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MEDIA ADVISORY: Calgary to Walk In Her Shoes for Women Worldwide


Ahead of International Women’s Day, hundreds of Calgary residents will gather Sunday (March 4, 2018) to walk in support of women and girls worldwide.

They will be walking as part of the fourth annual CARE Canada Walk In Her Shoes event, which takes place at the Calgary Zoo on March 4. Participants will enjoy a fun, family-friendly day, including fun, educational activities including a basket carrying challenge and walk 5,000 to 10,000 steps, to symbolize the average distance too many women and girls in developing countries must walk for basic needs, such as food, water or firewood.

Funds raised from Walk In Her Shoes will support CARE Canada, an international humanitarian and development organization committed to fighting poverty and social injustice. Active in more than 90 countries worldwide, CARE places a special focus on women and girls as it believes we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

For their 2018 event, organizers have decided to direct funds raised to support CARE’s efforts to improve the nutrition of women and children in Zambia.

“Every year I’m truly inspired by the passion and generosity of Calgarians. As the community comes together for a fourth year, we walk in solidarity with women and girls around the world,” says Kirstie Boyle, Co-Chair of Calgary Walk In Her Shoes.

The event is being co-organized by local volunteers and CARE Canada.

Participants: Everyone is invited for this walk. Participants will include families, women, men, boys and girls.

Photo/Video opportunities: Enthusiastic Calgary residents will walk around the Zoo and participate in fun activities including trying to carry baskets on their heads and learning how to tie and wear Kanga wraps.

When: Sunday, March 4. Event is free flowing and takes place between 12 noon and 3 pm

Where: Calgary Zoo (210 St. George’s Drive NE)

About: Your $25 registration fee gets up to 4 people admission into the event – including Zoo admission for up to 4 people on Sunday March 4, a 5,000 step mapped walk, fun, educational activities for all ages, prizes, snacks and a great day raising awareness for a great cause. Pre-registration is required.

Further details or to donate: To learn more or register, visit: www.care.ca/calgarywalks

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Local volunteers and CARE spokespeople are available to discuss this event. Media are also encouraged to attend. For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Ms. Ulrike Thomas
Regional Development Manager | CARE Canada
ulrike.thomas@care.ca | 403-607-1842

Kirstie Boyle
Volunteer Co-Chair
kacboyle@gmail.com l 403-999-0275

Darcy Knoll
Communications Specialist | CARE Canada
darcy.knoll@care.ca | 613-228-5641