Spring is in the air, and all across Canada, grandmothers groups are walking in support of the grandmothers of Africa who walk with purpose every day — to attend far-away clinics and markets, to collect water and deliver grandchildren safely to school, to provide urgent home-based care, and to protest violations of their human rights.
We’re looking to mark this 10th walk in style!!! No matter the scope of your walk – Stride to Turn the Tide is a great way to come together as a community and raise awareness and funds. Remember, this isn’t a marathon. It’s a leisurely or spirited walk or run – with friends and family, outdoors or indoors (yes, mall-walking counts too), for new groups or established groups, on city sidewalks or country lanes. Be creative and think of your African sisters with every step!
It’s easy to organize or join a walk in your community! Simply call a member of the Grandmothers Campaign Team, at 1-888-203-9990 x 234, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, the main weekend for Stride to Turn the Tide is June 8-9, 2019.
Walks may also be held anytime in June (to be covered under the SLF insurance policy) or throughout the year!
A message from Stephen Lewis