Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Power of our Walk!

Power Walk 2013
We held our 3rd annual Power Walk for Dress for Success Vancouver on Saturday, May 11th. Because of the support from all our walkers and sponsors, we raised over $25,000! This amount will allow us to support an additional 166 women through the Dress for Success programs: Dressing Services, Career Centre and the Professional Women's Group Program.
We were honoured to have our Power Walk speakers share their inspiring stories: Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young, Purdy's CEO Karen Flavelle and PWG Alumni Member Aurea Lucas.

Congratulations to Jen Newstead who was our top fundraiser this year! A big thank you to Paolo Kalaw and his team, The Frontier Dental Group who were the top fundraising team. Congrats to our best dressed team, UBC Sorority group Team Alpha Phi.   
Thank you to the most amazing Power Walk committee led by Jackie Powell and our gracious volunteers. All their hard work and efforts helped us make this walk the most successful one yet! 

A special thank you to our sponsors: PwC, Oakridge, Racinne and Oakwest Insurance.  Our in-kind sponsors: Safeway, HBC, Spud, Omega Nutrition, Cointreau, Skinny Girl, Aveda- Eco Chic Boutique, Jennifer Thomas Personal Training, Canadians Baseball Team, Seasons in the Park, Skinny Girl Wines, Purdys, Clearly Contacts, Chateau Fairmont Whistler, YYoga, The Keg Restaurant, Sidecut Restaurant, Tourism Whistler, Lia Sophia, Kind Bars, Vancouver Aquarium, Lady Sport, Blenz and David's Tea.

We'd like to thank all our participants for sharing their time with us on an early Saturday morning to help a worthy cause. Your positive energy made this year's Power Walk a great day to remember.

Check out our Power Walk photo gallery

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