For Immediate Release

Registration open for YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® Presented by Shoppers Drug Mart

CALGARY, June 26, 2017 – YWCA Calgary is proud to kick off year 12 for one of the city’s most entertaining events, YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® presented by Shoppers Drug Mart. Women and men can step up and register to participate, start fundraising or donate to address a serious issue that impacts too many families in our community – domestic abuse.

“Ending domestic abuse requires a community effort. YW is thrilled to invite everyone to step up and take part in this year’s event” says Sue Tomney, CEO of YW Calgary. “We need to engage everyone on these important issues and come together as a community to say enough is enough. Only together can we help women and their children walk away from family violence and abuse.”

YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® presented by Shoppers Drug Mart is encouraging women and men to step up and help women and their children experiencing domestic abuse. The event will take place September 19, 2017, beginning at The Palace Theatre.

Register as an individual or a team and challenge family, friends or co-workers to participate. Fundraise and help YW reach the goal of $250,000 for programs and services to help women live free of domestic violence. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, for more information please contact Robyn Jackson, Development Officer at (403) 705.0138.

In 2016, Calgary Police Service noted a 36 per cent increase over the five year average in domestic violence calls and a 12 per cent increase in domestic violence incidents. Which means there were more than 3,709 domestic violence incidents in one year. YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® presented by Shoppers Drug Mart is an annual fundraising event that helps raise awareness of domestic abuse and empowers women and their children to walk away from family violence. The highly-anticipated event raises funds to support programs and services which enable women to live healthy lives and thrive in their community.

Register, fundraise or donate at


About YW Calgary:

YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. For 106 years, we have focused on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity. In 2016, YW Calgary supported more than 6,800 Calgary women and their families. Together with our donors, government and other social agencies, we provide crisis shelter, transitional and supported housing, counselling, parenting supports, childcare, language and employment programs that help move women from crisis to stability.

Women-centred. Brighter-future focused.

For information please contact:

Sarah Favel

403.585.9838 |