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Oct. 17, 2019 | Thursday
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Local teen sports pink pumps for Gillian's Place Walk a Mile in HER Shoes
Logan Fieguth aims to raise $5,000 for Gillian's Place at this year's Walk a Mile in HER Shoes. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

A local teen is doubling his total fundraising efforts this year for Walk a Mile in HER Shoes 2019; 16-year-old Logan Fieguth aims to raise $5,000 for Gillian’s Place in his seventh year taking part in the fundraiser.

Fieguth has raised about $4,000 since he started with the charity he said, but he thinks he can do more.

“We’re doing a lot more than we have in previous years. I think we can get a lot more this year,” he said.

He is holding a bottle drive on Oct. 5 at Phil’s Valu Mart in Virgil from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. He has been collecting bottles from local wineries and restaurants, which is how he’s raised most of the money so far. He also has bins at the end of his driveway at 1881 Concession 4 Road, which will be out for people to drop off bottles until the drive on Oct. 5.

“I’m always collecting bottles. I’m constantly making runs to the beer store to drop off bottles. That’s always a steady stream. I ride my bike to a lot of restaurants and wineries in Niagara to get larger loads of bottles donated,” he said.

The walk is the 14th annual "symbolic march" that gives men and the community the opportunity to stand up for women. On Oct. 19 at the Pen Centre at 11 a.m., men will walk to raise money for Gillian's Place. There will be entertainment and breakfast for participants. Registration is at 9:30 a.m.

"It shows people that those of a younger age like me are willing to be out there. This is a societal issue. We all need to take a stand against it, and we need to work together to overcome it," Fieguth said.

Those looking to donate can sponsor Fieguth online at canadahelps.org.

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