Walk seeks to raise over $10,000
Organizers are hoping for a larger turnout at the second annual Hope in High Heels fundraiser on Sept. 23 in Simcoe.
The event, held by Haldimand and Norfolk Women’s Services, will see men walk a block in red high heels to raise awareness of violence against women and children.
Last year’s event attracted about 75 participants and raised $8,000.
“If we could beat the $10,000 mark, we’d be so happy,” said Jane Scheel, event co-ordinator.
One in four women in Haldimand and Norfolk has experienced abuse in relationships, according to the agency.
“We are tight for money,” said Scheel, adding that the shelter has been at capacity since June.
The walk will begin at the Simcoe Composite School at noon.
There is a $25 registration fee, which includes the use of a pair of heels and a small lunch provided by Simcoe’s Serafina restaurant.