High Heel-a-thon by Julie Hau

October 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

The 2010 LIVE! with Regis and Kelly HIGH HEEL-A-THON took place in NYC on Wednesday, September 22nd. This 2nd annual evnt hosted by Kelly Ripa is a 150-yard dash in which contestants strap on a pair of heels and race for the support of The Heart of Truth Campaign and a chance to win some extravagant prizes. Prizes include a brand new 2011 VW Jetta and $10,000 in cash. In addition to hosting the event, LIVE is donating $50,000 to the cause, which is supported by the National Institues of Health.

26-year-old Ida Bernstein of Cockeysville, MD ran away with the win during LIVE’s 2010 High Heel-a-thon in Central Park. The Maryland grad student finished the 150-yard sprint in a remarkable 19.12 seconds, setting a new course record and winning the grand prize of an All-New 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, plus a special surprise $10,000 check. Crossing the finish line she fell flat on her face, trying successfully not to be past by another racer.

LIVE raised $63,000 for the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in Support of The Heart Truth® Campaign.

photos by Julie Hau

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