Chatham-Kent Walk A Mile In her Shoes Annual Event Sunday June 3/2018
Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:00:00 AM
Walk A Mile In her Shoes Event Takes Place Sunday June 3/2018
Chatham-Kent is a giving caring community, evident by the many successful charity events that take place throughout the year. This year is no exception.
The Annual `Walk a Mile in her Shoes` Event will take place this Sunday June 3/20148 Rain or Shine!. The event is expected to raise between $25,000 and $35,000 which is one third of the revenue the Women`s Centre needs to raise annually in the community.The money is used to support the many great programs the Centre provides to women, children and even men who are victims of abuse. It has been a very successful event and a time for the men in our Chatham-Kent community to show their support for`violence against women`. It shows a clear message that although many of us do not know first hand the terror and heartbreak of this terrible crime, we as a community can stand together and show our support.
The Centre provides a very necessary and much needed haven for women and children living with abuse in their lives. The centre takes those in need in and helps them get a new start. Just a little plug for the centre here. My wife purges her closet yearly and takes the clothing to the centre. They are very grateful for all donations including children's clothing, since many of the clients arrive with only the shirts on their back. Toiletries, like those from hotels are also gratefully accepted.
Frank Baird created 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' back in 2001, an International Men's March to stop Crime and Gender Violence. The Walk is, at its core, an Anti-Violence message and men from Chatham-Kent put on Red High Heels and demonstrate how difficult it really is to walk in someone else's shoes. It is a fun way to raise awareness and funds for this very important issue and a facility that we in Chatham-Kent are so lucky to have in our midst. It is quite a sight to see the participants whose masculine feet were not designed for high heels (especially red ones) to maneuver the steps one at a time but there are many good sports who take part, some regulars and some newcomers. It is a great event and if you can not participate be sure to support those who do with a pledge. Registration is at 11:30 A.M. and the walk begins in front of the downtown mall on King St. Visit ckwc.ca for more details.
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