Royal LePage Gardiner Realty raised $31,620 at their 6th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes™ fundraising event – their most successful year yet! Every dollar raised will be donated to local women’s shelter, Women In Transition House, via the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
100 walkers participated this year, literally walking a mile in high heeled shoes to show their support for the cause. Special guests included Fredericton and area MP Matt DeCourcey, City of Fredericton mayor Mike O’Brien, chief of police Roger Brown, fire chief Dwayne Killingbeck, RCMP Fredericton detachment chief Ross White, CFB Gagetown Commander Lt Col Childs and numerous members of local fire and police departments.
“It was truly an honour for all of us at Royal LePage Gardiner Realty to see familiar and new faces come together to help put an end to family violence in our community,” said broker/owner Lincoln Thompson. “Witnessing men from all walks of life advocating for women and children in need is deeply moving. It also shows us how impactful we can be when we stand together for the greater good.”
To date, this event has raised over $136,000 to assist women and children escaping domestic violence.