|All you need is a good pair of shoes!|
Day 11 The Minds in Motion Fundraising ChallengeI am excited about the KW Walking Classic for a lot of reasons and now there is one more. We are encouraging everyone who would like a Challenge to collect pledges that will help us buy one pair of shoes. One Hundred Dollars = One Pair of Shoes
As many of you know our fund raising cause is mental health and specifically providing properly fitting athletic shoes to people on fixed incomes that are using fitness to assist in their recovery from mental health concerns.
We have provided over 500 pairs of shoes in the past 4 years.
After our first Minds in Motion event we offered shoes to the public and ran out of funds in just over 2 weeks! This year we were able to provide shoes 10 months before we had to close our fund.
There is a need for shoes and to help people to add walking and other forms of fitness to their lives to enhance their mental and physical health. All anyone needs to get out walking is a pair of good shoes.
We would like to have our shoe fund available all year long and we are hoping that our participants and supporters can help. If everyone set a goal to raise enough money to fund one pair of shoes wouldn’t that be amazing?
We want to be sure that you know that you are helping by coming out on race day and walking in the event and we feel that this is a huge statement of support!
The most important thing you can do is come out and walk. If you feel that you would like to see if you can raise funds that represent a pair of shoes all you have to do is download a pledge form and bring in the form and funds to the race expo or race day.
You can download a pledge form at our website at this link:
or pick one up at Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health at 618 King Street East Kitchener, On.
I hope you can come and join us for a fantastic uplifting and perception changing event ... you will love it!
Walk On Strong!