HOT OFF THE PRESS: 2012 CARE Canada, Walk in Her Shoes Campaign Kicks Off

                      Press Release Contact: Sarah Jamieson,

Vancouver CARE Volunteer Action Network

Tel: 604 789 0203   e-mail: walkinhershoes@gmail.com

VANCOUVER– January 2nd , 2011

WALK IN HER SHOES FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

Vancouver’s RUN4ACAUSE Social Crusader Sarah Jamieson, Pledges to“Run 101km in Her Shoes” in support of CARE Canada and International Women’s Day Walk in Her Shoes Campaign!

VANCOUVER, January 2nd , 2011 -To help break the cycle of poverty and in celebration of 101 years of International Women’s Day (IWD), Sarah Jamieson, a local social crusader, athlete and philanthropist will be supporting CARE Canada by “running’ a 3 month campaign, which kicks off on International Women’s Day March 8th 2012  – May 20th 2012.

Her goal is to raise $20,000.00 in support of CARE Canada’s key projects empowering women and girls, and to bring to light the importance behind girl’s education, and the impact girl’s play in their communities. Moreover, to showcase the potential WE, as a community have towards investing in the world’s most untapped resource – women. What will this campaign include: Between March and May, school relays, her RUN4ACAUSE Superhero Speaking Series, and a 101km run event on May 20th.

International Women’s Day is a day of celebration, but it is also a day to remind us of the millions worldwide who continue to fight for justice, equality and peace In CARE’s six decades of experience, we have come to see how women’s well-being is the fuel that drives vibrant, healthy societies and cultivates opportunity and hope amongst their communities.

WALK IN HER SHOES AROUND THE WORLD:

In the poorest communities around the world, women and girls are often the ones tasked to collect water, firewood or other basic necessities of life. They walk on average 6 kilometres a day (approximately 8,000 steps) while carrying the equivalent of a suitcase. This leaves little time to attend school, access health services or earn money to support their families.

To help break the cycle of poverty and in celebration 101 years of International Women’s Day, I am challenging Vancouverites to join my Superhero Walk in her Shoes Vancouver:

Participate and Fundraise: Between March 2nd      – May 20th 2012

1) Get your School Involved: Become a Superhero, get a School WIHS Team Together, and choose a date between March 8th – May 20th. Contact Sarah Jamieson for details.

2) WIHS Superhero 101km May 20th Event – Join Sarah on her WIHS Superhero 101km  event and Walk or Run a portion of Sarah’s 101km WIHS Superhero Challenge Event Route.

3) WIHS March 2nd – March 8th Get your own group together and walk 6km (8,000 steps) for IWD.  Corporations and schools may choose to do a one-day walk, rather than all eight days.

BECOME A SPONSOR OR VOLUNTEER:

  • Become a Sponsor:  Mile Markers and Community Sponsorships Available. Request our Sponsorship & media toolkit today.
  • Become a Volunteer: May 20th WIHS Superhero 101km event – Be part of a global action for young women and girls. Request a volunteer toolkit today.

Walk in Her Shoes is a unique opportunity to think globally,  get fit and have fun while making an important contribution to CARE’s projects that improve the lives of girls and women in poor countries. By providing vital access to education, clean water, food, health services or business skills, we can help them to reach their full potential.

WALK IN HER SHOES SUPERHERO 101KM  CHALLENGE:

Event Date: Participate on Sunday May 20th 2012

Start Time: 0600hrs

Event Time Goal: Sarah Jamieson will walk/run 101km in under 15 hours

Start Location:Sutherland Secondary School, North   Vancouver, BC

Finish Location: Terry Fox Memorial, Downtown, BC

**Mile Markers every 6km, for those who want to join Sarah J on her 101km WIHS event.

PRE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:

Taking part is easy. Pre- Registration is OPEN! Sign up Now: http://www.care.ca/wihs . Full registration opens in 2 weeks time. Get a head start and pre register today!

With your registration you receive a registration kit; including a pedometer to count your steps and a Walk in Her Shoes t-shirt, as well as access to training tips, team training and being part of the CARE community. Ask Sarah How!

SOCIAL CRUSADERS WIHS TEAM Registration: Coming soon….

For more information on CARE and our Walk In Her Shoes Global Campaign please visit: CARE Canada:  www.care.ca

She has the power to change her world. You have the power to help her do it. Take part in a movement to empower women and girls fight poverty!

NOTE:  This event and the “CARE  Volunteer Network” are organized by private individuals who do not work for or officially represent CARE Canada.

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About RUN4ACAUSE

I am what you would call a freelance do’gooder of all things bucketlist and philanthropically inclined. (a) Movement & Performance Coach (a) Social Crusader (a) Wannabe Superhero (a) Athlete (a) Advocate for Play (a) Compassion Junkie (a) Womens and Youth Activist (a) runner'of a' muck (a) Chief Fascia Facilitator (Yoga Teacher and MyoFascia Enthusiast) So, here it is, my BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) TO RAISE $1 MILLION DOLLARS before the age of 35! This is no small 'feet' to take on... A 10 year passion project; by which I harness the power behind the sports philanthropy movement by using my own middle of the pack talent - RUNNING! I am the founder of RUN4ACAUSE, and my goal is simple ~ to combine advocacy with sport and the foundation is to bring awareness to the power behind education, the power of our youth and women's economic empowerment worldwide! This blog is an ongoing Story Telling Series of my RUN4ACAUSE, where I aim to showcase the direct impact WE can make by empowering our youth to transform their world; by mobilizing them to engage in cultural exchange, gain a global perspective, and create and lead social change through the art of sport, and by the power of one voice. Imagine the possibilities! I hope this blog leaves you empowered, inspired and MOVED - so why don't you join me and RUN4ACAUSE!
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