And, thanks to everyone who supported our team, we surpassed our initial goal of $1,500, raising close to $3,700 and finishing in the top five fundraising teams.
Wearing shoes ranging from simple black pumps to leopard-print shoe booties and Gaga-worthy platforms, the guys walked from Dundas Square down Yonge Street, through the financial district and back to the Square. And, even though some were hobbling across the finish line, our team pulled it out in style – feather boas and all!
More than 1,000 participants joined this year’s event, which aims to raise awareness of violence against women.
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ isn’t simply a stunt — it’s a statement about men’s role in ending violence against women; an issue that is connected to strict gender roles and expectations of men. By wearing heels and acting in solidarity with women, we want to show that we’ll do whatever it takes to make this a safer world for everyone,” reads a statement on the Walk a Mile Toronto site.
A big thanks goes out to everyone who donated to our team. To see the rest of our team photos, visit our Facebook page.