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HOW IT WORKS
Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® Red Deer raises funds and awareness to end gender-based and domestic violence, allowing The Outreach Centre to provide supports, advocacy and services to individuals and families experiencing violence. From safety and transitional housing, to counselling and safety planning, we provide life-changing and life-saving support to survivors.
Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® not only raises much-needed funds for The Outreach Centre, but it also raises awareness of the issue of gender-based and domestic violence in our city and surrounding communities.
Step 1: REGISTER
Walk in solidarity with survivors of violence and register for Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® Red Deer. Join us in-person or virtually as an individual walker or create your own team!
Step 2: RAISE FUNDS
After you register, strive to reach your fundraising goals and help us raise awareness by sharing the event with your contacts and on your social media. Tag The Outreach Centre or use #RDWalkaMile2023
- $200 – Suggested minimum individual fundraising goal
- $1000 – Can provide shelter for survivors for one month
Step 3: GET READY TO WALK!
Join us in beautiful Downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. to walk a mile! Location and parking details coming soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is this event called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?
Frank Baird founded Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® in 2001. What started out as a small group of men walking in heels around a park, has grown to become a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of people raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs.
While called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Red Deer, we recognize that gender-based violence does not only impact women. Anybody can experience violence, no matter their background, identity or circumstance. It is our responsibility as an organization and as a community to advocate for ALL survivors.
Q: How do I register?
A: Register to sign up as an individual, as a Team Captain or to join an existing team here.
Q: Do I have to fundraise to participate?
A: Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® Red Deer is a signature fundraising event for The Outreach Centre, that powers life-changing and life-saving programs for survivors. This year, we have a bold fundraising goal and are calling on our community to help us fundraise an unprecedented $100,000 because the need for our services is greater now more than ever!
We hope that you will set a personal fundraising goal and ask your friends, family and colleagues to support you. All pledges and donations of $25 or more will be issued a charitable tax receipt when donor name and address have been provided.
Q: How can I reach my fundraising goals?
A: Involve your friends, family and colleagues in your fundraising and you will reach your goal in no time! Once you register online, please share your participant page to your networks and send emails requesting support. You can also share the link on your social media pages. Tag The Outreach Centre or use #RDWalkaMile2023.