The Original High Heel Hike™
Jules Burt, America's Pop Art Diva, presents the original High Heel Hike™ on city tours to benefit the children and families with Autism. Throughout the country divas will unite to raise awareness for Autism. Jules Burt encourages divas of all ages, shapes and shoe sizes to strap on their favorite stilettos and glam it up for this year's most fashionable fundraising event. Jules encourages you to "Talk about Autism...It's closer than you think!"
Join the Divas! Jules Burt will lead the High Heel Hike™, a 1K fashion strut. Everyone is invited to this event. Start fundraising now. Sign up your team today.
Will you be the High Heel Hike™ Queen of your city?
Organize your divas and help raise awareness for Autism. Teams up to ten are encouraged! The team or individual raising the most donations to the Jules Burt Foundation, a registered 501(C)3 charity, wins the title of "Queen", "Teen Queen" or "Princess".
Calling all Divas and Dudes! (Yes, we need dudes too...)
You can be a part of the High Heel Hike™ in your city. Help this grand event by volunteering to be on the Board of Divas & Dudes. Join this exclusive group of community supporters as we make a difference by spreading awareness for Autism. Are you up for the challenge? Check out our information on becoming part of our Board of Diva and Dudes or contact Jules Burt.
High Heel Hike™ History…
Ever had a light bulb moment? That is exactly what happened to internationally known Pop Art Diva, Jules Burt. Somewhere in the midst of paperwork and Jimmy Choo's the light bulb went off! Combine Sassy Stiletto Strutting Sisters and a worthy cause...."High Heel Hike™" Burt exclaimed!" Hmmm...that sounded pretty good, Burt thought to herself and then professed "I, Jules Burt, will hold the FIRST annual 1K High Heel Hike™."
With visions of Divas donned in wild wigs, red lipstick, and high heels dancing in her head, Burt grabbed her Muse and they trademarked the event. With all the I's dotted and T's crossed, Burt assembled her B.O.D. (Board of Divas) and sent them out with mission in hand and a mantra in mind "Put on your lipstick, and conquer the day!"
Within one month of Burt's profession The High Heel Hike™ was born!! The Inaugural Hike was held in Tampa in 2004, benefiting Children's Pediatric Cancer. Since its birth The High Heel Hike™ has raised substantial amounts of funds for various worthy causes; Moffitt Cancer Center, Easter Seals, Breast Cancer, and The National Music Foundation where the Hike generated monies to put the "music” back into schools are just a few to mention. As well as growth in funds the Hike has also grown in attendance. Burt wanted an event that EVERYONE could be a part of for that reason she insisted on getting the teens and kids involved, she felt it was a great way to make our young people aware of charities, give them a way to participate, and to be a part of their community.
Success! It's a Hit! Everyone loved the event, especially the media. Its a fun and colorful event, the first of its kind, where Burt said, "It is a sassy strut that only takes about 20 minutes, or a trip around the mall." Divas of all ages, from strollers to walkers on parade raising funds and awareness for a cause. Many have asked "What if I can't wear heels?" Burt said "You can wear flip flops or tennis shoes if you want....its ALL about the cause."
Burt incorporated a "Crowning Ceremony" complete with sash and crown in each age group Queen, Teen Queen and Princess, as a fun incentive for the kids and adults to be the highest fundraiser. Burt laughs "These Crowns ARE for SALE!!! The most monies raised wins!!!; We encourage teams to pool their donations together and pick one captain who could be eligible for the "High Heel Hike™" title." After all "Once a Queen Always a Queen."
What is a Queen without a Ball? That’s where the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino comes in....They sponsor the "Jules Glam Ball." The Hard Rock graciously opens their doors for the divas and dudes who make the "Hike" happen. Auction items are collected to be sold to the highest bidder. "Its truly a night fit for a Queen" Burt raves.
The High Heel Hike™ is Burt's baby, just like a mother, she glows with pride when talking about the event. Like her Art, Burt has taken the "Hike" from a light bulb moment to a full IN COLOR LIVE production as only she can. Burt and her divas are ready to strap on their stilettos and take the "show" on the road. As the "Hike" grows so does its demand, initially Tampa based but has branched to other Florida cities, and READY to go GLOBAL!
Jules Burt is EXCITED and PROUD to announce she has teamed up with CARD, The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities to help raise awareness for Autism. Burt is confident "The sky is the limit, I am looking forward to another successful "High Heel Hike™" to bring to life the awareness needed to combat Autism."
Who is Jules Burt?
Jules Burt has been keeping the world in full color for over a decade. Tagged as Pop Art diva, much of her inspiration comes from an addiction to glamour and color.
Teaming with 20th Century Fox, Jules provided set designs for the NBC Series “Friends”. “Fun Flower” paintings, “Glamour Queen” paintings, the popular “Eight Cups of Coffee” painting along with other Jules originals adorned Americas favorite coffee house “Central Perk” on the hit series “Friends” for the last 7 seasons of the show. Jules’ work has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Dateline NBC, Access Hollywood, Oxygen Network’s – She Commerce, CNN-FN’s “Business Unusual” as well as a national television commercial for “Wendy’s”. Jules painted 3 cows for CowParade Las Vegas, 2002. Jules Burt also has Queen Divas a ceramic line, which is sold worldwide in Hallmark stores and high end gift stores. Jules has a recurring segment on Tampa’s NBC affiliate WFLA on “Daytime” – “She’s Artrageous”. Jules was chosen Pop Artist of Tampa by the Tampa Bay Visitors and Convention Center to create Sassy City and Created the Merchandise to brand Tampa a fun a sassy City. Honoring Jules’ artwork, Tampa officially named April 20th “Sassy City Day.” Jules Burt is also the founder of the charitable High Heel Hike™ and Glam Ball events. She currently has a segment on demand with Nancy Alexander on Brighthouse. Other outdoor and touring art projects include Mango Dog Park, painted fire hydrants, a manatee in the Tampa International Airport, High Heels at Stumps Supper Club and Splitsville in Channelside. Burt was the 2008 Winterfest Boat Parade artist. In April Burt was given the Key to the City of Tampa by Mayor Pam Iorio in recognition for all her charitable and community accomplishments.
Collectors of Jules Burt's POP ART include: Elton John, Madonna, Fran Drescher, Katie Couric, Renee Taylor, Joan Collins, Uma Thurman, Wynonna, Richard Simmons, Alyssa Milano, and many others.
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