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Walk for Rape Relief 2019

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter

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Huge thanks to the hundreds of people that made the 40th anniversary of the Walk for Rape Relief such a huge success!  

Thank you to everyone who came, everyone who collected pledges, everyone who donated, everyone who volunteered, everyone who had a hand in making this event the success it was! 

Teams of supporters walked, biked and strolled the 10K route! We had incredible entertainment from local artists, The Licorice Parlour generously brought us treats and hoola hoops, the food was yummy and the sun was shining. 

It was a bright and warm show of solidarity from the community and we're so grateful to our supporters for being a part of the movement to end violence against women.  Your support is encouraging and inspiring. 

All of the funds you helped raise will go directly to assisting women and their children get to safety, and live free from violence. The Online Platform will remain open until June 30th to accept online donations and you are welcome to send your cheques to Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, P.O. Box 21562,  1424 Commercial Drive Vancouver, B.C.  V5L 5G2

On behalf of the 2019 Collective of Vancouver Rape Relief,

Thank you!!

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Welcome to the 40th Annual Walk for Rape Relief!

Join us on Sunday June 2, 2019 as we celebrate the 40th Walk for Rape Relief – an annual event of community support and solidarity in our shared commitment to end violence against women! 

Let’s gather and celebrate all the people – our volunteers, friends, alliances, donors – who participate in working to end violence against women and make the 40th Walk for Rape Relief the best yet!

By asking the people you know to pledge you, you're asking them to actively support our work for a world without violence. Everyone is welcome, whether you raise $1 or $10 000.  After the walk, we’ll have a free lunch and live entertainment.

Location: Ceperley Park

9.30 Registration and Coffee

10.30 Walk (you are welcome to start at any time)

12.00 Free and garbage Free Picnic

12.30 Live music

Ask your friends, family and anyone else you can think of to join you and Rape Relief at the Walkathon – virtual walkers accepted too! They can collect their own pledges or donate to yours.  

On Sunday June 2, 2019, come to Ceperley Park (near Second Beach in Stanley Park with your pledges) and have a wonderful time with us.

Past Walkathon donors raised the funds for the down payment on our transition house, and then helped us pay it off.  Since 1973, our group has responded to close to 46,000 women seeking our support in their escape from male violence. Since we opened our transition house in 1981, we have housed over 3,000 women and over 2,600 children.

Now, funds raised not only help us to continue providing free, essential services to women and their children from across the Lower Mainland and beyond who are escaping male violence, but also contribute to our autonomy as a women’s group.

More details about the walk here.