Eva Longoria Joins Other Celebrities for Online Red Shoe Charity Auction to Benefit Women's Heart Health

Spirit of Women and Carlos by Carlos Santana Partner for Charity

Sep 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from Spirit of Women Health Network

    BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit of Women Health
 Network and Carlos by Carlos Santana footwear announce today the opening of
 the second round of bidding for the Spirit of Women Celebrity Red Shoe
 Auction, a new online charity auction of celebrity-autographed footwear
 that will benefit several health organizations, including the National
 Stroke Association and Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Coalition.
 Shoes up for auction through September 24 were autographed by celebrities
 including four of the "Desperate Housewives".
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     "Through the excitement of this celebrity auction, we aim to remind
 women of the importance of taking action for their heart health," said Josh
 Davis, President, Spirit of Women. "This auction also has the potential to
 have great impact on research and education programs through the money
     Red shoes are the symbol designed to encourage women to take action for
 their heart health. The Celebrity Red Shoe Auction is the national
 cornerstone of "The Red Shoe Initiative", a national health education and
 action campaign that aims to encourage women on a local level throughout
 the year to take important steps for their heart health.
     Each of the following celebrities has autographed a single shoe of the
 pairs donated by "Carlos by Carlos Santana" footwear, which will be on
 display at www.redshoeinitiative.org and available for bidding from
 September 15 through September 24 on eBay by searching "celebrity
 autographed red shoes".
     -- Nicollette Sheridan, "Desperate Housewives"
     -- Brenda Strong, "Desperate Housewives"
     -- Teri Hatcher, "Desperate Housewives"
     -- Eva Longoria, "Desperate Housewives"
     -- Samantha Harris, "Dancing with the Stars"
     In addition to the online auction, "The Red Shoe Initiative" will
 include local "Red Shoe" events in communities across the United States.
 Each event will take on the flair and character of the community that
 serves as a host. These events will consist of evening receptions, fashion
 shows, and various activities in skating rinks and other venues that
 encourage women to take action for their heart health.
     An additional auction scheduled to coincide with "Day of Dance for
 Women's Health", which takes place on February 23, 2008, will include shoes
 autographed by other high-profile celebrities, including Grammy-winning
 recording artists Alanis Morissette and LeAnn Rimes; Carrie Ann Inaba of
 "Dancing With The Stars"; and Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross of
 "Desperate Housewives".
     Bidding Information
     To bid on the shoes, follow the link from www.redshoeinitiative.org, or
 search "celebrity autographed red shoes" at www.ebay.com, or go directly to
     Carlos by Carlos Santana
     "Carlos by Carlos Santana" fashion forward footwear reflects the
 dynamic passion and energy that defines the music of Santana. Hip, fun and
 fashionable, Carlos brand shoes are available in a rainbow of contemporary
 styles sporting the latest trends in materials, colors, shapes and
 detailing. The vibrant "Carlos by Carlos Santana" line donates a portion of
 it proceeds from sales to the Milagro Foundation.
     Best known for the legendary group that bears his name, Carlos Santana
 has been an elemental force in global musical culture for almost four
 decades. Since Santana's landmark 1969 debut album and explosive
 performance at Woodstock that year, Santana has sold over 100 million
 records and performed for more than 100 million fans internationally.
 Carlos' many major awards include a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single
 project for 1999's Supernatural, as well as three Latin GRAMMYs and scores
 of other music and humanitarian honors. As central to Santana's identity as
 his visionary artistic legacy is his spirit of giving back - in 1998,
 Carlos and his wife, author Deborah Santana, established the Milagro
 Foundation, which has granted over $2 million to organizations supporting
 underserved youth in the areas of health, education and the arts worldwide.
 For more information, visit www.santana.com.
     Spirit of Women
     The Spirit of Women Health Network is a national coalition of hospitals
 and healthcare facilities in more than 70 U.S. cities joined together to
 improve women's health by inspiring access and action on local, regional
 and national levels. Utilizing national resources to improve healthcare in
 local communities, Spirit of Women aims to educate and care for women in a
 unique way that emphasizes total well-being - body, mind, and spirit - and
 impacts all aspects of a woman's life, including family, health and work.
 Though a variety of means, including educational events, networking
 opportunities, consumer loyalty programs, national awards, and promotion of
 research, Spirit of Women addresses health topics such as menopause,
 cancer, incontinence, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, healthy pregnancy,
 and many more. For more information, visit www.redshoeinitiative.org.

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