June 15th, 2021

‘Walk a Mile’ surpasses previous year’s numbers

By Mo Cranker on June 5, 2017.

Wes Franks finishes up the last few steps in his Walk a Mile in Her Shoes venture Saturday afternoon during the Spectrum festival. The event ran for the ninth time, raising more than $18,000 during this year's event. --NEWS PHOTO MO CRANKER

Medicine Hat News

For the ninth year in a row, a large group of Hatters met during the Spectrum festival to dress up in red high heels and walk one mile.

The event is held each year by the southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC) with hopes of raising awareness to fight gender-based violence.

According to SARC’s executive director Christina Johnson, this year was by far the group’s best one yet.

“Everything about this year’s walk was better than anyone we have had before,” she said. “All of our walkers we so great this year, the volunteers were great and our community is just the best.”

After all was said and done, the walk raised $18,192.55, which is the most is has ever raised.

The event also featured 70 participants, which was the highest amount in the event’s nine years.

Johnson said she is hoping to fill up every single pair of SARC’s 100 pairs of high heels.

More information on SARC can be found at http://www.mhsarc.com

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