For the past 10 years, PRAAC has hosted Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Athabasca. Usually held at the Athabasca Riverfront, the 2nd Friday in September, this fun, yet serious event not only raised awareness of relationship abuse/family violence in our community; but it was also a major fundraiser to raise funds to financially support the THRIVE program…Athabasca and area’s LOCAL relationship abuse program.
The THRIVE program is currently funded through a variety of government grants, social agency partnerships, and community support through the fundraising projects of PRAAC; primarily the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Athabasca event. In the last few years, government grants have become less and less; and to maintain the hours of the program, PRAAC has been asked to provide a higher financial contribution. For 2021 PRAAC has committed to raising $23,000 to maintain the current THRIVE program hours.
COVID-19 has changed our community in many ways; and unfortunately, the THRIVE program has experienced an increase in clientele in the past year and a half. And the need to keep the THRIVE program at the current hours of operation is crucial for the health of our community.
The PRAAC committee has made the hard decision that in order to keep our community safe, we will host a VIRTUAL 2021 WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES: ATHABASCA event. From now until October 12, 2021, we are asking the men of our community to sign up and WALK THE VIRTUAL WALK.
As in the past, PRAAC is putting a bit of competition to the event. Don't miss out on your opportunity to put your name on the trophy!
Three Top Fundraiser Categories
- Top Youth Fundraiser
- Top Adult Fundraiser
- Top Corporate
Bonus prize (to be announced later) ….all participant are encouraged to post on Facebook or Instagram; tag PRAAC on our various social media channels and use the following three hastags
PLUS....the first 25 men who register AND raise a minimum of $200 will receive a one-of-a-kind; hand-made Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Athabasca medal hand crafted from Athabasca Clay from the Athabasca Pottery Club.
Donating is easy! Click on the button below. You will be redirected to canadahelps.org. This is an on-line donation website that accepts all major credit cards for donations. Simply choose Athabasca Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes under the "Apply your donation to a fund set up by this charity.'