News Release

November 15, 2007

Contact: Christopher DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Media Advisory

Thanksgiving Gift of Shoes for the Homeless

Health Center Staff Pitching in at Salvation Army in New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, CONN. – During Thanksgiving week, more than 2,500 pairs of new shoes will be distributed at homeless shelters in 25 cities throughout the country. Volunteers will help with sizing, and health care professionals will offer free foot screenings. The events were organized by Our Hearts to Your Soles, a nonprofit with a mission of providing medical care and shoes to people in need worldwide and Soles4Soles, a nonprofit that facilitates the donation of footwear.

Who: Orthopedic foot surgeon Michael Aronow, M.D., physician’s assistant Cynthia Kilbourne, medical assistant Lori Aenengrro, and cast technician Kathleen York from the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the University of Connecticut Health Center, as well as Newington retailer Footprints, which is donating the shoes for this event.

When: Monday, Nov. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army, 78 Franklin Square, New Britain.

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