The Lloydminster Interval Home Society is inviting the community to put on their running shoes for the first-ever Stronger For Her event.
The event is a 5k walk, run or bike, with a bit of a twist in order to work around COVID-19 physical distancing rules. Given that large groups can still not meet up at this time, the society is challenging people to make their own route, and encourage their friends and families to join in the support by fundraising or doing their own challenge. Stronger For Her will go on for five days between June 4th and 9th, and people can be a part of the event any time during those days.
Interval Home Society CEO Angela Rooks-Trotzuk says the event will not only help their community support programs but also foster a sense of togetherness.
“We thought this might be a good way for people to just come together with their family, or the people their ‘co-horting’ with, that’s the new word we’re hearing now in the social-distancing language, and just get out and be active, while knowing that they’re doing something to help women, children and people affected by domestic violence and homelessness.”
The Interval Home has spent the last few months adapting their programs, and that is not without challenges. This includes having to create a COVID-19 plan for both their emergency shelter and next step care programs, moving their Youth Centre programs online and turning their nutrition program to a delivery service.
Rooks-Trotzuk says they’ve already had many people reach out asking how they can help the Interval Home, and Stronger For Her will be a huge assist when other fundraisers have to be put on hold.
” There’s a lot of different opportunities over the course of those days for people to take part as well. We just want to thank people for being interested, and the response we’ve gotten so far, and just encourage others to take a look, and see if this is something they’re interested in doing as well.”
Registration will be open until May 31st. More details and sign up information can be found on the Interval Home website.