Hike the Hill in Heels event kicks raises awareness of sexual assault

UT students and others strapped on heels to walk in solidarity to fight sexual assault.

KNOXVILLE - Dozens of people grabbed a pair of heels and walked around Thompson Boling Arena for the 3rd annual Hike the Hill in Heels on Monday.

The event kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month for the University of Tennessee.

The hike shows support for victims of sexual assault and also encourages the univeresity community to help prevent these attacks.

"We have really seen this issue become something that every single corner of our institution is willing to start to address, to take on, to take back to their community," said Ashley Blamey, Center for Health Education and Wellness. "It's not something that any single one of us is going to resolve alone so, it's absolutely a community issues, and this event has been one of those things that brings everyone together"

At the end of the hike, attendees got the chance to film testimonies explaining why they participated.

The event also featured a runway contest and best decorated heel competition.

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