Media Advisory - Hundreds Expected to Participate in November 2nd Walk Home in Support of Estimated 65,000 Homeless Youth

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Life on the streets isn't their first choice.
But for an estimated 65,000 homeless youths across Canada, there are few
options. Most are fleeing physical, sexual or emotional abuse. They're scared.
They're vulnerable. They need help to build a better future.
    Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 2, 2008 - the 5th Annual Floyd
Honey Foundation Memorial Walk, presented by Direct Energy - and better known
as Walking Home.
    Setting out from the City Hall Rotunda, the walk will follow a 5K route
through downtown Toronto. Proceeds will support Raising the Roof and its
national Youthworks initiative - designed to break the cycle of homelessness
among young Canadians.
    Read more about Walking Home and the extraordinary man who was its
inspiration. And find out how you, your family and friends can lend your
support to homeless youth who are trying to find their way. Visit

    What:   'Walking Home 2008' fundraising event

    When:   Sunday, November 2, 2008

    Time:   12 noon (registration); 1:00 p.m. walk begins

    Where:  City Hall Rotunda (Nathan Phillips Square)

    Available for interview prior to and at the event:
      -  Mary Ann Archer, Founder and Chair, Floyd Honey Foundation
      -  Sean Gadon, President, Raising the Roof
      -  Jessica, a previously homeless youth
      -  Janice Thomson, Executive VP, Human Resources & Communications,
         Direct Energy (Presenting sponsor for event)

    Proceeds from "Walking Home" pledges will go to Raising the Roof's
Youthworks initiative (
    For more information on Walking Home 2008 and the Floyd Honey Foundation,
or to download a pledge form, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Susanna Smith - (416) 259-1423
(office), (416) 888-2074 (cell),

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