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Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video)

Need I say more? The third annual Wine, Women & Shoes event will be held Thursday night at the River East Art Center.

It’s a benefit for the Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

The fashion fundraiser, benefiting UNICEF’s Accelerated Child Survival Initiative, will have a wine tasting bar, appetizers, silent auctions and the opportunity to browse and buy shoes.

Guests will also have the chance to mingle with celebrity judges such as Robbie Gould, kicker for the Chicago Bears, CNN and former NBC anchor Don Lemon, NBC5’s Anna Davlantes and Steven Rosengard, Project Runway Season 4 contestant, who will vote on their favorite reds and whites and decide which shoe pairs best with each winning wine.

Auction packages include guided neighborhood shopping tours of Chicago and private cocktail parties at two of Chicago’s hottest restaurants, Landmark and Perennial.

Last year, more than 650 guests raised $140,000 at the event. General admission ($85) and VIP ($185) tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/37229.

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