Well, life is busy for us all of course, and in my case this means I’ve waited quite late to ask you this, but I hope you can contribute a pledge to my annual walk around Stanley Park in the Vancouver Rape Relief Walkathon – which occurs this coming Sunday! Yikes!
Fortunately, assisting this outstanding organization is easier than ever thanks to their new and easy-peasy online system. No more rumpled pledge form to tote around, no following up on everyone’s pledges – just a few clicks and you’re done!
As many of you know, this yearly event raises funds to support a community organization that has been supporting women and their children escaping male violence for 40 years now. Vancouver Rape Relief operates a 24-hour crisis line and a shelter/transition house for battered women. They also help women navigate the daunting bureaucracy involved in escaping a violent man. I’m very proud to support them as a member of “Friends of Rape Relief” – a group of (mostly) men who fundraise for VRRWS.
The walk is on Sunday, May 29, starting and ending at the Ceperley Picnic Grounds in Stanley Park. For full details you can check the Walk page on the VRR site.
Remember, as the poster says, “ending violence against women could be a walk in the park!”