Local Men in Heels for a Good Cause: 
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ® 2014 to Support YWCA Moncton

Posted September 12, 2014

Written by Beth Lyons

MONCTON, N.B. – YWCA Moncton is proud to announce the 7th annual Investors Group Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® on October 17th, 2014 in Moncton. This event is part of Week Without Violence, a worldwide YWCA anti-violence initiative that takes place annually during the 3rd week in October.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a fundraising event held annually in communities around the world to challenge gender-based violence. Participants raise awareness of gender-based violence, as well as funds for local organizations addressing violence against women. Participants ask friends and family to sponsor their walk through pledges and, in return, they complete the walk while symbolically wearing a pair of high heels.

This is the 2nd year that funds raised through Moncton’s march will support YWCA Moncton programs and services addressing gender-based violence in our community. Last year, over 100 men answered the call to support YWCA Moncton, including members of our business community, elected officials, students, local media and sports celebrities, as well as police and firefighters.

This year’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® honorary co-chairs are 3 men in uniform: Lt. Col. Mark Leach, Canadian Armed Forces; Robin True, Deputy Chief, Riverview Fire & Rescue; and David Vautour, RCMP Inspector in charge of operations.

“YWCA Moncton is thrilled to be a part of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® again this year,” says YWCA Executive Director Jewell Mitchell. “This event is an important fundraiser for our violence-prevention programs and services, as well as a strong statement from men in our community that violence against women in unacceptable—and can be ended.”

From now until the day of the event, individuals and teams may register with YWCA Moncton online or in person. Registration is $20 per participant.

In addition to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, Week Without Violence will also feature Moncton’s 3rd annual Take Back the Night rally and march to end sexual violence against women on October 15th. Take Back the Night is organized by YWCA Moncton in collaboration with other community agencies, including Crossroads for Women.

YWCA Moncton exists to support and empower women—and their families—through advocacy and integrated services that foster independence, wellness, and equity for all.

YWCA Moncton believes all women have the right to live in peace and without threat or acts of violence. The agency addresses the issue of violence against women through violence prevention programs, as well as national and international YWCA campaigns.

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For more information, visit ywcamoncton.com or facebook.com/WalkaMileMoncton.

For registration and event logistics, contact:

Marisa Piccini, Fund Development Manager, YWCA Moncton
(506) 858-7224 | mpiccini@ywcamoncton.com

For media inquiries, contact:

Beth Lyons, Associate Director, YWCA Moncton
(506) 858-7222 | blyons@ywcamoncton.com

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