|CMHA's A Day In Her Shoes - Market Square Atrium, May 2012|
A Day In Her Shoes is an annual key fundraising event in support of the Saint John Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Each year, the event features a fashion show, shoe silent auction and celebrity guest speaker, geared towards speaking about mental health. The goal each year is to bring awareness to attendees, in hopes of breaking down barriers and negative social stigmas of mental health issues in our community. Funds raised go to support the CMHA in offering valuable programs and services for people of all ages in the Saint John area. This year's event was held on May 9 in the Market Square Atrium. The event was attended by over 250 people!
We are SO happy and thrilled to share the following pictures from the event (courtesy of local Saint John photographer, Bryn Robinson). The event's shoe & handbag silent auction raised over $3000! And, the event as a whole raised over $13,000! Wow!
|The Shoe Silent Auction|
This year's celebrity guest speaker was Olympian Elizabeth Manley - what a sweetheart! She told her amazing story of her lifelong struggles and battle with depression and how throughout her life she has found ways to overcome the illness. She now devotes her time and energy to helping others in similar situations.
|Olympic Figure Skater, Elizabeth Manley|
|Elizabeth telling her story|
|Elizabeth's speech was so inspiring|
The fashion show was so much fun! This year's fashions were provide by Market Square's own Envy and Samuel & Co, with shoes by Manchester Shoe Salon. It was moving to hear the unique stories of the models, while they walked the runway, and their personal connections to mental health.
|Jill Rogers working the runway in Franco Sarto wedge sandals!|
|Kathryn Russell posing in Nine West nude pumps!|
|Jennifer Power-Scott twirling in Nine West black pumps!|
|Katie O'Connell looking gorgeous with Marc Fisher platform sandals!|
|The finale and Donna Gates wearing Anne Klein slingbacks!|
We're already excited for A Day In Her Shoes 2013! Hope to see you at next year's event!