Friday, June 12, 2009
Foster Soles :Celebrity Bash
There are over 500,000 children in foster care nationwide and 32,000 children receive child welfare services in Los Angeles County. Foster Soles is an initiative set up by Los Angeles non-profit organisation Hillsides, and launched its first event at the Bar Celona restaurant in Pasadena, gathering autographed celebrity shoes from the likes of Denzel Washington, Carmen Electra, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Nicolas Cage among many others. To add to the night’s festivities, guests wore their funniest or wildest shoes for an additional evening contest judged by John Mahon of Elton John’s Band, Cheryl Farrell of Jeopardy!Clues Crew, and metal sculpturist Bruce Gray. All proceeds from the evening will go to Hilltops, which aims to create safe places, provide support and education and defend the rights of abused children. The auction closed on 9 May and the charity is yet to confirm its earnings.