With just under a month until the YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® fundraising event on September 18, there is still time to register and form a team. Whether you sign up as an individual or convince a group of co-workers or friends to join you, here are a few incentives to sway you in the participation direction:

  1. Excellent team-builder. Not to mention mad props from your female colleagues!
  2. Great calf workout. Have you been skipping leg day at the gym?
  3. Bragging rights. Think of the community-building addition to your LinkedIn page and poke fun at your competitors when you raise more funds (and look better in heels)
  4. Free lunch! Who doesn’t love a meal on the house, especially from Red Wagon Diner food truck!
  5. Awards. Guaranteed participant medal plus the possibility of winning the Top Walker or Top Team trophy
  6. Get out of the office. Miss a little bit of work (but not too much, see reason #8)
  7. Practical proximity. The event takes place downtown at Olympic Plaza, possibly even walking distance from your office.
  8. Outfits are optional! Who doesn’t love a good costume party?! Halloween in September, anyone? In case you’re wondering, the shoes are provided so you don’t have to break the bank and we promise to have your size!
  9. Free haircut! Our sponsor, Tommy Gun’s Original Barber Shop, are offering a free cut to the first 275 walkers!
  10. Last but most importantly, you’ll be helping women and their children in Calgary walk away from family violence.

Find out more and register today at walkamile.ca