Imaginations of top designers on display in UGG Australia's Art & Sole Auction

This December, some of the fashion world's top designers will turn their creativity toward footwear and their compassion to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as part of UGG® Australia's seventh annual Art & Sole Auction.

Manolo Blahnik, Betsey Johnson, Reem Acra, Giuseppe Zanotti, Rebecca Minkoff, LaROK, True Religion, Stuart Weitzman, and many other designers and luxury fashion brands will each create one-of-a-kind UGG Boots that will be auctioned off on December 1 – 14. One hundred percent of the auction proceeds will benefit St. Jude, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

This year's event marks the fifth consecutive year that St. Jude will benefit from the auction that has raised more than $315,000 for the hospital to date.

Art & Sole is a worldwide program created by UGG Australia, in which boots that reflect the artist's personality and dedication to charity are auctioned off to the highest winning bidder.

"We are so grateful to UGG Australia for creating this unique auction benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude. "Art & Sole is such a unique way to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We are so grateful for UGG Australia as well as all of the talented, compassionate designers who decorated boots for the auction. Their generosity will help St. Jude continue our lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children."

Visit starting December 1, place your bid on your favorite pair of UGG Boots and help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer.

October 2009