UNCW fraternity walks in heels for sexual assault victims


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some UNCW fraternity brothers are walking in heels for a good cause.

Today the Chi Phi fraternity held a ‘Walk in Her Shoes’ awareness event for the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons. The organization sold raffle tickets throughout the day. All of the proceeds benefit the center.

President of the Fraternity Brian Piccirilli said raising awareness about the problem in the area is important to the fraternity and to him personally.

“It’s important to me, because I’ve had personal experiences where friends have gone certain things between sexual assault and other abuse and I want to make sure that we are there for them when they are in time of need,” Piccirilli said.

The brothers also said the heels were not so comfortable, but they were happy to do it.

If you missed the event, you can still donate to the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons.

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