On June 6th, women (+ men!) will endure some high heel induced agony for a good cause. The Walk for Women will be a one-mile high heel strut through downtown to benefit the Women’s Center of Wake County. The walk has a great back story, which all started when Allison Beale, the walk’s organizer, was inspired by a message on her coffee cup.
“The short spill is that this walk has been two years in the making and is inspired by Madeleine Albright’s iconic quote, “There’s a place in hell for women that don’t help other women.” That quote appeared on my coffee cup via Starbucks’ “The Way I See It” campaign and I felt called to help, but not sure how or whom. The story unfolded on my walk to work, which takes me past the Women’s Center of Wake County. I’m rarely without heels, so I added fashion into the mix and came up with an idea for a fundraising walk with a twist. It’s been done in other states, but never in North Carolina. The high heel aspect of it is meant to signify how uncomfortable and difficult the lives of at-risk women can be. I think it’s important that we remember not all shoes are easy to strut in. “
Can’t wait to which men decide to step up to the challenge and experience the pain we ladies get to each day. There will even be prizes awarded like “Best in Shoe” and “Best Man in Heels”. It’s a fun event for a wonderful cause, so get out and show your support to help make walking in some women’s shoes a little less painful.
Tomorrow night (Thursday, May 7th) from 5:00-7:00, Walk for Women is holding a Registration Drive-turn-Beauty Blitz at Primp Salon with Heba Salama, NBC’s Biggest Loser alum. Prospective walkers are invited to stop in, register to walk and indulge in one of Primp Salon’s many services - all while enjoying a cocktail! For that night only, Primp is offering “Beauty Breaks” on certain services. The first 75 walkers to register receive a T-shirt designed by Jackson Hodges.
The Walk for Women is June 6th at Marbles Museum Courtyard. Registration is $25 before and $35 day of the event. Want to learn more about participating or sponsoring the walk? Visit www.wcwc.org/events.htm or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.