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October 24, 2008

Golf Tournament Raises $13,250 For Diabetes Research, Ankle & Foot Care Centers Reports

BOARDMAN, Ohio (October 24, 2008) – Ankle & Foot Care Centers, operators of 20 local foot care offices, today announced that the American Diabetes Association Golf Benefit it sponsored last summer raised more than $13,000 to support diabetes research.

The event, held at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Hubbard, attracted 128 area golfers and 64 corporate and hole sponsors. The $13,250 raised represents funds from entry fees, sponsorships and cash donations from the participants.

The tournament was the 10th annual edition of the event organized by Ankle & Foot Care Centers, the region’s largest provider of podiatric care.

“As podiatric physicians, we are very pleased to see the community stand behind us in support of diabetes research,” said Dr. Michele Anania, a partner at Ankle & Foot Care Centers and lead organizer of the event.

“Together, diabetes research and foot care go a long way toward addressing the effects of diabetes and preventing the complications of the terrible disease.”

Ankle & Foot Care Centers has been a strong supporter of the ADA’s Tri-County Chapter for many years, providing financial contributions while organizing support groups for diabetes patients and their families and helping to raise awareness of diabetes, especially as it affects the lower extremities and feet.

For more information on the importance of foot care in combating diabetes, contact any of Ankle & Foot Care Centers’ 19 locations in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.

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For more information, contact:

Michael Vallas, Practice Administrator
Ankle & Foot Care Centers Inc.
(330) 758-6226 ext. 207
mike@ankleandfootcare.com


Dan Pecchia
Pecchia Communications
(330) 720-6912
dan@pecchiacomm.com

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