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Frat Bros. In High-heel Shoes: Una Students Walk To Benefit Safe Place

Mar. 17, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

One-mile walk raises awareness for rape and sexual assault FLORENCE, Ala. - One hundred twenty-five fraternity brothers have their four-inch red high heels polished and ready for an afternoon stroll through downtown Florence April 23. They'll be among many University of North Alabama students, faculty and staff participating in Walk a Mile in Her shoes, a one-mile walk to benefit Safe Place, an organization to prevent rape and domestic violence and abuse while providing free services to victims and education for members of the community. Men pay $10 to walk. Women walk for free, but may buy a T-shirt for $5. The walk will begin at 3 p.m. April 23 in front of UNA's Norton Auditorium. Participants will walk down Pine Street to W. Mobile Street and then turn north onto N. Court Street to return to campus.

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/