If you have poked around my site for a few minutes, you know The Shoe Maven is more than just an outlet to express my love of fashion. The Shoe Maven is a platform for sharing my life with young onset Parkinson’s disease, raising awareness about this terrible disease and fundraising to support the research for a cure. My journey as “The Shoe Maven” has opened the door to incredible opportunities, including an annual “Art of Fashion” fundraiser to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the “Heels On, Head Up!” social media campaign that gained national media exposure. None of those accomplishments would have been possible without the generosity of wonderful businesses, organizations and individuals.
My outreach efforts have shown me that I am part of some amazingly supportive communities, with common interests, goals or the simple desire to do good. From the Central Florida community I call home to the Parkinson’s community to the world of fashion, I have been blessed with goodwill from all across the map. This page shares some of the businesses and organizations that have offered support or opportunities for partnership in the true spirit of community.