Thanks to the efforts of Royal LePage Atlantic in Fredericton, NB and New Minas, NS, countless local women and families will be able to walk more safely away from domestic violence. ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®’ fundraising events in both communities raised in excess of $48,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. 100 per cent of proceeds raised in New Brunswick were directed to Fredericton’s Women in Transition House and 100 per cent of funds raised in Nova Scotia were sent to Chrysalis House in Kentville.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an international men’s march aimed at building awareness and raising funds to stop all forms of gender based violence. 75 walkers participated in this years’ events hosted by Royal LePage Atlantic.
“It was so heartening to see donations pour in and our agents and community rally behind this event once again,” said Gary Morse, managing associate broker with Royal LePage Atlantic in New Minas, NS. “We’re immensely grateful for the men who stepped up to make a difference in the lives of their neighbours experiencing violence.”
“We are thrilled with our results to say the least,” added Lincoln Thompson, broker/manager with Royal LePage Atlantic in Fredericton, NB. “We haven’t been able to gather for this important community event since 2019 and our shelter has – unfortunately – never needed the support more. Our lives are largely back to normal but we can’t forget about all those women still living in fear and without hope that they can live lives of safety.”