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Please Support the Veronica Blount Memorial Foundation


RED SHOE LUNCH: For 14 years we've hosted the Red Shoe Lunch. Our annual lunch raises awareness about heart disease. The lunch takes place in Atlanta, Georgia on the last Saturday of February each year. Our next luncheon will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2025 in Atlanta, Georgia.

RED SHOE  3k HEART WALK: New in 2023, we launched our annual Red Shoe 3K Heart Walk. The fundraising event will be held annually in Maryland. Our next event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2024 in Cooksville, MD.

VBMF INAUGURAL BALL: Celebrating the life of Veronica Blount and our 501c3 nonprofit status, we will host our Inaugural Ball on Saturday, September 7, 2024 in Laurel, Maryland.

VBMF 1 FOR EVERY 1 BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR GIVEAWAY: On Friday, September 6, 2024 we will give away 100 blood pressure monitors to residents of the Evergreen Community in Baltimore, Maryland. We are also planning a giveaway for the Vine City neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. Date TBD. 

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Stay tuned... we are working on a golf tournament in Atlanta, GA. Date TBD

TOP GOLF FUNDRAISER: Stay tuned... we are working on a fundraising event at Top Golf at the National Harbor in Maryland. Date TBD

RED SHOE BRUNCH: Yes! In 2025 we will launch Red Shoe Brunch pop-ups. These will be smaller events that will take place in different cities across the country! We will release the travel dates and locations six months in advance to give our supporters time to plan. We plan to offer a blood pressure monitor giveaway in each location we visit, spreading our outreach. Attendees can combine the brunch event with a volunteer opportunity in each city. Come travel the country with us!

DOUBLE GOOD POPCORN FUNDRAISER: Later this year (2024), we will launch our first Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser. We really hope you will join us and help us raise funds to help fight heart disease. 

RED SHOE PAINT PARTY FUNDRAISER: You can sponsor a Red Shoe Paint Party at your home or office. Visit the RSL Website to purchase a paint party kit. 


On Saturday, September 7, 2024 the Veronica Blount Memorial Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Red Shoe 3K Heart Walk. This year’s event will take place at Western Regional Park at 14800 Carrs Mill Rd., Cooksville, Maryland  21723. The event will also be available for those wishing to participate virtually by walking in their own neighborhoods or local parks. Event registration is $55 per person. The registration fee includes an event t-shirt, a drawstring backpack and an event lanyard with the walker / runner's credentials. 

Registration starts at 9:00am ET and the walk will begin promptly at 9:30am ET. Local walkers are encouraged to attend in person while participants outside of Maryland are encouraged to participate virtually at a time most convenient to them. This 3k walk will take the average walker 30 to 45 minutes to complete. 


Awards will be given to the 1st place walker based on finished time. Each participant will have a fundraising goal of $250. Participants can solicit family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to support their efforts in the walk by donating to them / their team. Each participant will receive one raffle ticket for every $100 they raise. Our raffle will feature some awesome prizes including housewares, electronics, jewelry, art and more! The raffle will be open to our participants and the general public.


Our fundraising goal is $15,000. All proceeds from the walk will help us purchase blood pressure monitors to be distributed to those in underserved communities. 


There is no requirement to raise money in order to participate in the Red Shoe 3k Heart Walk. The registration fee covers the cost of the items you will receive in your walk packet. The registration fee is not tax deductible because you will receive merchandise. Donations are tax deductible in accordance with the IRS guidelines. Please consult a tax attorney or accountant for professional guidance. 


RED SHOES are NOT mandatory. We wear red shoes to draw attention to our fight against heart disease. The Red Shoe 3k Heart Walk is an extension of our annual Red Shoe Lunch. While the red shoes are symbolic to the cause, they are not mandated and we encourage you to join us no matter what shoes you wear… just make sure they’re comfortable! 


Extra shirts can be purchased separately. If you do not select a t-shirt size, you will receive an adult large (unisex tee which is equivalent to a men's large). If you register after August 17, 2024 - there is no guarantee you will receive a shirt as we need to place the final order for t-shirts two weeks before the event. You are welcome to any additional shirts we may have available. 

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The Inaugural Ball is a black tie gala. Guests are asked to wear tuxedos or dark colored suits, gowns or long dresses. Athletic and leisure wear is not permissible. The cost for the Inaugural Ball is $125 Early Bird ( available through July 4th) and $150 regular price. Ticket Sales will end on August 31, 2024 or when tickets are sold out. We are also selling tables of 8. You may purchase an exclusive table for you and your guests. Individual tickets sold will be assigned a table. If you're planning to sit with someone, please purchase your tickets together. There is no guarantee we can seat people together if the tickets are purchased individually.  The Ball will be hosted by Tee Blount, Founder of the Veronica Blount Memorial Foundation and the Red Shoe Lunch. We have a DJ, cocktail hour, open bar, 3 course meal with dual entree, silent auction, tribute to Veronica Blount, dancing, champagne toast, giving campaign and open bar (we know we already said that).  

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Cocktail Hour 

8:00pm - 9:00pm - Dinner 

9:00pm - 10:00pm - VBMF Program

10:00pm - 11:00pm - Dancing 

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