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June 19, 2017, Hamilton, ON — Every year, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men and women in our
community to step into high heels — or any pair of red shoes — to raise awareness and funds to help
women who have been affected by violence or homelessness. Join us in supporting the most marginalized
women in Hamilton by sponsoring, fundraising, and walking TOMORROW on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Since its inception, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to support
YWCA Hamilton’s essential programs and services. Funds raised at the 8th annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes
will help to combat issues of homelessness and violence against women, making an impact in the
community that will be felt for years to come.
WHAT: 8th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in support of YWCA Hamilton
WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (Registration: 11 a.m.; Walk and lunch 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
WHERE: Hamilton City Hall
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a pledged-based fundraiser. It’s a symbolic gesture where people of all ages,
genders, and abilities walk in red high heels - or any pair of red shoes - to raise awareness and funds to
support YWCA Hamilton and our many clients.
About YWCA Hamilton
For over 125 years, YWCA Hamilton has focused on building healthy, inclusive and equitable communities.
YWCA Hamilton is a women-led, service organization working to strengthen women's voices, increase
their access to resources, and to give women and girls opportunities to shape their lives and define their
communities. We provide a large variety of programs for women and their families addressing health and
wellness, poverty, employment and skill building, transitional housing, seniors’ programming, supports for
persons with developmental disabilities, youth-led programming and high quality active children’s
programs. For more information on our programs and services please visit us at www.ywcahamilton.org.
For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Jessica Rose, Communications and Media Coordinator
Work: (905) 522-9922 Ext 111
Cell: (905) 802-4286
Walk a Mile in hes Shoes 2017