Presented by Raise Your Voice in association with Flames and Dames and The Durban Fashion Fair, this fun-filled; glamorous event will see contestants compete in a 50m high heel dash and stand the chance of winning some fabulous prizes.
Leading the celebrity charge will be Idols judge and style icon, Somizi Mhlongo, who is calling on his peers to join him and step into some heels for a worthy cause.
The world's first high heel race was introduced in 2006 by Glamour magazine in Amsterdam. Since then, high heel races have gained popularity worldwide. From New York to Hong Kong, many cities around the world are organizing races of their own every year. These events are a global symbol of empowerment and solidarity for important women's causes around the world.
In its inaugural year, proceeds from the Durban Heel Dash will be donated to The Open Door Crisis Centre; Kerr House and the Zimele Community Trust.
Zimele means "stand on your own feet" in isiZulu and the organization has spearheaded social development and women's empowerment projects in remote and impoverished areas throughout KZN.
Kerr House is a women's refuge which provides shelter for women and children in crisis. It provides accommodation and meals for up to 17 mothers and children, as well as counselling and rehabilitation plans.
The Open Door Crisis Centre is dedicated to helping victims of abuse, violence, those in conflict or dealing with addiction, HIV/Aids, unwanted pregnancies - or anyone who has been traumatized in any way.