HENDERSON, Nev. (September 2009) — pediped® footwear is overjoyed to announce that it has raised $119,215 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. This figure not only exceeded all expectations for this single fundraiser, it surpasses the total raised for all fundraisers combined that pediped® hosted for the Foundation in 2008.
Coming Oct. 25 is a new pediped® fundraiser, Stars for a Wish, in which the company will auction more than 50 celebrity-autographed shoes with 100 percent of money raised to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Among the celebrities who have signed shoes for the auction are Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Courteney Cox, Faith Hill, Jerome Bettis and David Ortiz.
pediped® became a national sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation out of a desire to care for children beyond their feet. To find out more about current and upcoming fundraisers, go to www.pediped.com.
pediped® footwear was launched in 2004 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth in their quest for the perfect soft-soled shoe for their first daughter. Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company one of the fastest-growing children's footwear brands in the United States. Pediped® footwear is sold in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 120 designs for boys and girls between their two lines, Originals and Flex. Originals (soft-soled shoes for newborns to age 2+) and Flex (rubber-soled shoes for children 1-6 years) are available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 29. For more information, visit www.pediped.com or call 1-702-567-0311.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 180,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.