PRESS RELEASE: WALK IN HER SHOES FOR CARE CANADA 3 WEEKS TO GO

                      Press Release Contact: Sarah Jamieson,

VancouverCARE Volunteer Action Network

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

VANCOUVER–April 24, 2012

“WALK IN HER SHOES” CAMPAIGN STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE WORLD’S WOMEN  


Vancouver” Walk In Her Shoes Campaign” team leader and founder of RUN4ACAUSE pledges to” Run 101km in Her Shoes” on May 20th 2012, supporting of CARE Canada.

VANCOUVER, April 24th , 2012 -To help break the cycle of poverty and in celebration of 101 years of the world’s women; Sarah Jamieson, a local coach, athlete and philanthropist has organized two main events to showcase the power behind women, benefiting CARE Canada. TheseVancouver  events include:

“WALK IN HER SHOES” 101KM VANCOUVER EVENT:

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 kms 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. This is repeated several times in a day.

The Walk In Her Shoes Vancouver Event,  is part of the CARE Canada 4 month national campaign “Walk In Her Shoes” that kicked off on March 8th, (International Women’s Day). The 101lkm route is broken down into 8 legs/districts with 6km to18km walk/run distances markers to choose from, and Sarah is asking Vancouverites to join her and walk or run 6km or more with her on May 20th.

Sarah’s goal is to run 101km in one day and 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.

Event Time Goal: 14 hours

Start Location: North Shore Athletics, North   Vancouver,BC

Finish Location: Terry Fox Memorial, Downtown, BC

Start Time: 6am. Finish Time: 9pm

Districts:

Leg 1: NorthShore to Deep Cove

Leg 2: North Shore to Edgemont to Grouse Mountain

Leg 3: West Vancouver to Dundarave

Leg 4: Stanley Park to Kits Beach

Leg 5: Kits  Beach to Spanish Banks

Leg 6: UBC

Leg 7: Vancouver, Westside to Eastside Van

Leg 8: Vancouver, DTES (the last 10 will be run in silence in dedication and in memory of the missing women who have fallen victim to sexually based violence and gender discrimination)

 

 “WOMEN EMPOWERED” MOVIE & SALON CONVERSATION EVENT:

On Friday May 18th, join Vancouver for this one-night screening of  “Women Empowered” & salon conversation, a pre warm up event to Vancouver’s ”Walk In Her Shoes 101km. Created in partnership with CARE and the acclaimed social documentary photographer and TED.com speaker, Phil Borges. These films chronicle 4 short vignettes (approx. 15mins each), 4 stories of 4 women, remote and mostly unknown, on the vanguard of a global shift toward gender equality. Let us take you on a journey toIndia,Peru,Africa,Ethiopia andCanada, as we showcase the power behind girls education, maternal and child health, economic empowerment and defending dignity.

Conversation is an integral part of any event; therefore, the Women Empowered” event will also include a speaker panel thematically chosen to introduce each vignette, and touch on the powerful message behind the documentary. This style is representative of a salon conversation experience, as it inspires authentic and organic conversation between the audience and speakers. After the intermission, the audience will be offered a chance to ask questions and offer feedback.

Global Panelists:

  • Aliya Dossa – Introducing “Learning to Lead.” 18 year old TEDxKids@BC Speaker, Co Founder of Youth4Tap.
  • Alexandra Borys– Introducing “Vigilantes De La Vida.” M.A Int. Relations, Project Analyst for Colliers Int.
  • Jessica Robson – Introducing “Strength in Numbers.” Leadership Director for lululemon athletica
  • Sapna Dayal – Introducing “Abay’s Return.” Executive Director of imagine1day

Local Panelists:

  • Janet Kreda – Sustainability & Community Planning for Metro Vancouver, Philanthropist
  • Loretta Cella – Executive Program Director and Founder of Passion Foundation.
  • Jordan Bower – The Man Who Walked from Vancouver to Mexico

Special Guest: Cliff Harvey, Author of ‘Choosing You!’ & Time Rich Cash Optional; Speaker, Naturopath, Philosopher, Raconteur.

“Urban Sustainability Silent Auction”, Door Prizes & Exhibit: The lobby gives rise to an exceptional space for networking and will feature a unique and authentic take on the silent auctions.

JOIN THE RUN AND REGISTER HERE:

Taking part is easy, click on Registration is and join or pledge your support! Sign up Now!  Join “PB” & JAMS: RUN4ACAUSE or create your own team if you wish and get involved in supporting the worlds women.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Venue Sponsor: Denman Cinemas

Documentaries: Phil Borges, Social Documentary Photographer

Training Sponsor: North Shore Athletics, NSA

Fuel Sponsor: EBOOST Canada

Health Sponsor: Cliff Harvey, ND, Mind Body Coach

 

EVENT SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS:

Fitness Town.    Palladio Jewlers.    Passion Foundation.    lululemon athletica & A Little More Good. Imagine1day.     Fit to Train Human Performance Systems Inc & YogaFORM.      Scott Robarts Photography.      Miriam Borys, B.Ed, Chef.     Buddha-Full Juice & Smoothies.    TedxKids@BC.

STAY INVOLVED:

Follow us on facebook at our Event Page here:

Women Empowered and Walk In Her Shoes Vancouver Event 

Tweet it up and Follow our Campaign at @SarahMJamieson #WIHS

NOTE:  This event and the “CARE  Volunteer Network” are organized by private individuals who do not work for or officially represent CARE Canada. Sarah Jamieson just likes to run for them!

 

 

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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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