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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a signature YWCA Hamilton event that raises funds and awareness to end violence against women.

As a result of the pandemic and with innovation in mind, we transformed our traditional rally and march through downtown Hamilton into an online event: a Walk Week, a virtual rally and awards ceremony that took place August 12-19, 2020.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2020 was a smashing success!

Our first-ever virtual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes brought together 205 participants across 45 teams. Thanks to you, we raised $115,400 and counting – that’s 136 per cent of our original goal!

Walkers in Hamilton, Burlington, and even Nova Scotia put on their red shoes and participated in online events ranging from a World Dance Party to our Geocache Challenge. Social media posts tagged with #WAMHamilton made over 70,000 impressions on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, including some adorable pictures of our doggy pals and babies walking alongside us.

Thank you to everyone who made our first virtual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event a success. Because of you, women and children in Hamilton are safe.

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