Day 1: Red Shoes Rock (across Canada) to Stop FASD

Today begins my third year participating in the Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD awareness campaign. From September 1-9, I will be travelling approximately 900 km a day from my home in Ontario to Quadra Island, B.C. wearing my red shoes across this great country of Canada. This is a poignant journey for me as I am taking my Dad’s ashes to scatter them in the place he loved best. I will arrive on the last day of my 9 day participation which will also be FASDay.

As I left this morning, the maiden joined me on a .9 km walk. While I’m away she will be participating each day. I am pleased she wants to raise awareness and show her support. She doesn’t very often talk about her FASD, but as she turned 18 this summer I think she is starting to understand that it is okay to share her struggles and story with others.

Since I will not have wifi access I may not be able to post each day of my journey, but I will do my best to share information as I’m able.

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