Royal LePage Ville-Marie hosted its first annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event to raise funds and awareness for gender-based violence. The event held on June 7 featured a group of 12 men wearing bright red high heels, accompanied by their supporters. Together, they walked just over a mile through the streets of Monkland Village in Montreal, QC, collecting over $4,200 in pledges. Funds raised will be donated to local shelter, Auberge Transition, via the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
“When men lend their voices to help stop violence against women, it sends a powerful message,” said Shanan Spencer-Brown, Executive Director of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. “I’m thrilled to see the first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® take place in Montreal and am grateful to the team at Royal LePage Ville-Marie for organizing this important event.”“We had a wonderful time walking together to show our support for women in our community who have been affected by domestic violence,” said Royal LePage Ville-Marie broker/owner Georges Gaucher. “We cannot wait to grow this event next year and hope to double our impact.”
Pictured (left to right): Erin Montgomery, Sean Murphy (sales representative, Royal LePage Ville-Marie), Normand Deshaies (sales representative, Royal LePage Ville-Marie), Mohamed Maïga (mortgage specialist, National Bank), Georges Gaucher (broker/owner, Royal LePage Ville-Marie), Christophe Larouche (branch manager, RBC), Erik Hamon (sales representative, Royal LePage Ville-Marie), Demetri Marinakis (broker, Royal LePage Ville-Marie), Samuel Sun (mortgage broker, Desjardins), David Tardif (sales representative, Royal LePage Ville-Marie), and Nasr Abou Nasr (Royal LePage Ville-Marie).
This story was originally featured on the Royal LePage Leading Edge website and has been adapted for our site with permission.