I LOVE shoes, no secret there! So imagine my delight when I came across the I Heart Shoes Auction, a charity event where you can get yours hands on a pair of Prada, Jimmy Choo or Gucci shoes and do something for your heart!?!? I had to know more.
The I Heart Shoes Auction is a fundraiser to support The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s The Heart Truth Campaign – focused on women and heart disease.
Did you know 9 in 10 women have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke? I didn’t. Heart disease and stroke is a leading killer of women in Canada. I have to admit, I’m very naïve when it comes to my heart health. For whatever reason, I have always associated heart disease with men. And lets face it, most women are always so busy taking care of others that they put taking care of themselves on the back burner. However through lifestyle changes, women can reduce their risk by as much as 80%. Now thats something!
The I Heart Shoes Auction, which takes place April 4th, will feature a rainbow auction with 120 pairs of shoes ranging in size from 6 to 11!! And there’s no shortage of selection with brands like Cush, TOMs, Guess, Abel Munoz, Kamik Rainboots, Under Amour, Adidas and Reebook.
There’s something for everyone, can you say shoe heaven!!!
But wait there’s more, a silent auction too with 20 pairs of high end shoes from the likes of Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Gucci, and Bottega Veneta…If I didn’t have your attention, I bet I do now! Seriously, what better way to bring women together and educate them about heart health than through shoes.
So I ask you, can a pair of shoes be good for the heart? Um, yeah!
My fellow shoe-oholics, if you live in Winnipeg, I urge you to buy your tickets here and support the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s I Heart Shoes Auction. But be warned, those Jimmy Choo’s are mine 🙂