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Brown Shoe Company Supporting Missouri Baptist Medical Center through Choose Your Shoes 2 Sponsorship


Brown Shoe Company is partnering with Missouri Baptist Medical Center for the second time as a sponsor of Choose Your Shoes. Proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of a technologically-advanced breast biopsy bed for the Breast HealthCare Center.

“As a long-standing member of the St. Louis community, Brown Shoe Company believes in supporting organizations like Missouri Baptist, so they can have the latest technology to treat their patients,” said Diane Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Brown Shoe Company. “Our $20,000 donation is a small price to pay in helping the Breast HealthCare Center, as they strive to provide patient comfort and peace of mind.”

Choose Your Shoes 2 -- a girl’s night out -- will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Admission includes hors d'oeuvres, desserts, wine, music and foot massages. There will also be the opportunity to participate in a shoe raffle, and winners will walk out in a pair of one of spring's latest shoes styles. Raffle items include shoe wardrobes from Vera Wang, Via Spiga and Sam Edelman, courtesy of Brown Shoe Company!

For more information about the event, call the Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation at (314) 996-5573.

About Brown Shoe Company

Brown Shoe Company is a $2.6 billion, global, footwear company that puts consumers and their needs first, by targeting the strategic Family, Healthy Living and Contemporary Fashion platforms. We have more than 130 years of experience, passion and product innovation and operate more than 1,300 Famous Footwear and Naturalizer retail stores across the United States, Canada and China. We also design, source and market many well-known wholesale shoe brands -- such as Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl's Shoes, LifeStride, Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Etienne Aigner, Vera Wang , Avia and rykä -- across multiple distribution channels. In addition to our retail and wholesale operations, we maintain a strong online presence with our ecommerce sites,, and Visit to learn more about us. Brown Shoe Company: feel good and live better... feet first!

About Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a 489-bed acute care hospital and a member the of BJC HealthCare System. Known for its commitment to extraordinary and compassionate care, they are a leader in open heart surgery, operate a nationally recognized cancer-care program, and offer comprehensive orthopedicgastrointestinal and women’s health services. BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves urban, suburban and rural communities and includes 12 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and out-patient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


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