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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Day 11 500th pair of shoes given away!

All you need is a well fitted pair of shoes

Day 11   Five Hundred pairs of shoes! YAY!

I am not sure that everyone knows that in addition to having an incredible top notch race exclusively for walkers, the only one of its kind in Canada by the way, we raise funds for a VERY worthy cause.
All funds pledged and donated for the Minds in Motion K W Walking Classic have been used to equip individuals with lived mental health experience and fixed incomes with proper fitting athletic shoes.  If someone is using physical activity to help themselves toward recovery we want to help them to have the shoes that they need to get out there.

Most of us don't think too long and hard about purchasing a new pair of shoes for walking.  A new pair of athletic shoes is an expensive purchase ... we have made it easier for 500 shoe recipients to get moving.

The connection between exercise and mental health is well documented and we see the impact of our event on the lives of individuals from all walks of life on many different levels.  It sure feels good to be able to do the things we do through fundraising!
If you are in Waterloo Region or within driving distance ( or even flying distance!) be sure to come out to our event ... it is spectacular and I think our walkers feel very, very special ... because it is all about walking!
If you would like to help us in providing shoes to keep people on their feet and feeling better about life ... simply go to our website www.kwwalkingclassic.com and press the DONATE button on the home page.
We can also use tons of volunteers on race weekend September 22 and 23rd ... it's coming up soon.
I have walked30 and done my bragging about our race and now it's time to rest.
Hope you had a great walk30!
Walk On Strong!

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