Free Shoes For The Homeless

November 25, 2015 in Causes, News by Administrator

Just in time for the holidays! Christiana Care Health System’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is providing new shoes, socks and foot exams for free to nearly 100 people — many of them homeless — on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Sunday Breakfast Mission, a homeless shelter in Wilmington. The event is part of a campaign by a national organization known as Our Hearts to Your Soles, whose mission is to provide indigent people with shoes and free foot examinations.

Soles4Souls and Red Wing Shoes will donate a total of 100 pairs of new shoes through the organization, and Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics, Inc. will donate nearly two dozen pairs of specialty shoes for people with advanced diabetic foot needs. In addition, the nonprofit Dignity U Wear will donate 200 pairs of socks to homeless people during the event.

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Paul Kupcha, M.D., section chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery at Christiana Care and an orthopaedic surgeon, is the local coordinator for the event. Dr. Kupcha said that foot health provides a clue to a person’s overall health. Joint stiffness, for example, can indicate arthritis; tingling and numbness can be connected to diabetes; swelling can indicate high blood pressure or diseases of the heart and kidneys.

Brian Galinat, M.D., MBA, chair of Christiana Care’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Christiana Care orthopaedic surgeon Robert Steele, M.D., also will provide free exams to homeless people during the event. Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists will set up the event and staff it with volunteers.

“By providing our neighbors who are homeless with shoes, we help them get more physical activity and help protect them from frostbite,” said Dr. Kupcha, who has volunteered with Our Hearts to Your Soles for eight years. “We also examine the feet of each individual and care for them if they suffer from chronic foot-related problems.”

Hypertension, respiratory illness and foot problems are the three most common health issues that the homeless face, says Rev. Tom Laymon, executive director of the Sunday Breakfast Mission.

“People who are homeless largely have to walk everywhere they go which means that their feet are taking a greater beating than the rest of us,” Laymon said. “The ability for them to get shoes that fit and see a doctor is incredibly meaningful to them. Like putting new tires on a car, you’re retreading them in a lot of ways by giving them shoes and foot care.”

 

Shoeholics Gives Back To Alzheimer’s Cause

October 22, 2014 in Causes, News by Administrator

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Shoeholics full page presence in the event’s program book, and of course the shoes editor Tinu wore to the gala

Last night at the Waldorf Astoria, the 31st anniversary Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala was a huge success and Shoeholics was once again proud to take part in such a great cause fighting to cure a dreadful disease that is affecting at least one in every 2 to 3 families worldwide. As much as we all like to clack about in heels, we all want to have sound memories of our collection well into old age. This is a cause we can all relate to. Our very own editor Tinu, clad in Valentino ensemble and Christian Louboutin heels, was on hand at the star studded gala to capture the moment for us.

In attendance were Gala Chair, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Brooke Shields, Patty and John McEnroe, Deborah Norville, Hilary and Bryant Gumbel, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Dennis Basso, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin. Ronnie Spector and Lelsey Gore performed some hit songs that had everyone on their feet dancing in their fabulous shoes! Silent and live auction items included a Dennis Basso fur, internship at  M&C Saatchi PR and Naeem Khan atelier, a dining experience with a world renowned chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin and Rao’s restaurant, Tickets to Hugh Jackman Broadway show, just to name a few. The gala has raised tens of millions of dollars for the cause over the years. For more on how you too can donate to support the cause, please visit the official Alzheimer’s Association website.

 

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Carla Deleon with one of the honorees & close friend, Mark Locks

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Editor Tinu on her way to the gala at the Waldorf Astoria

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Some of the items presented at the silent auction

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The ladies couldn’t resist sharing the stage with the band. A fun night was had by all.

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Chris Noth For RAN Eco Rock Was A Hit!

June 17, 2014 in Causes, News by Administrator

Shoeholics magazine was a proud participant at the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Eco Rock charity event that took place today at The Cutting Room New York City at with proud supporters such as Chris Noth, Jim Gaffigan, Holt McCallany, just to name a few.

Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.

Since it was founded in 1985, the Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. From the beginning, RAN has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in rainforest countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States. For more than 28 years, RAN has brought the voices of the people and the planet to the world’s largest corporations, enabling the type of change that can only be achieved through sophisticated negotiations and fearless action. The Wall Street Journal calls us “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business.” We’ve saved millions of acres, shown corporations time and again that they can do well while doing good and mobilized thousands of concerned individuals around the world to make a difference.

