Rachael Ray Particpates in Planet Blue Run Charity Auction

Rachael Ray has designed a shoe for a Blue Plant Run charity auction called Sneakers and the City. Not surprisingly, she used orange as her theme color.

The auction is supporting the 2007 Blue Planet Run, which is "the first ever around-the-world relay, an unprecedented quest of more than 15,000 miles through 16 countries in less than 100 days to promote the need for safe drinking water." You can find the sneaker statues all over Manhattan, including the Time Warner Center, Chelsea Piers, South Street Seaport, Times Square and Randall’s Island.

The event created art exhibits using giant sneakers designed by celebrities. Some of the other celebrities participating are Courteney Cox Arquette, Rosie O’Donnell, Lass Bass, Mena Suvari, Neil Patrick Harris, the New York Giants, and the cast of Rescue Me. You can bid on Rachael's sneaker or on other sneakers to help raise money for the cause.

Here are some deets on how the auction came about:

Each celebrity designed a sneaker on behalf of one of the official Blue Planet Run athletes that would artistically interpret the individual runner’s commitment to the global water cause. To create the statues, each celebrity designer received a standard-sized sneaker along with art supplies and inspiration about the runner. The designs were then transformed into larger-than-life sneaker statues and placed all over New York City for the summer.

Kudos to Rachael for supporting such a great cause.

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