Edmontonians 'walk a mile' to take a stand against domestic violence
Rob Williams, Bill Fortier, and photographer Matt Marshall take part in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2019.
Published Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:26PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:39PM MDT
Big heels are raising big money for the YWCA at the Federal Building Plaza on Wednesday. Whether they walked in pumps, stilettos, or 6 inch high-heels, they all raised money for a good cause.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of “Walk a Mile in her Shoes”, and organizers hoped to raise $230,000. Over the last decade, over $1 million has been raised.
“Part of the beauty of this event is people step up and offer to be uncomfortable, we do choose particularly uncomfortable shoes for them to walk in,” said Amber Niemeier, the Director of external relations for YWCA, “And it’s a symbol of willing to be uncomfortable in order to provide comfort to the women and families who need the services of YWCA.”
Participants included police officers, firefighters, members of the military, rugby players, construction workers, and CTV News Edmonton’s own Rob Williams, Bill Fortier and photographer Matt Marshall.