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Chris Noth and Warren Haynes

Live performance was provided by Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers Band while comedian Jim Gaffigan had everyone in stitches! The event was a smashing success raising funds thanks to a room full of generous donors and gifts donated by luxurious hotels and diamond watches by Jacob & Co. The lot created a bidding frenzy that helped raise funds for the cause. Click here to learn more about RAN to see how you too could help and perhaps to attend next year!

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Chris Noth and Jacob Arabo auctioning off a $20,000 timepiece

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Holt McCallany and Chris Noth during an auction

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Shoeholics editors Tinu & Chong with Chris Noth and Jim Gaffigan

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Shoeholics Joins An Environmental Cause

June 8, 2014 in Causes, News, Uncategorized by Administrator

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Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.

Since it was founded in 1985, the Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. From the beginning, RAN has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in rainforest countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States. For more than 28 years, RAN has brought the voices of the people and the planet to the world’s largest corporations, enabling the type of change that can only be achieved through sophisticated negotiations and fearless action. The Wall Street Journal calls us “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business.” We’ve saved millions of acres, shown corporations time and again that they can do well while doing good and mobilized thousands of concerned individuals around the world to make a difference.

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Event host & supporter Chris Noth

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and longtime supporter Chris Noth (Mr. Big of Sex & The City) are thrilled to present eco rock, a benefit and auction fundraiser. This event, hosted by Chris, will be held on June 16th, 2014 at the The Cutting Room in New York City and will feature a special live performance.

How can you get involved? The evening will be highlighted by a live/online auction coordinated by Auction Cause and eBay featuring a rare collection of autographed guitars with all of the proceeds benefiting RAN. Shoeholics magazine is proud to be a co-sponsor of the auction as well. One lucky winner will get a beautiful pair of Angela Nuran custom-made sandals, an autographed copy of “The Shoeholic” book, 1 year subscription of Shoeholics magazine print edition and a rare collectible of the shoe-shaped bag, crafted in Italy of genuine leather and rich brocade. Other items up for bid from various supporters includes a signed pair of shoes by Sarah Jessica Parker from her shoe line, VIP tickets to Universal Studios & America’s Got Talent, Ellen Degeneres, diamond watches, to name a few. So, CLICK HERE to support. Your contribution is key to the success of eco rock, and greatly adds to the overall fundraising success of RAN and our ongoing campaigns for the planet, which in turn helps us appreciate the earth we love to walk on with our prized shoe collection! Support the cause and give back!

The post coverage of the event is coming soon. Stay tuned.

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Shoeholics To Sponsor Accelerated Cure Gala For MS

February 14, 2014 in Causes, Events, News by Administrator

While we think of love today on Valentine’s Day, let’s also think about giving back to causes that affect us. Shoeholics magazine is a proud sponsor of the Shimmer & Shine Shoe Ball on March 15, 2014 in Boston under the auspices of Accelerated Cure Project, a non profit organization working on cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Get your tickets to attend the gala or simply donate to support their mission to find cure.

The complete coverage of the event will be posted here shortly after March 15. Stay tuned. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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Fashionable Sightings On Halloween

November 1, 2013 in Causes, Events, News by Administrator

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a few fashionable Shoeholics sprinkled in the mix at the 40th anniversary Halloween Day Parade in NYC. Click here to see the full coverage from the parade.

Shorty after the parade, our editors advanced to The Set NYC’s Masquerade Art Gala for Freedomladder, a charitable mission to stop child sex, slave trafficking which included a costume fashion show by Vogue and Inside New York featured designer Yesterdaynight, hosted by philantropist and award winning actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani. Our very own editor Tinu was one of the judges to handpick the best costume/mask. Winner gets a free 1 year subscription to Shoeholics magazine and beauty treatment at Exhale Spa. Complimentary copies of Shoeholics magazine holiday issue were available for the guests. Freedom Ladder uses popular vehicles of education and entertainment, such as comic books, to educate at-risk children about the danger of sex trafficking and empower them to protect themselves and live lives of courage, power, and inspiration. Visit Freedomladder to learn more about how you can support their mission. We hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween!

Photos courtesy of Tinu

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Here are some of the images from the gala and further below are the ones from the Halloween Parade in NYC:

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Editor’s Choice: Kellie Hockless is the Best Costume Winner!

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Editor’s Choice: Best Costume Winner!

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Below are images from the Halloween Parade:

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TV personality, Grand Marshall Kelly Ripa

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Shoeholics Magazine At The Annual Alzheimer’s Association Gala

October 23, 2013 in Causes, Events, News by Administrator

Ahead of Alzheimer’s awareness month in November, The Alzheimer’s Association held a star-studded fund raising black tie Rita Hayworth Gala with host, founder and chair Princess Yasmin Aga Khan in New York on October 21, 2013.

