A shout out to all ladies who love wearing high heels!
I love wearing high heels and it’s time to put on those heels for a good cause. There are a few ways that any women can participate for a good cause because ALL proceeds will go to charity which is The Women’s Aid Organization(WAO). The High Heel Dash is Malaysia’s first-ever high heel race, and is an awareness-raising event launched by Bloc 48 to empower the modern working woman. More than half of the funds raised will go directly towards the WAO, which needs the funds to refurbish the shelter for women who are survivors of domestic violence.
Date: 23 May 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: The Square, Publika
The High Heel Dash is pairing up with SimplyGiving.com, Asia’s largest online giving community, to empower participants to go the extra mile and fundraise for the WAO.
You’ll help provide a safe space for abused women to heal. Each RM100 will contribute to more beds, cupboards and other furniture for a growing number of more than 300 women and their children seeking refuge. The Women’s Aid Organisation has been providing shelter to abused women and children for 33 years; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The population of women seeking help from WAO has increased over the years. As the shelter is aging due to wear and tear in times of high occupancy, WAO needs aid in renovating the shelter to meet the need for more beds and to maximize the current space in order to support the increased capacity.
The High Heel Dash is supporting this initiative, and you can too – when you become a fundraiser to join the Dash! The funds you raise will make a significant impact on the maintenance of the shelter and ensures a comfortable living space for the women in need.
How to participate?
Participants can choose to pay a registration fee or get their friends to pledge a minimum amount of donations to the WAO. Singles participants, whose entry tickets cost RM150 each, will get to race for free if they manage to raise a minimum of RM300 worth of donations to the WAO. For doubles participants, the fee of RM250 will be waived if the duo manage to raise RM500 or above. dashers will receive goodie bags worth RM500 and RM800 respectively; and be eligible to dash 50m in high heels to win attractive prizes. There is also the option to dash for a good cause and for free by being a fundraiser. You can also register on the spot on the day itself!
What are the PRIZES?
Grand Prize (x1) – Tickets for Two (2) to London
Winners of the dash will receive Malaysia Airlines flights to exciting destinations (tickets for 2 to London), Enrich Miles, L’Oréal Professionnel Hair Care and Styling hampers as well as Shu Uemura products.
1st Prize (for both “Singles” & “Doubles” categories) – Tickets for Two (2) to Phuket & L’Oreal Professionnel Hampers
2nd Prize (for both “Singles” & “Doubles” categories) – 26,000 Enrich Miles
3rd Prize (for both “Singles” & “Doubles” categories) – 18,000 Enrich Miles
Besides the race, the event will also feature inspiring talks from leading female figures, performances, activities, and booths offering products and services for the modern woman. The High Heel Dash is supported mainly by women-focused businesses such as Malaysia Airlines (title sponsor), Enrich by Malaysia Airlines (title sponsor), Marie Claire (official magazine partner), Tongue in Chic (official fashion & lifestyle portal), Lewre (official shoe partner), Curves Malaysia (official fitness partner), L’Oreal Professionnel (official hair partner), Shu Uemura (official makeup partner), Toni&Guy Mont Kiara (official salon partner), myBurgerLab (official F&B partner), Smooshie (official juice partner) and many more supporting partners including Strip: Ministry of Waxing, LeBunny Bleu, The Cooking House, Sothys and Gary Chong Studios.
High heel runs have become a global symbol of empowerment and solidarity for important women’s causes around the world. First introduced in 2006 by Glamour magazine in Amsterdam, dozens of cities around the world from Hong Kong to New York now organize races every year. The organizers of Malaysia’s High Heel Dash hope to make it an annual event.
To be a fundraiser, log on to www.simplygiving.com/event/thehighheeldash.