Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
Think before you throw your old tennis shoes away.
Tidewater Physical Therapy is leading a collection of old sneakers throughout Richmond and surrounding counties to help raise money in support of the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
The collection efforts will run until Oct. 31 in support of athletes Ann Flippin and Anna Hardy, who are training for the Richmond Half Marathon in November.
In exchange for training and support, Team In Training participants raise funds to support research, financial aid and support for patients and families fighting blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.
That’s where the sneakers come in. Thanks to Green Sneakers, these donated tennis shoes get a second chance at life as affordable footwear for people in need around the world. For every pound of gently worn tennis shoes collected, Green Sneakers will donate 50 cents to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Drop off spots are conveniently located in Colonial Heights, Glen Allen, Ironbridge, John Rolfe, Kings Charter, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Powhatan and Westhampton.
Colonial Heights 300-B Temple Lake Drive, Suite 1
Glen Allen 10128 West Broad Street, Forum Building, Suite K
Ironbridge 10400 Ironbridge Road
John Rolfe 2040 John Rolfe Parkway
Kings Charter 10640 Charter Hill Court, Suite 102
Mechanicsville 7493 Right Flank Road, Suite 410
Midlothian 227 Wadsworth Drive
Powhatan 3510 Anderson Highway, Suite 2
Westhampton 5801 Patterson Avenue
The drop off locations will accept new and gently used sneakers. As these shoes will be cleaned up and used again, please be sure donated shoes do not have large rips or tears and that the soles are intact. Hiking shoes – with nubby turf soles – are accepted. Sports cleats, high heels, dress shoes, flip-flops, sandals, work boots and slippers are not accepted.
Please connect the shoes together as pairs, either with string a zip-tie or placed in the same bag so the pair remains together during processing.
About Tidewater Physical Therapy:
Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy is an independent, outpatient physical therapy practice with more than 30 clinics in southeast and central Virginia and two Performance Centers, located in Newport News and Gloucester.
About Team In Training:
In exchange for coaching, training and support, Team In Training athletes help raise money to support research to find cures for blood cancers like leukemia – the number one disease killer of children –lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Athletes travel to a major endurance event, make athletic goals a reality and a connect to an actual patient so the athlete knows just who and what they are doing it for.
Team In Training is the world’s first and largest charity endurance sports training program.
For more information about Team In Training, contact Josh Wade at josh(dot)wade(at)lls(dot)org or 757.459.4670, ext. 211.