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Heels for HEALing Stiletto Sprint

Some 55 men, women and children spend Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2013, dashing one half block on First Avenue in Spokane, Wash., to raise money benefiting the Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network. Their resources help survivors of domestic violence. The adults wore high heels or stilettos while the children competed in sneakers.


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Rick Young, right, kicks his heels just a little faster than Dusty Wetzler as they compete in the Heels for HEALing Men’s Stiletto Sprint, Aug. 18, 2013 on 1st Avenue in downtown Spokane, Wash. Some 55 competitors participated in the benefit event with proceeds going to the The Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network. W.H.E.’s resources help survivors of domestic violence. Events for the day also included a costume contest, parade of shoes for auction, marshmallow stomping, and street dancing.


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Heels in many shapes and colors are worn by partipants after a Heels for HEALing race in downtown Spokane to benefit the Women’s Heeling and Empowerment Network.


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Heels for HEALing race participant stabs marshmallow before racing in downtown Spokane to benefit the Women’s Heeling and Empowerment Network. Racers collated the treats on their heels and then raced to the finish line.


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Heels for HEALing race participants break from the starting line after stabbing marshmallows in downtown Spokane as part of a Women’s Stiletto Sprint to benefit the Women’s Heeling and Empowerment Network


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Destiny Wallace, 26, kicks up her heels and sprints ahead of the pack during a heat of the Heels for HEALing race, Aug. 18, 2013, in downtown Spokane to benefit the Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network. The days proceeds provide resources to help survivors of domestic violence


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After riding his bicycle to First Avenue, Heels for HEALing race participant Steve Luiten provokes a laugh from spectators as he heads for a starting line position before racing in downtown Spokane to benefit the Women’s Heeling and Empowerment Network.


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Children sprint for a photo finish during the Heels for HEALing race, Aug. 18, 2013 on First Avenue in downtown Spokane. The kids ran in sneakers while adult racers wore stiletto and high heels.


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Heels for HEALing race participant Ali Booth, 23, strides along First Avenue while racing in downtown Spokane to benefit the Women’s Heeling and Empowerment Network.


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Heels for HEALing race participants and spectators dance the mambo before the men’s stiletto sprint in downtown Spokane to benefit the Women’s Heeling and Empowerment Network.

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