Greetings friends! Well, I am excited to announce that we are going to be having a brand new event for Project Smile- a High Heel Dash! It will be held Wednesday, June 8, 6pm at Assembly Row, Somerville. Melissa and Ramiro from HOT 96.9 FM are hosting! Participants will put on their favorite high heels and dash 50 yards. There will be an after-party with guests enjoying complimentary appetizers, cocktails, silent auction and prizes for the top runners and best teams. I am so excited to have this event. I have been wanting to do it for years, but never had the right partner. We had an awesome experience working with Assembly Row last for our spring show and I am so happy that they were on board to partner for this event. High Heel dashes have been done across the country in recent years, but this will be the first one done in Boston. It was only a matter of time before there was one in Boston and I am happy that we will be the first. This is the type of event that I have always wanted to go to and now I get to do it! The dash will be presented by Smiling Stiletto Shoe Club which is the social organization for shoe and fashion lovers that I organize. The Improper Bostonian is already on board to donate an ad in their magazine for the event and Yelp will feature it as the sponsored event in their newsletter before the event. The Improper and Yelp have been terrific partners for us over the years, I'm happy that they jumped on board to support this event. So friends, in a few months, we will be dashing for smiles! We're looking for people to get involved with the event, so if you would like to volunteer on the organizational side of things, please let me know.
Last week, we received 3 huge bags of stuffed animals from U.S. Air Force soldiers who were part of the Patriot Enlisted Association. Last month, one of the soldiers dropped off 3 big bags of lovely stuffed animals, they had been collected immediately after they had started their drive. She came last week with the additional bags of items. She drove over an hour to drop them off. It was awesome to have their help. Here is a great photo of the soldiers with some of the items they collected.