THE VIRTUAL 

POWER WALK

 

SATURDAY JULY 18, 2020

HELP WOMEN

MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER,

ONE STEP

AT A TIME.

On Saturday July 18, 2020, we walk for women everywhere!

 

Join Dress for Success as we virtually power walk in solidarity with women globally who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

Whether it’s from the safety of your home or outdoors in your neighborhood, you can participate by running, walking, biking, rollerblading, or jumping on a pogo stick, (you name it!) with us! The distance is up to you – it can be one mile, a 5K, a half-marathon, or more. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to take a virtual walk, stretch, and meditate with inspiring women. Prizes will also be awarded to individuals and teams for the best costumes, best photo, furthest distance, and top fundraiser. ​ 

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Every dollar raised will support Dress for Success' COVID-19 recovery campaign, #DFSMovingFoward, to help women and their families affected by the pandemic ensure their economic stability.  

 

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR OWN ACTIVITY ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE

  • IT'S FUN AND SAFE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

  • YOU CAN HELP WOMEN IN YOUR COMMUNITY RECOVER FROM THE PANDEMIC

  • IT'S GREAT FOR TEAM AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

REGISTRATION & FUNDRAISING GOALS

  • REGISTRATION FEE

    • $25 FOR INDIVIDUALS

    • $100 FOR FAMILIES

    • $2,500 FOR CORPORATE TEAMS

  • INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING GOALS

    • $250​: SILVER LEVEL*

    • $500: GOLD LEVEL*

    • $1,000: PLATINUM LEVEL*

*ALL FUNDRAISERS WHO RAISE A MINIMUM OF $250 WILL

RECEIVE ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE EVENT DAY YOGA AND

MEDITATION CLASSES.

Dress for Success was founded on the belief that socio-economic disparities need to be confronted and overturned to ensure equity and advancement for all women.

As two pandemics – COVID-19 and systemic racism – converge on a global scale, the extent to which the women we serve are vulnerable have been illuminated:

  • Women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s disruption, according to the World Economic Forum, serving as caregivers while also holding the majority of jobs being impacted or eliminated in response to the pandemic.

  • Further, women of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to the Center for American Progress, exacerbating the economic and health disparities to which they were already exposed.

 

Against this backdrop, it’s no surprise that the pandemic is having a significant impact on our clients’ employment, finances and mental health according to our affiliates:

79% report clients have been laid off

85% report clients have filed for unemployment benefits

64% report clients have been furloughed

66% report clients are facing financial hardship

53% report clients face food insecurity due to job loss

33% report clients housing is at risk due to job loss

77% report clients feel anxious and stressed about their financial future

Every step you take helps a woman take a step towards economic independence.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

STEP 1:

REGISTER

ONLINE

STEP 2:

RECEIVE YOUR

WELCOME KIT

STEP 3:

BEGIN

FUNDRAISING

STEP 4:

WALK, RUN, 

OR BIKE!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR A FAMILY. 

 

*FOR CORPORATE TEAM AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE CONTACT US AT EVENTS@DRESSFORSUCCESS.ORG.

ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR WELCOME KIT VIA EMAIL, YOU'LL HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE AND GET STARTED!

LET YOUR COMMUNITY KNOW 

THAT YOU'RE PARTICIPATING 

IN THE VIRTUAL POWER WALK 

AND HOW THEY CAN SUPPORT YOU!

JOIN US ON EVENT DAY! TAG US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AT @DRESSFORSUCCESS TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTESTS AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU'RE DOING!

THANK YOU

A special thank you to Ulta Beauty for their support as a Virtual Power Walk Sponsor!

 

"Ulta Beauty is walking with Dress for Success in support of the many women and families impacted by COVID-19. We believe empowering women during this difficult time will help them achieve economic independence and create beautiful possibilities for tomorrow."

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