Members of the YNN staff were among dozens of folks who joined the Stiletto Stampede on Saturday to benefit the Seton Breast Cancer Center.
Several groups came out to strut their stuff. Women, men and kids ran, walked, jogged and skipped the 100 yards in high-healed shoes or other fine footwear.
Michelle Patterson, the founder of the Austin Stiletto Stampede, said she knows it's not always safe to run in heels, but it's worth it on this one occasion.
"As a woman, I feel like you walk 10 hours a day in heels, running 100 yards is easy," she said. "Especially compared with having breast cancer. I feel like anyone can do 100 yards in heels, because it's significantly less difficult."
Breast cancer survivors say they appreciate all the support at events like this one.
"It's nice that it's one of the few times you can be around people and it's not taboo," Nora Garcia, a breast cancer survivor, said. "You can say things, they've been there, they're going through it. It's like a real family. We have one thing in common. We're here, we're alive."
The event benefits the construction and equipment for the new Seton Breast Care Center.