STRIDE 2018: 4Gs join the National initiative for the first time.
In June, all across Canada, grandmothers groups walked in support of the grandmothers of Africa. Earlier this summer (and earlier for virtual walkers!), 25 grandmothers groups across Canada walked
together in communities or virtually, counting their steps each day to stride in solidarity with the indomitable grandmothers in Africa.We remind ourselves that grandmothers in Africa 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.
The 4Gs Stride Team 2018
4Gs joined Stride to Turn the Tide for the first time. The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign provided all manner of reources that made it easy to organize our wak. GoGo Peggi set up a team and encouraged us to join.
We walked in beautiful Riverside Park along the Speed River.
In the end, the team was most impressed and appreciative of the support of families and friends. What fun it was and so successful.
4Gs raised $7,240.00, while together, across Canada, grandmothers groups raised over $140,000 this year. That's a total of $2.2 million since Stride's inception in 2010.
“For Canadian grandmothers, Stride is a wonderful moment to stand — and walk — in solidarity with African grandmothers. Every step we take honours their courage and their extraordinary resolve in the face of the AIDS pandemic. My grandmothers group does a lot of creative fundraising, but Stride brings us together in a unique way — we feel deeply connected to our African sisters and to one another.”