Matthew and Ron Pfeifer, local realtors with Royal LePage Regina Realty, have completed "The Iceland Challenge for Shelter", a grueling 100K trek across Icelandic mountains to raise money for women’s shelters. The trek was organized by Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation exclusively dedicated to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs.
Ron and Matthew’s commitment to making a difference in our community by promoting awareness of the harsh reality of domestic violence and raising funds to support those struggling to escape it is truly beautiful. They worked many months to fundraise; every dollar of which has been donated directly to aid the cause of supporting women and children to live violence free.
Matthew and Ron completed an 8 day trek through some of the world’s most rugged terrain. They crossed mountains, descended steep valleys, and traversed lava fields; all the while tolerating extreme winds, dust storms and uncomfortable temperatures. Ron shared that the narrow high altitude trails triggered his fear of heights to a point of terror, but that he found strength to continue his journey by focusing on the courage required by women and children to flee domestic violence.
Regina Transition House is extremely grateful to be the recipient of the funds raised by the Pfeifer team. Thank-you Matthew and Ron!