Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Denise Richards designs shoes for charity

Denise Richards

Denise Richards has put her best foot forward and designed two pairs of heels for a kidney cancer charity.

The American actress teamed up with ShoeDazzle to produce footwear in aid of the brand's Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity.

Denise worked in collaboration with young teenager Taylor Filorimo - known as Tay - who was suffering from the same strain of the disease that took Denise's mother in 2007.

The pair worked together to raise money for the Kidney Cancer Association, but sadly Tay passed away in September.

"Tay loved fashion, and it was exciting for her to design a shoe for ShoeDazzle to help raise money and bring awareness to this rare type of cancer," Denise told People magazine. "Tay's grace and positivity as she battled the disease was truly inspirational, and something I will never forget."

Tay's shoe is named after her and features crystal embellishments and a hidden platform, along with a special interior colour she created named Pray 4 Tay green.

The Denise shoe is light-pink and strappy and also boasts crystal embellishment.

Both styles have Live 4 Tay stamped inside, in memory of the late teen.

"I am honoured to have had the chance to work so closely with Tay on this project," Denise said. "Tay was so excited to design a shoe and I am heartbroken she will not get to see the finished product."

The shoes are priced at $47.95 on ShoeDazzle.com and 100 per cent of the profits will go to the Kidney Cancer Association.

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