Walking a mile in her shoes.
A fundraiser organized by Alternatives for Battered Women got men and women out to Ontario Beach Park on Saturday to walk a mile in heels.
"I'm walking for my cousin Sara Lopez," said Jessica Wallner of Gates.
Alternatives for Battered Women CEO Jaime Saunders says one in four women and one in seven men are victims of domestic violence.
"She was murdered just before Christmas last year," said Wallner.
It's crime she says is preventable.
"We all know somebody whose been impacted by domestic violence," said Saunders.
To help raise awareness, men and women strutted down Ontario Beach Park on Saturday in heels.
"I didn't know how much work it was. My feet are killing me," said Police Chief James Sheppard.
"I got my tutu, my Sara Lopez shirt and some uncomfortable heels," said Arik Garnder of Hamlin.
But the pain of the heels did not stop both men and women from walking a mile in her shoes.
"Men are part of the solution so both men and women can be victims of domestic violence," said Saunders. "Rain or shine, domestic violence happens through all weather we are here sheltered through the storm."
Chief James Sheppard says domestic violence plagues the entire community of Rochester and it is something that needs to be addressed.
"We've had a number of homicides in the city of Rochester that are domestic related and so its important for us to come together and fight for the cause," he said.
That's why Chief Sheppard put out a challenge for other chiefs to participate.
"I've got three inch heels. Fairly uncomfortable," said Rochester Fire Chief Sam Mitrano, "I'm for warning all the chiefs in Monroe County. I will be challenging everyone to come out next year and join me."
Saturday's event raised around $23,000.
"I'm very proud and excited to be here to have such wonderful people in the community and to know we aren't the only ones that are trying to help," said Wallner.