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Friday, April 27 News

Steppin' out to make a point: Crowd 'Walks a Mile in Her Shoes' to stomp out domestic violence

Police Chief Gary MacNamara brought downtown traffic to a halt Saturday morning, but not how the town's chief law-enforcement official would normally be expected to do it.

One of the more than 200 participants in the Center for Family Justice's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event, MacNamara slipped into a bright-red pair of women's high heels to support the organization's programs to stop domestic and sexual violence against women.

Walkers gathered off the Post Road downtown to sign in, have a breakfast bite, don a tee-shirt and then set off on a 1-mile walk through town to Town Hall Green.

"Though this is only our second annual, it feels like our 10th as it has been so embraced by Fairfield and surrounding towns," said Debra Greenwood, CEO of the Center for Family Justice. "We have lots of students here from Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University, law enforcement and judicial reps, and, of course, Chief MacNamara has his red stilettos."

For more information about the organization, check: http://www.cwfefc.org