Alpha Chi Omega's flyer for their 2018 "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" philanthropy event.

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Men from various organizations promoted domestic violence awareness Thursday by participating in a relay race – in heels.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Alpha Chi Omega’s annual philanthropy event, raised money for the Women’s Center of Tarrant County.

“The Women’s Center is close to campus and serves as a resource for victims of domestic violence through a multitude of services,” said Hayley Cruikshank, the vice president of philanthropy for Alpha Chi Omega.

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity walked away with first place in the race.

Phi Gamma Delta, the winners of the event. (Photo courtesy of Julia Keaton)

“It is a super fun way to raise money for our philanthropy, as well as raising awareness for our cause,” Cruikshank said. “We have raised a lot of money and promoted domestic violence awareness on campus.”

Warren Riley, a junior computer science major who participated, said the event was a lot of fun.

“I can’t say I was actually able to run in heels, but I had fun and it was for a great cause,” Riley said.

Team Sigma Nu and Team Phi Gamma Delta preparing for the race. (Photo courtesy of Julia Keaton)

Julia Keaton, a sophomore member of Alpha Chi Omega, admired everyone’s efforts.

“Today was a great day,” Keaton said. “We got to see many fraternities not only support our philanthropy but help shed light upon the serious worldwide issue of domestic violence.”