09 October 2019

Sandton City hosts the Woman for Change Run to drive awareness on violence against women and children

Submitted by Sabrina Walter
Sandton City hosts the Woman for Change Run to drive awareness on violence against women and children

Sandton City is thrilled to host the Women for Change Run that will be taking place on the 30th of November 2019. Women for Change is a call to unify and drive awareness regarding violence against women and children in South Africa through the annual Women For Change 5 and 8km Run starting and finishing on the Sandton City rooftop.  

The Women For Change movement was founded by ‘Catch Me If You Can’, South Africa’s largest all-women running community. 

Amelia Beattie, Chief Executive of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) which co-owns Sandton City has recently been named as an Ambassador of Women For Change. Beattie’s passion for running, together with her determination to make a difference for women, children and the environment alike makes her the perfect example of a woman who endorses change in her daily personal and business undertakings.  This is not only seen through her individual actions but is also reflected through the impactful changes she is making in the L2D portfolio.  

“We are honored to be the launching point for an initiative that strengthens gender-based violence prevention and raise awareness of violence against women and children, while actively engaging our communities in this effort. Part of the building blocks that position our portfolio for the future is community place making and it is truly inspiring to see a community of ladies come together at Sandton City in the name of change, for a cause this significant,” Beattie states. 

Catch Me If You Can has chosen their annual run to raise awareness during the 16 Days of Activism campaign which is held from 25 November until 10 December 2019.  

“We will come together. We will not be silent. We will stand for what we believe in.” Sabrina Walter, Founder of CMIYC   

Join the Women For Change 5/8km Run on Saturday, 30 November 2019 at Sandton City Rooftop and run with us united against Gender Based Violence.  Tickets available online: http://shop.cmiyc.co.za/product/women-for-change-jhb2019/or at Sportsman’s Warehouse Sandton City Mall from 1 September 2019. Join the movement #WomenForChange

Published in Sports Range

Catch Me If You Can was created as an initiative to connect women through running.

To run is the most affordable, easiest and one of the most popular ways to be active. CMIYC motivates women to join and grow with us by combining running with health, fitness and lifestyle.

CMIYC is an ever extending adventure that allows women to discover the most beautiful routes of Cape Town together. And at the same time friendships are born by sharing the love for running