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We’re stepping up to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Lori Gariepy, Digital Communications Associate / 2017/06/15

What are you doing for lunch on Tuesday, June 20th? If you are in the Hamilton area, we welcome you to come out and support our team of Alectra Utilities employees and the hundreds of other people who are stepping up to walk a mile in red shoes to raise awareness and funds for YWCA Hamilton’s essential programs and services for women in need.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - HamiltonThe 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event takes place at Hamilton City Hall at noon on Tuesday, June 20th. This fun and light-hearted event encourages people of all ages, genders, and abilities to step into red high-heeled shoes and walk one mile to show their support for women who have been affected by violence or homelessness. While the red high-heeled shoes are a symbol of empathy to end violence against women, people are encouraged to wear any pair of red shoes to represent the diversity of women and children this event aims to support.

Over the past seven years, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to support YWCA Hamilton’s essential programs and services for women, girls, and their families. The event encourages the community to talk about the serious issues of homelessness, violence, poverty and mental health to help improve gender relations and decrease the potential for violence. It also informs the community that services are available for recovery and healing.

Alectra Utilities is proud to support the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser. The time to step up is now. Take a stand with us as we walk in red shoes on Tuesday, June 20th. Visit the Alectra Utilities team page to make a donation. To learn more or join the walk yourself, visit the YWCA Hamilton Walk a Mile in Her Shoes website. Together, we can help make our community a safer, healthier place for women and children.


About Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign was started in 2001 by Frank Baird. It has grown globally to raise awareness that violence is not a women’s issue but a societal issue. It has become a world-wide movement raising millions of dollars for domestic violence shelters, education, prevention and remediation programs. http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org

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