Shuzz Founders Luncheon 2014

Shuzz to Unveil Medical Relief Department at Founders Luncheon Aboard Celebrity Cruise Ship

On November 22, 2014, the non-profit organization will share details of its medical mission while it celebrates five years in business

Boca Raton, FL – October 27, 2014 – The Shuzz Fund, a non-profit organization that provides shoes to children in poverty-stricken areas, announced its Founders Luncheon to celebrate five years of Shuzz. The luncheon is open to anyone who would like to join in celebrating the non-profit’s success over the last five years. The Luncheon will take place aboard the Celebrity Cruises “Celebrity Reflection” Ship in the Port of Miami, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET.

The main event scheduled for the luncheon is a presentation from Board Member and Medical Coordinator Jodi Schoenhaus Gold. The Shuzz mission has always been to operate primarily on a volunteer basis, offer new and sustainable shoes to children in impoverished communities all over the world and provide Back to School programs that donate athletic shoes to children. Going forward, the organization is adding medical relief efforts to its list of priorities.

“Many children have been faced with the inability to be treated due to a lack of insurance or funding. Not being able to appropriately treat a child in need of medical care is disheartening and disappointing,” said Jodi Schoenhaus Gold, Board Member and Medical Coordinator, Shuzz Fund. “Our medical mission is simple; we are aiming to help as many children as possible walk pain free and wear shoes that are comfortable to run, play and grow.”

Shuzz medical relief efforts will center around children with foot and ankle deformities. Shuzz officially initiated its medical relief efforts in 2014. Internationally, it evaluated and treated children in Guyana with various medical conditions focusing on deformities on the foot, ankle and lower leg.

“One of the main goals of this luncheon is to raise money for Shuzz efforts – donations and medical relief. Specifically, we hope to raise enough money through this event to sponsor a child and their mother to come to the United Stated for reconstructive surgery so the child can lead a healthy life and receive proper education,” said Rita Lombardo, founder, Shuzz. “Once we’re able to fulfill this medical need, we will identify other children all over the world who are either under insured or uninsured completely, and we will help them to address a foot, ankle or lower leg problem that requires surgery.”

To attend the event, contact Sara Dayne for tickets:

About SHUZZ Fund:
SHUZZ Fund is a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide new shoes to poverty-stricken children throughout the United States and in developing countries. 100 percent of public donations to SHUZZ support their ongoing programs: Back-2-School, Youth Athletics, International Relief, Disaster Relief and Medical Procedure Sponsorships. SHUZZ has been recognized for facilitating relief missions to donate shoes in impoverished communities across the globe. The Fund seeks to provide new shoes to 10 million children in poverty stricken areas around the world over the next 10 years. For more information, visit: or connect via Twitter and Facebook.