CAW Sponsors The Wild Women

Toronto, Ontario


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CAW Sponsors The Wild Women
CAW Sponsors The Wild Women
dated January 8, 2001

CAW Sponsors The Wild Women
Toronto Ontario, December 28, 2000
The Wild Women were wished "bon voyage" as they left Toronto, bound for the southern tip of South America. Friends, well wishers and sponsors were on hand for the send off. The two women, Adrienne Rosen and Karen Loomer, will be raising money for the December 6th Fund which provides interest free loans to help women build lives free of violence.
The CAW and KIA are two of the major sponsors of the event, a fact Rosen says shows the importance of the issue.

Adrienne Rosen
CEO The International Courier.

"But everyone recognizes that this issue is not a partisan issue. This is about women's empowerment and freedom. And we are doing this drive so that we can tell our children, our daughters that we are going to make this a better world for them where they don't have to live in fear. Where they can be anything they want to be and they can be proud of their Mommies for doing it with them."



In addition to their initial sponsorship, the Canadian Auto Workers have pledged an additional 25 cents a kilometer to the fund drive. All the money collected will go directly to the December 6th Fund.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President



"A lot of people are still ducking this issue. A lot of people find it much easier to avoid dealing with this issue but in Canada last year alone 709 women were killed by either husbands or partners or ex-spouses. A major problem that has to be addressed. So many others are living in fear every day of their lives. To see some women, who have the courage to stand up in this manner, gives us the incentive to get in behind them."


The CAW is also assisting in the on going web coverage of the Wild Women's progress through-out their journey which began on January 1st in Argentina and will be concluded January 31st in Toronto

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

"Our commitment is to social unionism, which takes us into the community, which takes us into issues like violence against women. Any thing that we can do for the community makes a better standard of living and a better life style for our members and their families as well."




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