Thursday, April 2, 2009


On April 16th, try doing something you probably would not do otherwise (or maybe you would!): GO BAREFOOT.
TOMS shoes has chosen April 16th to raise awareness about the impact of what shoes can do to a child.
  • Fact #1: In some developing nations, children must walk for miles to food, clean water and to seek medical help.
  • Fact #2: Cuts and sores on feet can lead to serious infection.
  • Fact #3: Often, children cannot attend school barefoot.
  • Fact #4: In Ethiopia, approximately one million people are suffering from Podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil.
  • Fact #5: Podoconiosis is 100% preventable by wearing shoes.
To learn more about One Day Without Shoes: April 16th go to

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