Living loud with Liezel

Living loud with Liezel

A high heel challenge for a good cause

Liezel van der Westhuizen

By Liezel van der Westhuizen

Last Saturday, women from all over Cape Town put on their highest stiletto heels and took part in the Glamour magazine Stiletto Run 2012, at the Table Bay Hotel in V&A Waterfront. It was an afternoon filled with sport and laughter, as ladies ran the 100m race in heels, and all for a very good cause.

The proceeds of the day went to The Homestead, a shelter for street children in Cape Town that was started in 1982 and has a variety of outreach projects that include the Masithethe mediation project, whose aim is to reunite children newly arrived on the streets with their families, as well as “Learn To Live”, a non-formal Education Project for street children that was designed and implemented by The Homestead in response to the fact that so few street children manage to cope within the formal school structure.

This is the second year of the Glamour Stiletto run, with five girls running in a heat to qualify for the final race where the winner walked away with a grand prize valued at over R20000.
Celebs and many cool sponsors also joined in on the fun. These included the likes of Elana Afrika and Lee-anne Summers, who also took part in the celebrity race.
Maybeline, Oakley, Garnier and Vitamin Water sponsored the incredible goody bags that every lady took home with her
It’s positive to see women from all walks of life running in their best heels in support of a wonderful charity.