As official ambassador of CARE Australia, TV and radio personality Chrissie Swan, was the first to sign-up for the charity’s 2014 Walk In Her Shoes Challenge, to help raise money and awareness for women and girls in developing countries.
“Every day millions of women and girls in developing countries can’t earn an income or go to school because they have to walk for hours each day to find water, food or firewood for their families. For most of us, this burden of walking is unimaginable,’ said Chrissie.
“The Walk In Her Shoes Challenge gives us a glimpse of what millions of women and girls are forced to endure. By committing to our own walking challenge we can demonstrate our solidarity with these women and raise money to improve their lives.”
The Walk In Her Shoes Challenge takes place from March 17-23, when Australians can choose to walk 25km, 50km or 100km over the course of the week. By inviting friends and family to sponsor their efforts, all money raised will support CARE’s work to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries.
Official supporters of the Walk In Her Shoes Challenge in 2014 include founding sponsors Qantas and The Body Shop, as well as community partner Girl Guides Victoria.