Walking a mile, pumps optional

Friday, May 25, 2018 – The Peterborough Examiner – by Jessica Nyznik

Joseph Peterson has toddled in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes since shortly after taking his first steps.

Still under a year old at the time, Joseph held his dad’s hands for stability during the jaunt.

Now three years old, Joseph ran most of the way Friday.

About 300 participants in the Trent Valley Honda Walk a Mile in Her Shoes briefly took over downtown streets as they walked in support of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton.

Funds from the event benefit the YWCA Crossroad Shelter, which provides refuge for women and children fleeing abuse.

A safe night of sleep at the shelter costs $45.96, above and beyond the government’s funding.

The goal this year was to raise enough money to cover 3,010 safe nights. That’s $138,339. (Read more…)