Take the time to ‘Walk A Mile In Her Shoes’

The Camrose Women's Shelter Society invites all men to walk with us in our 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraiser...

  • Jun. 30, 2016 5:00 a.m.

The Camrose Women's Shelter Society invites all men to walk with us in our 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraiser during the Big Valley Jamboree Parade on Thursday

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Camrose Women’s Shelter Society

 

The Camrose Women’s Shelter Society invites all men to walk with us in our 5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraiser during the Big Valley Jamboree Parade on Thursday, July 28th.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an international men’s march that started in 2001 with just a few participants and has become a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and other educational and awareness programs. Although this is a fun event, the cause is a serious one as over 400 women and children from Camrose and its surrounding communities access the services of the shelter each year. It also provides an opportunity to inform the community of the valuable contributions men make to help bring an end to sexualized violence.

All walkers will be fitted with their own pair of red high heeled shoes. Sole City Shoes in Camrose will host a shoe distribution day (TBA) where walkers can try on their shoes and take them home. From past experience we know that many walkers appreciate receiving their shoes as soon as possible so they can display them and perhaps practice walking in them. We also encourage all participants to promote their own companies or organizations at the event by wearing company shirts or carrying company banners.

Pipestone Flyer editor Stu Salkeld will be participating in the walk and is currently collecting pledges for the event. Drop by the Flyer office to donate a few dollars for a very worthy cause, or call the editor at 780-387-5797.

Along with the shoes, walkers will be supplied with a pledge sheet to gather sponsors. This year, all proceeds from the Walk will be in support of “raising the roof” as the Shelter is in need of a new roof. The Camrose Women’s Shelter Society is a registered charitable organization and all donations of $20 or more will be provided with a tax deductible receipt.

Walkers and volunteers are invited to join us immediately following the parade for a barbeque at our registration site in front of The Brick (50th St. & 51st Ave.).

To register for the Walk, or if you have questions or comments, please contact the Shelter at 780-679-4978 or email admin@camrosewomenshelter.org.

 

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