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Parade of Shoes helps GCC scholarships

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Put on your dancing shoes, stilettos, booties, or sandals for this year's Parade of Shoes, a fundraising event inspired by one woman's love of high heels. Mary Okada is like a modern day Imelda Marcos - the woman loves shoes!

But with her closet chock full of high heels, she decided to flaunt them for a cause. "I have a shoe fetish," she admitted. "And I have many, many pairs of shoes. And individuals are 'Where did you get this, where did you get that, and how did you find something like this?', and other questions are like, 'Really, you can walk in those shoes?' and stuff so we just figured it would be a fun way to bring women together to kind of celebrate what we do," she told KUAM News.

This love for heels inspired the GCC fundraising event, a fundraiser which includes food, entertainment, prizes, and a runway revolving primarily around high heels. "And so what best to celebrate our sometimes fetish is to have a display of women and their shoes and you know for different occasions and so we created different categories that these individuals will compete against," she said.

Participants will wear shoes in different categories including sinful stilettos - three inches or higher - bombshell booty (boot heels), scintillating sandals which are strappy sandals, funky footwear, a male shoe category, and a sustainability category. "They have to apply and we have the applications online at http://www.guamcc.edu website the event is Friday March 6 at our Multipurpose Auditorium which is Building 400 here on campus from 6-10, the parade will begin right around 7 o'clock," she explained.

People are encouraged to buy tickets online, which are $25 each. All proceeds will go toward funding GCC scholarship programs. 

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