Red Shoe Walk is My Friendís House signature fundraising event to help end gender-based violence. We invite men and others who wish to join us, to step out with a pair of red heels and walk during the month of September.

To show your commitment to ending violence against women, share your experience on social media tagging #RedShoeWalk.

The Reality

According to the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics: every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.

Sadly, half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence starting at the age of 16.

Over the past year, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic heightened the magnitude of inequality women continually face, from increased rates of domestic abuse to sexual violence and harassment within and outside the home.

In the past year, My Friendís House saw a 20% increase in women needing our services, and a staggering 40% increase in women reporting violence.

What Can We Do?

The answer is simple - we need to stand in solidarity with women and their children. We must raise awareness and funds to end violence, promote equality, and foster healthy relationships.

Violence against women is not only a women's issue - it's everyone's issue.

We are calling for everyone who believes in ending violence to participate in our Red Shoe Walk. Make an incredible impact - one community commitment at a time. Together, we can end gender-based violence.

Why Red Shoes?

You canít really understand another personís experience until youíve walked a mile in their shoes.

Wearing a pair of red high-heel shoes is a metaphor for the unimaginable discomfort women and children endure while experiencing abuse.

What Difference Does It Make?

Dollars raised from the event help cover the costs of providing refuge and support to abused women and their children - both in our shelter and for women in the community who are living with abuse and violence.

By participating, you are helping hundreds of women and children in South Georgian Bay find a safe haven at My Friendís House to begin rebuilding their lives.

Your support of Red Shoe Walk 2021 helps My Friendís House provide:

●24-hour alarmed secure residence

●Warm beds with linens, towels and hygiene items

●Nutritious meals

●24-hour access to a supportive counsellor

●Access to advocacy and adult, children and family therapy programs

●Transitional housing and follow-up support

Will You Step Out In A Pair Of Red Heels?

Our goal is to have 100 participants join us in raising $50,000.

This yearís virtual walk means you can do your walk in the comfort of your own home or office. Share your strut on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so friends and family can cheer you on!

Nervous about heights? You donít have to walk in the heels. Striking a pose is perfect!

Itís easy! Join as an individual or start a team. Weíll bring you the shoes and leave the rest to you.

Register today!

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