With ovarian cancer so much in the news these days - especially when it comes to early detection - something as frivolous as shoes might sound, well, frivolous.
But, I found out recently that uber-shoe designer Stuart Weitzman has called in his favorite celebrity feet, uh, stars to help raise money for research into what's called the "silent disease."
So now through Oct. 4, you can go to Weitzman's Web site and click on Annual Celebrity Shoe Auction. There, you can bid on beautiful pumps designed and autographed by a variety of stars, including Molly Sims (her shoe is pictured), Hayden Panettiere, Kelly Ripa, Oprah, Marcia Cross, Vanessa Williams, Charlize Theron and Queen Latifah.
And get this: 100 percent of the funds raised will go to ovarian cancer research at the Folkman Institute in Boston.
My own personal opinion is this is yet another venture via the fashion industry to raise awareness about women's issues. In Weitzman's own words: "The celebrities we enlisted have made extraordinary creations that are sure to bring a great amount of attention to this important cause."
Why not make a bid? Heck, you could be walking in Sharon Stone's shoes!