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Walk for a Cause


If you’re going to get in some exercise, it might as well be for a good cause, right? On Saturday 21 November 2015, you can make use of your heels in order to help heal all those affected by gender-based violence as part of the 5km 1st for Women Sisters with Blisters protest walk, starting at Steyn City Lifestyle Resort in Joburg.

The annual walk is sponsored by 1st for Women, a company that not only offers clever insurance solutions to ladies but also supports women across South Africa through affected by gender-based violence and cervical cancer through its foundation. Together with Jacaranda FM, this protest walk will bring thousands of people together in order to take a stand against women and child abuse.

Ultimately, the aim is to raise more awareness around an issue that continues to plague South Africa and to encourage all those who’ve been subjected to gender-based violence to speak out and escape from their situation. It’s about solidarity and bringing about positive change, and appropriately, it kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against women and children campaign.

In addition to raising a collective voice, the walk will also help to collect money for important foundations as proceeds will be donated to Women and Men against Child Abuse and the Department of Social Development’s White Door Centre of Hope.

The walk is easy enough and only a short 5km, so anyone can take part. Plus, it’s a very fulfilling way to spend a Saturday morning.

You can enter via sisterswithblisters.co.za; the cost is R110 for adults and R35 for kids under 12 years of age and pensioners over 60 (online entries close on 15 November). Registration then takes place on 20 November between 2pm and 8pm and on 21 November between 6am and 8am, with the walk itself beginning at 8am.

firstforwomen.co.za