GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The eighth annual Men in Heels Race, put on every year by Alpine Bank, drew hundreds outside to cheer on their favorite teams on Thursday, September 7.
The race is an entertaining way of raising money and awareness for Hilltop's Domestic Violence Services and Latimer House. In total, over $23,000 was raised this year, with all of the money going directly towards helping those who have experienced domestic violence. "These men stepping forward and putting on heels are so important to show the women and all those affected that we are here for them, and that we support them, and that they are not alone," said Mike Green, the director of marketing and communication for Hilltop's Domestic Violence Services.
85 men competed on 17 different teams, and Rocky Mountain Orthopedic Associates got first place. The Mesa County Department of Human Services took home second place, and SERVPRO received third place.
The Church of the Nativity raised the most money out of all the teams, raising more than $3,000.