The Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre invites all men who believe that their voice, and support can help stop violence against women. Take the first step to walk a mile in her shoes at the Sam Steele Parade on June 17, as part of Cranbrook’s sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.
To register to walk go to the Friends of the Women’s Centre website at www.FriendsoftheWomensCentre.com. Then start collecting pledges and on June 17 walk the 1.2 kilometer parade route in bright red high heel shoes.
“What better and more challenging way to show your community how committed you are to the issue? Asks Jody Lutzke of The Friends of the Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre. “The fundraising required during the lead up to the walk allows men to voice their stance – with every pledge collected the men are speaking about their values, and intolerance for violence towards women.”“Our goal is to sign up as many men to walk the mile, and to inspire those men to form teams, collect pledges and enjoy themselves on parade day. Our goal is to raise $25,000 this year Jody said.
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes started in 2001 in California, and has spread to many communities across North America. Proceeds from every walk must go to a community organization that works to reduce violence against women. The Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre a program of Community Connections Society of Southeast BC has an incredible history of supporting local women in crisis. In 2016 alone the centre supported 2000 women.
Again you can register online using the Friends of the Women’s Centre website, or call 250-426-2912 to request a pledge package or find more information.