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Antelope Valley Hospital Walk-A-Mile Event a Success

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(LANCASTER, CA – October 7, 2015) — More than 120 people attended the second annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event on Saturday, September 26, at Antelope Valley College, aimed at raising awareness of services available in our community to prevent violence and help victims of crime.

The event was sponsored by the Zonta Club of the Antelope Valley in support of Antelope Valley Hospital’s Forensic Services Unit. Attendees had the unique opportunity to see most of the men who participated wearing heels, in a nod to the name of the event and to emphasize the need to stop gender based violence. In addition to the 60 walkers who completed the mile, multiple community agencies staffed booths to provide information and resources. Several local businesses also supported the event, including Antelope Valley Lincoln, Ford, Mazda; Secure Digital Imaging (SDFI); and the Antelope Valley Community Clinic.

Participants collectively raised over $3,000; but more importantly, the event helped raise awareness about ending violence in our community.

About Antelope Valley Hospital

Celebrating 60 years of caring for the community, Antelope Valley Hospital is located in the city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County. The 420-bed district hospital is a Level II trauma center and provides a full array of medical/surgical services, pediatric treatment, NICU, mental health, cancer care and more. More information is available at www.avhospital.org or by calling 661-949-5000.

men wearing red high heels

Many men participating in the second annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event donned red high heels before taking a lap around the track at Antelope Valley College. The event, sponsored by the Zonta Club of the Antelope Valley benefitted Antelope Valley Hospital’s Forensic Services Unit.