In August, 2015 I trekked to the lost city of Machu Picchu in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and raised funds to help women and children seeking shelter from abused relationships. For 8 days, my friends and colleagues from Royal LePage offices across Canada trekked at high altitude, sleeping in tents, and going without running water, electricity and cell service (can you believe it?). To be eligible to participate, we each were to raise at least $5,000 for our local women's shelter. My ultimate goal, however,  was $10,000 and I can proudly say I have surpassed my goal! I knew I could do it as I am surrounded by the most incredible people in my life. This way I will also be able to help even more shelters! Each dollar raised and every step we took will make it easier for women and children to walk safely away from violence.


If you're like me, you know someone who has been affected by violence or abuse, either in their adulthood or as a child. In fact, 67% of Canadians say they personally know a woman who has experienced abuse and one in three teenagers have reported dating violence. Thankfully, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is helping to put an end to violence and abuse.


Please continue to support this great cause!