I'm speechless. I really am.
The walk was a huge success, raising over $10,000 for the Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre. (not bad at all, considering it was the first annual event!) About 50 men registered to participate in this year's walk, and it was awesome seeing some of them fight over which shoes to wear ('no way, man-- I already called dibs on those white ones.') I kept thinking I had seen the best pair of shoes hands-down, and then somebody else would walk by in something even better. Lace-up cork-soled platforms? Lavender bridesmaid shoes? Strappy stiletto sandals? Knee-high go-go boots? My favourites were the more understated ones-- the ones that had obviously been pilfered from the closets of ordinary wives, sisters, mothers, and even daughters, instead of borrowed from a costume shop like some of them were (although those were most excellent, too). We marched for an actual mile through downtown Victoria, and I have to say it was one of the best fundraising events I've ever attended. Now I have a whole year to pick out the perfect shoes for Marty to wear to the second annual walk! :)