Saturday, April 27, 2013

Press Release: The Power Walk for Dress for Success 2013


               2013 Walk Event Being Held in 35 Cities and 5 Countries
The Power Walk for Dress for Success to Take Place in
Vancouver on Mother’s Day Weekend

New York (April 2013): The nation’s only 5k walk dedicated to empowering women on their quest for economic independence is back! The Power Walk for Dress for Success will begin during Mother’s Day weekend on May 11th at 9:00am starting at Oakridge Mall.   

Each mile on this 3.1 mile walk will represent each of the three phases that the women of Dress for Success – 80% of whom are mothers themselves—experience as they journey along their path to professional success: from being unemployed and searching, to recently employed and adjusting, to gainfully employed and succeeding.

“Dress for Success is an organization founded on women helping women. At The Power Walk for Dress for Success, women will be able to literally help the woman next to them take her next step towards a healthier, more prosperous future,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “This is
a time for the women we serve, our volunteers, friends and all Dress for Success supporters to come together to take the steps necessary to secure the financial future of disadvantaged women around the

The Power Walk for Dress for Success was launched in 2010 as a “walking testament” to the need for success driven women to become healthy in all aspects of their lives. Originally a single site event, The
Power Walk for Dress for Success is now taking place in more than 35 cities in five countries throughout the world.

This year’s Vancouver Power Walk for Dress for Success is made possible by the generous support of local sponsors: PwC Canada, Oakridge Mall, Oakwest Insurance, Safeway and HBC. Information about The Power Walk for Dress for Success, including registration, teams and fundraising can be found at: The Power Walk

About Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 120 cities in 15 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 650,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit to learn more.

Christina Florencio
Dress for Success Vancouver
(604) 408-7923 ext. 224

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