More than $24,000 raised at Royal LePage Gardiner Realty’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event

Walkers and organizers at Royal LePage Gardiner Realty’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Fredericton, NB. From L-R: sales representative Glenis Mahaney, broker/owner Lincoln Thompson and Dr. Mark McMillan.

On Sunday September 10, 2017, Royal LePage Gardiner Realty invited the men of Fredericton, NB to participate in their 4th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event. The event premise is simple: men walk a mile in women’s high heeled shoes to raise awareness and funds in support of ending gender-based violence.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fredericton participants, from L-R: former councillor in New Maryland, Scott Sparks; Fredericton city councillor, Stephen Chase; mayor of Oromocto, Bob Powers; deputy mayor of New Maryland, Alex Scholton, and Royal LePage Gardiner Realty broker/owner, Lincoln Thompson.

This year, more than 90 men answered the call and collectively raised $24,070 in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated to funding women’s shelters and domestic violence prevention programs. Since its inaugural walk in Fredericton in 2014, this event has now raised more than $78,000, all of which is directed to Fredericton’s Women in Transition House, a secure home for women and their children who are fleeing abuse.

Organizers were proud to welcome walkers and teams from the local police and fire departments, members of the armed forces and RCMP, city council and many local businesses.

“The growth of this event in four years has been fantastic,” said Royal LePage Shelter Foundation executive director, Shanan Spencer-Brown. “Not only has Royal LePage Gardiner Realty had impressive success in exceeding their previous fundraising results, they’ve also inspired and mentored other Royal LePage offices in organizing Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® events of their own, which serves to build even greater awareness and help hundreds more women and children find safety.”

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