Mad dash for charity
Why walk in heels when you can sprint?
By Ava Baccari
Over one hundred well-heeled women (and men!) made it out to StyleSense this morning for the second annual StyleSense Stiletto Sprint to raise money for the
Look Good, Feel Better charity which addresses the appearance-related issues of women with cancer. The grand prize for the 100-metre dash was $10 000 and participants happily sported three-inch heels for the sprint. No opportunity wasted, participants completed their outfits with sleek running gear.
Success at last: Men’s first-prize winner Mike Sawchuck, 31, from Pickering, Ont., learned from his loss last year, claiming top spot this time around with his Fioni pumps from Payless Shoes.
High-heel break in: Women’s champion Lilliette Davidson, 37, from Barrie, Ont., made a last minute switch in heels after her first pair didn’t meet the height requirements. Her first time wearing her new shoes (which she picked up at Winners) made her $10 000 richer.
Good sport: Ten minutes before the final race, Breakfast Television host Jennifer Valentyne made a last-minute call to opt out due to persistent back pains. But like a trooper, she kept her sparkly Steve Madden pumps on to show her support.
As for why yours truly didn’t strap on heels and race? Well, I have a hard time simply walking in anything other than flats. I don’t think the outcome would have been pretty. But luckily I have time to practice in my Miu Mius to compete in next year’s race.