Dozens of people strapped on high heels on Sunday for the first ever Stiletto Sprint in downtown Spokane.
Women were not the only ones in heels, men also participated in the race.
"I don't know how ladies do it," participant TJ Wetzler said.
Brothers TJ and Dusty Wetzler put on high heels for the first time ever to take part in the race. "Trying to get a 12.5 mens to a woman's heel is not easy," Dusty said.
But the brothers weren't just out there to goof off in heels. "It is a great cause and that's why I did it," TJ said.
They came out to support the first ever, Heels for Healing: Stiletto Sprint, put on by the non-profit, Women's Healing and Empowerment Network known as W.H.E.
"What we do is we help women coming out of domestic violence with healing and moving on with their life," Taffy Hunter with W.H.E. said.
As a small non-profit needing to raise money, organizers had a brilliant idea to create an event centered around one of women's favorite things, shoes.
"It's a fun way for the community to come out and have a blast with wonderful shoes and at the same time really bring awareness to the issue," Hunter said.
Over the last five years, the W.H.E. Network has helped thousands of women who have been victims of domestic violence. For Carmelita Desper, it's an issue that hits close to home.
"I have known personally women who have been affected by that, some very close to me, so I think it's a great cause and putting out the awareness and making sure everybody knows about it," Desper said.
The Wetzler brothers might have already put up their stilettos after the race but they hope to strap them back on next year.
"I'll do it every year they have it as long as I'm around," Dusty said.