Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® is a symbolic march that gives men the opportunity to stand against the societal restrictions placed on women and specifically the issue of violence against women and children. We are abundantly grateful to our sponsors, walkers, teams, ambassadors, and donors, who over the past 15 years have helped raise $1,173,732 for Gillian’s Place.

Last October, despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic, our first-ever virtual event, Walk a Mile—COVID Style, doubled its fundraising goal and raised over $105,000. As we continue to respond to the challenges and demands from COVID-19, the need for our 16th annual Walk a Mile has never been more vital. With public health restrictions in mind and building on the success and inclusivity of Walk a Mile—COVID Style, Walk a Mile—YOUR Style encourages everyone in our community to march to end gender-based violence. Gillian’s Place needs everyone to walk to help reach our $120,000 goal to support women, children, and non-binary folks who have experienced abuse.

So, gather your friends, family, co-workers, and pets and join us on Saturday October 16, 2021 to march to end gender-based violence in Niagara. 

Walk A Mile - YOUR Style

YOUR Walk. YOUR People. YOUR Support. YOUR Impact.

  • Gather your family, friends, coworkers, and pets and walk in the community, decked out in pink, to end gender-based violence in Niagara.
  • Register your walk on a “virtual” map.
  • Teams are encouraged to help spread awareness about gender-based violence and compete for the best pink-decorated house/business in October.

 

Event Details



    • Saturday October 16, 2021

    • A virtual community walk

    • 11:30 am
      - Opening ceremonies via Facebook Live

    • 12:00 pm
      - Teams take to the streets to Walk a Mile-YOUR Style

    • 1:00 pm
      - Closing ceremonies via Facebook Live

Walk A Mile - YOUR Style

YOUR Walk. YOUR People. YOUR Support. YOUR Impact.

  • Gather your family, friends, coworkers, and employees and walk in the community, decked out in pink, to end gender-based violence in Niagara.
  • Register your walk on a “virtual” map.
  • Teams are encouraged to help spread awareness about gender-based violence and compete for the best pink-decorated house/business in October.

 

Event Details



  • Saturday October 16, 2021

  • A virtual community walk

  • 11:30 am
    - Opening ceremonies via Facebook Live

  • 12:00 pm
    - Teams take to the streets to Walk a Mile

  • 1:00 pm
    - Closing ceremonies via Facebook Live

Social Media Tool-Kit

1

Utilize attention-grabbing photos, or make a video! Wear hot pink to show your support for Walk A Mile, wear heels, and just have fun with it!

2

Use hashtags in your social media posts. Hashtags help build interest in Walk A Mile and can connect you with other people or companies in the community participating!

3

Add the Walk A Mile link to posts on social media to make it easier for potential contributors to donate. The less clicks, the better!

4

Link information about Gillian's Place or resources to help educate possible donors why this campaign is so important to help end gender-based violence.

5

Share what inspired you to Walk A Mile! Personalized stories and sharing why Walk A Mile is important to you will increase donor interest.

Walk A Mile In Our Community

Looking for more ways to get involved? Decorate your house, business - even your car - in pink to show support for the walk to end gender-based violence.

View The Route


See where fellow Walk A Mile participants are walking in your area with our interactive map tracker.

FAQ

How do I choose my route?
The goal is to walk a mile. You can do this anywhere in your neighbourhood, near your place of business, a place of yours and your co-workers choosing, on a trail... the choice is yours! If you need help mapping your route, visit mapmywalk.com.

Where does the money I raise go?
All the funds raised will directly support our free and confidential services that support women, children, and non-binary folks as they break the cycle of gender-based violence. These services include a 34-bed emergency shelter, expert counselling, child and youth programs, legal advice and information, education and violence prevention programs, a transitional housing program, and a second-stage housing program.

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes! Donors who have made a donation of $20 or more will receive an official electronic tax receipt by email within minutes of making their donation. Cheques can be mailed to Gillian’s Place and a tax receipt will be issued in 4-6 weeks.

What shoes do I wear?
This year, we are taking it easy on you. No heels are required, although, pink heels are welcome! We also encourage hot-pink attire! Make a statement and stand out!

What is the minimum amount I need to raise?
The minimum required by an adult is $100. The minimum for youth is $25.

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Brian Cullen Motors
Enercare
Calhoun Sportswear
Niagara Trailers
Zwart Systems 

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