Since the inaugural Rita Hayworth Gala 30 years ago, the event has raised more than $61 million to support Alzheimer’s Association’s critical care and research programs. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan established the Gala as a tribute to her mother, Actress Rita Hayworth, who lived with Alzheimer’s disease for many years before her death in 1987.  Since then she has remained an active leader as General Chair of the gala, inspiring generous financial support for the association. Shoeholics magazine was proud to be one of the esteemed silent auction participants with complimentary subscriptions and copies of the holiday issue in over 600 gift bags for the guests! Other gift bag participants also included Zagat, Vince Camuto, NY Yankee, Dior, Clarins, Peter Thomas Roth, et. al. Congratulations to Alyssa Berland and Pete Wilson who each won free subscriptions to Shoeholics magazine from the silent auction. Click here to grab your very own copy now!

Some of the guests included TV personalities Deborah Norville of Inside Edition, Regis Philbin, sportsman John McEnroe, Actress Brooke Shields, columnist Cindy Adams, Grammy winner Diana Krall (who performed), designer Naeem Khan, TV host Padma Lakshmi and so many others. Our very own editor Tinu was in attendance wearing a custom-made Reem Acra gown and Dior shoes.

The Alzheimer’s Association (AA) is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.  For more information about AA and how you can support the charitable cause and their mission, visit www.alz.org or call 1-800-272-3900.

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Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and editor Tinu

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Tinu with guests Padma Lakshmi and Hayden Hosford

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Columnist Cindy Adams

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Designer Naeem Khan, Tinu, Hayden Hosford and Stephanie Pistilli

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Congratulation to one of the silent auction winners, Alyssa Berland

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Items found in the gift bags from generous participants including Shoeholics magazine, Zagat, Vince Camuto, NY Yankee, Dior, Clarins, Peter Thomas Roth, et. al

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Shoeholics magazine subscription was part of the silent auction

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Wear Pink!

October 4, 2013 in Causes, News by Administrator

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Wear pink shoes and share with the people you love in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Share & spread the word and support your local Breast Cancer organizations working hard to help find cure.

Think pink, wear pink this October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month!

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Billionaire Sir Richard Branson In Heels!

May 14, 2013 in Causes, News by Administrator

He might be one of the most powerful men in the world, but Sir Richard Branson was the brunt of a thousand jokes a few days ago as he donned a skirt and a full face of make-up on a flight to Malaysia.
The billionaire entrepreneur swapped his boxer shorts for a pair of stockings after losing a Grand Prix bet with AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandez two years ago.
The Virgin boss – who even shaved his legs for the flight – served drinks and pledged to clean the toilets on the special flight – all while sporting the red AirAsia uniform, which included a skirt suit and crisp white shirt.

All for a good cause of course. The funds from the flight went to the Starlight Foundation for ill children. It’s nice to see the best of them willing to go through great lengths for a good cause. Hear! Hear! Sir Branson! You look FABULOUS!

‘I’ve done some outrageous things in my time but this will be up there with the best of them,’ Branson added before he boarded. ‘I’ve just got to practice walking in high heels first’. –Sir Richard Branson.

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Abilene High Heel Dash: Men Race In Heels For Charity

April 16, 2013 in Causes, News by Administrator

Women and a few brave men will do anything to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network in Abilene, Texas. Even run in heels! The High Heel Dash is a competition with prize money offered to the top 3 winners and souvenirs given to all participants. The 0.6 mile race took place at Shotwell Stadium Parking Lot on April 13, 2013. A portion of the proceeds benefits Children’s Miracle Network.

The rules of the game included wearing suitable 2 inch minimum high heel shoes! No flats, wedges, boots, chunky platforms, or self-modified shoes were allowed. All racing shoes were checked and measured at the check-in tent! So, there was no getting around the required high heels!

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28 year old Corey Voges

Corey Voges, strides across the finish line in his tutu, cut-off jorts and pink pumps. He who was running in size 17 shoes, three sizes bigger than his normal shoe size, finished third in the race. The shoes and tutu were bought for him online by coworkers. “I changed like four times before the race and this is what I came up with,” he said with a laugh.

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23 year old Emmanuel Navejas raced in his pair of gold leather sandals

Emmanuel Navejas celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the High Heel Dash. Navejas says he bought his gold high heels online for $50 for the race. “They are not bad, pretty comfortable actually,” said Navejas, describing running in the shoes.

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Jerry Nix

Jerry Nix puts on a pair of heels before the start of the race. “They’re killing my feet,” said Nix of the shoes he said bought at Goodwill to race in.

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