Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This Blogger Had A Blast In High Heels! YWCA Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Event

  Most people realize that I love to try and give back to local charities in any way that I can.  That said, I often find myself in interesting events and circumstances and yesterday's YWCA Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event definitely took me out of my comfort zone, so to speak!

  This event was amazing fun and over 200 men participated in the walk to raise money and awareness for domestic violence issues in Calgary.  I was fortunate enough to take part in this walk and I must say, I really do knot understand how some women wear these shoes every day!  I had a super sexy "wedge" shoe on, and while I hear I got off lucky compared to a 6 inch stiletto heel, my feet were killing me by the end of the walk! 

 Here is some video....

 My goal was to raise $750 for the YWCA and I was also very fortunate to be able to raise close to $1100 for this great charity and I want to thank everyone that donated.  My co-workers, friends and family were a great support and I was also amazed by the response on Twitter where I did most of my fundraising!  I received some interesting donations from local politicians including:

  •  MLA Art Johnston
  • MLA Jonathon Denis
  • Mayoral candidate Barb Higgins
  • Ward 7 Alderman candidate Kevin Taylor
  • Ward 11 Alderman candidate, Brian Pincott
  • Ward 14 Alderman candidate, Shawn Kao
Thanks again to everyone that donated and came to cheer me on! I look forward to doing this again next year. Hopefully my feet will have healed by then! 

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