pediped Donates $15,000 to VH1 Save The Music Foundation
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:55:23
Everybody cut footloose! Feets don't fail me now! Seriously, feet are a crucial part of music, as you need your feet to dance to the music!
That's why we are STOKED to reveal that pediped® footwear made a $15,000 grant donation to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation in support of instrumental music education. pediped® footwear's goal is to give back to children in need and their generous donation to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will bring the organization one step closer to achieving their goal of ensuring that no child be deprived of the opportunity to experience a complete education that includes music.
The Foundation will match pediped® footwear's donation to fully restore an instrumental music education program. To date, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has provided more than $47 million in new musical instruments to 1,750 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.6 million children.
"We are very excited to partner with pediped® footwear and greatly appreciate their generous donation," said Paul Cothran, Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "Together we are working to ensure that all students throughout the country receive the benefits of music study and are continuing to raise awareness about the need for music education programs in our nation's public schools."
pediped® footwear was founded in 2004 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth in their quest for the perfect soft-soled shoe for their first daughter. Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award winning company one of the fastest-growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped®'s footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and the pediped® footwear system has recently been endorsed by researchers associated with Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston.
"Restoring music education is important work that will enrich children's lives," said Angela Edgeworth, Founder and President of pediped® footwear. "The pediped foundation™ is so proud to partner with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to return music education to these worthy students."
In addition to their donation, pediped® footwear will also be participating in the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Family Day event this coming October. For more information on how you can get involved please visit: www.vh1savethemusic.com.
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