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November 26, 2010

Ankle & Foot Care Podiatrists Launch Shoe Drive; Goal Set at 800 Pairs of Shoes at 19 Locations

BOARDMAN, Ohio (November 26, 2010) – Podiatrists with Ankle & Foot Care Centers are urging holiday shoppers to help the area’s less fortunate by buying and donating new pairs of shoes.

The podiatrists, who operate 19 Mahoning Valley foot care offices, today announced the start of their 2010 shoe drive and hope to collect more than 800 pairs of shoes between now and January 7, 2011.

Shoe collection stations are now in place at each of the group’s 19 locations, all of which are accepting new or nearly new shoes.

“New shoes improve foot health and provide an emotional lift,” said Michael Vallas, practice administrator at Ankle & Foot Care Centers.

“With so many people laid off or struggling financially, some will be forced to compromise on the proper care of their feet – which often leads to numerous other health problems. We’re confident that the generosity of our customers, doctors and staff will help us collect over 800 pairs of shoes.”

Since 1998, the podiatrist practice has helped local shoppers donate thousands of pairs of shoes to local needy families. In February, Ankle & Foot and local agencies will distribute the shoes collected this year to individuals throughout Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Ankle & Foot Care Centers is the region’s largest podiatric care provider. Its 15 physicians and surgeons serve patients at 19 local offices, located in Alliance, Austintown, Boardman (2), Campbell, Champion, Columbiana, East Liverpool, East Palestine, Greenville (Pa.), Howland, Lake Milton, Liberty, Niles, Poland, Salem, Struthers, Warren and Youngstown.

Specific locations and other information are located on the group’s website, at www.ankleandfootcare.com.

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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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