Last year around Valentine's Day, Rachael Ray participated in the Heart Truth Fashion Show, where she walked the runway in a red dress. This year, she is helping out the cause of women's heart health in a different way (hat tip: Life in a Venti Cup). She is participating in an auction being held by the Red Shoe Initiative, which is "a national health education campaign that inspires women to take steps for heart health." The event Rachael Ray is involved in is called the Celebrity Red Shoe Auction.
Here's the dish on the Red Shoe Initiative:
The Red Shoe Initiative is pioneered by Spirit of Women®, a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the U.S. joined together to improve women’s health and wellness.
The Initiative’s red shoes symbolize commitment to taking action and making healthier choices in the fight against heart attacks and stroke, the leading killers of women in America.
Support the Red Shoe Initiative in raising awareness and funds for women’s heart health and wellness. Proceeds benefit the Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Coalition and the National Stroke Association.
Rachael signed a pair of CARLOS by Carlos Santana shoes on the heel, with a smiley face, of course. You can bid on them over at eBay. The current bid is at $335 and the auction will end on Friday, so get bidding!