The co-chairs of the Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign, Jeff Perera and Miranda Knight, lead Ryerson for the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on September 29th, 2011 – a walk where men and women walk one mile to raise awareness and support the fight to end violence against women. Over $125,000 was raised this year, and over $3,000 was raised by the Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign.
Mike Layton, Toronto City Councillor and son of the late Jack Layton, poses to cameras before giving his speech at Yonge and Dundas Square.
The Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign, Todd Minerson, officially starts off the event.
Mike Layton on stage. “It’s not always comfortable to stand up for women, especially today, but it is such an important cause.”
Staff from Extreme Fitness leads to crowd with warmup exercises in preparation for the walk.
Jeff Perera, founder and co-chair of the Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign.
Miranda Knight, the co-chair of the Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign.
Ryerson students march in the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.
The crowd continues to walk towards the finish location. The route for the walk was southward on Queen Street from Yonge/Dundas, then a turn westward at King Street East, then a turn northward on Bay Street, and straight up north until Dundas Street where the walk was finished off back at Yonge/Dundas Square.
York University shows their colours and support at the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.
Ryerson students show their support for one of the co-founders of the White Ribbon Campaign, the late Jack Layton.
The dancing and celebration begins at the end of the walk.