Walk a Mile in Her ShoesEdmonton media celebs are asking the city to help the YWCA raise $100,000 for its family violence prevention and recovery programs. But this is no ordinary walk, run or bike. This event puts men in women’s high heels, toddling around Churchill Square, raising eyebrows and funds for charity. The money raised will fund YWCA family violence recovery and prevention programs, including: the YWCA Counselling Centre; Crisis Shelter Support; Lakeside Haven; Transformations- healing from family violence; GirlSpace; and The Power of Being a Girl® Conference and more.

 

 Bridget Ryan

 Ryan Jespersen

 Carrie Doll

 Rob Williams

Bridget Ryan
Breakfast Television

Ryan Jespersen
Breakfast Television

 Carrie Doll
CTV Edmonton

 Rob Williams
CTV Edmonton

 Quinn Ohler

 Dani Rohls

 J'Lyne Nye

 Jonny Sullivan

 Quinn Ohler
Global Edmonton

 Dani Rohls
The Bounce

 J’Lyne Nye
92.5 Joe FM

 Jonny Sullivan
92.5 Joe FM

 Kari Skelton

 Jason Roberts

 Sean Burke

 Jaime O'Connell & Dan Hunt

 Kari Skelton
Up! 99.3 FM

 Jason Roberts
Up! 99.3 FM

Sean Burke
CISN 103.9 FM

Jaime O’Connell
& Dan Hunt
Lite 95.7 FM
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Violence is STILL the issue.

  • 73% of all female-victim homicides were committed by a family member or dating partner.
  • Edmonton police reported 3,230 victims of family violence – and 2,870 of these were women being victimized by an intimate partner.

How can you help?

  1. SIGN UP.  Register for Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. You can sign up as an individual, or recruit a team to join you – Why go it alone?
  2. RAISE FUNDS. Join us in our fundraising goal of $100,000! Ask your colleagues, suppliers, your clients – anyone who will give you money to walk around in a snazzy pair of heels.
  3. WALK THE WALK. Join other brave ‘soles’ hoofing it for a great cause.

Mark Tuesday, September 11, 11:30 to 1:30 pm in your calendar and join us at Downtown, at Sir Winston Churchill Square. We’ll have you safely back in your own shoes and at your office for that afternoon meeting.

And don’t worry, they provide the shoes!

Register to raise funds and find out what it’s like to Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® at ywcaofedmonton.org.

EVENT DETAILS

Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | 11:00 am | Check in & Awards | 12:00 noon | Walk begins

 

 

 

 

email from Jackie Foord on behalf of the YWCA Edmonton, September 24, 2012

On September 11th, 2012 at our Third Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® event, over 250 men [including the members of the media pictured above] donned high heels in support of the YWCA Edmonton’s Violence Prevention and Recovery Programs.

So far we have raised $70,000 of our $100,000 goal – we are so close!

We have until September 30th to meet our goal. We need your help. We are reaching out to all our partners and supporters to make this goal a reality.

Our programs, services and clients need this funding and we don’t want to let them down!

These men have walked the talk. Now it’s your turn.

Let’s show them how much we appreciate their efforts to raise awareness and donations for this important cause. Let’s show them that the community appreciates their efforts and aching feet.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS LINK TO DONATE – WWW.YWCAOFEDMONTON.ORG/DONATE

With your help, we can reach $100,000. Your contribution will allow us to help women and their families walk away from violence through our programs such as the Lakeside Haven Retreat, our Counselling Centre, the GirlSpace Program and the Power of Being A Girl conference.

Once again and on behalf of all the women and children who will benefit from your generosity, we sincerely thank you for your belief in our mission and vision.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Jackie Foord
CEO, YWCA – Edmonton

 

 

As part of the oldest and largest women’s social service organization in Canada, the YWCA Edmonton has been serving the capital region for over 100 years. We were founded on the belief that women must take a leadership role in shaping society’s direction in order to achieve equity and equality for all women. We are: a strong voice for women’s issues, committed to empowering female leaders of tomorrow and determined to end violence against women Through leadership, advocacy and support for women and their families, YWCA Edmonton looks to create strong, inclusive communities that value women’s perspectives.  See more at ywcaofedmonton.org.