Wine Women & Shoes National Fundraiser Puts Best Foot Forward with an Event to benefit St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, January 17, 2013, 06:23 PM EST
“We speak the language of Barolo AND Manolo!” quips Elaine Honig, Founder of Wine Women & Shoes – the fastest-growing luxury event series created for women by women in the U.S. Now in its ninth year with events in twenty-four cities (and counting), WW&S has helped net $9 million for the various women’s and family-related causes that host this annual fundraiser, which began in Napa Valley.
Approximately 300 wine-savvy, shoe-loving women will kick up their heels for a cause as they gather to sip varietals from some of the country’s top winemakers, shop the latest trends in the multi-designer Marketplace, and swoon over the charming “Shoe Guys” serving up this season’s must-haves on silver platters.
As the Shoe Guys wax poetic on the “fine art of wine and shoe pairing,” guests will get a special skip in their step with the opportunity to bid on auction items including one-of-a-kind Salsa Shoes signed by Victor Cruz and a once-in-a-lifetime Napa Valley getaway. WW&S will also feature an amazing Key to the Closet Raffle presented by California Closets. This closet is every woman’s dream, and is filled with clothing, shoes, accessories, and more. And to top it off – it includes $3,500 towards a custom closet to house all the new wears!
From pearls to peep toes, Marketplace designers will include fabulous footwear from Saks Fifth Avenue and Piazza Della Sole, jewelry and accessories by Robyn Ross and Marta Stephens Fine Jewelry and handbags showcased PK Collection – to name a few – while delectable nibbles are provided by Indian Trail Club and Le Petit Gateau. Swirls just wanna have fun thanks to sensational wines from Perrier Jouet, Hahn Family Wines, Middle Sister and Francis Ford Coppola, and many more.
This is an event with some serious sole: all proceeds benefit the League of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, and the Rehabilitation Service Line at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.
Tickets are $100. For more information, please call or e-mail John Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.754.4408 or to purchase tickets, please visit www.winewomenandshoes.com/stjosephs .
Change your shoes, change a life!
About St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS) is a nationally-recognized leading edge multi-hospital organization founded in 1867 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. The state’s second largest provider of charity care, SJHS encompasses St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, an academic tertiary medical center and state-designated trauma center which includes St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive specialized state-designated children’s hospital in Paterson, NJ; St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, an acute care community hospital and division of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Wayne, NJ; St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, a long-term skilled nursing home in Cedar Grove, NJ; and Visiting Health Services of NJ based in Totowa. For more information about St. Joseph’s leading edge programs and services, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).