Images courtesy of WABC-TV 7
Central Park was turned into a virtual running of the heels yesterday, thanks to Regis and Kelly's High Heel-a-thon to benefit The Heart Truth® campaign for women's heart health education and research. The organization received a $63,000 check from the event. Celebrities Kristin Chenoweth and AnnaLynne McCord donned 3" and higher heels and joined host Kelly Ripa and hundreds in the 150-yard sprint.
Ida Bernstein - who has the battle scars to prove it - limped away with the grand prize of $10,000, the trophy and 2011 Jetta. The event was not just for the ladies; men strapped on heels for a separate race.
Shane Neil (in the center, with glasses) won the men's race and $1,000 check for the second time, while Olympic Skater Johnny Weir rocked Loubie booties and posed for the camera:
There was even a best-dressed award selected by Tim Gunn. Cat Berkowitz's outfit won her a 1,000 gift certs from Zappos and a leggy trophy eerily reminiscent of the leg lamp from the movie A Christmas Story: