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American Red Cross Hosts “Girls’ Night Out” at Jimmy Choo

By Katie Jackson

Last night, Miami women gathered at the Jimmy Choo in Merrick Park to shop for a cause. The American Red Cross hosted “Girls’ Night Out,” where attendees enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while shopping for accessories to wear to the 33rd Annual Red Cross Ball this March. The ball is chaired by Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez and presented by FPL. A portion of the proceeds went to support the Red Cross’ local and national efforts.

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The American Red Cross, a nonprofit organization, provides shelters, feeds and offers emotional support to victims of disasters, and teaches important skills that save lives. A few attendees shared personal experiences with the Jimmy Choo shoppers, including Pamela Rauseo, who resuscitated her infant nephew on the side of a Miami highway by administering CPR she had learned from the Red Cross. “I was hoping for somebody else to save my nephew’s life, and that person didn’t come,” said Rauseo. “My nephew was already purple, limp, and unresponsive. By the grace of God I had remembered that I had learned how to perform CPR.” Rauseo’s story made headlines across the country, and she hopes that it will compel others to learn important life saving skills. “The lesson learned is that you need to get out there and get certified. You need to learn for your loved ones and for yourself,” said Rauseo.

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For more information on the American Red Cross and the 33rd Annual Red Cross Ball, visit www.redcross.org/prepareflorida

For more information on Jimmy Choo Shoes, please visit http://www.jimmychoo.com/

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