Local runners and exercise enthusiasts may have put a lot of miles on old running shoes, but when they are donated to the “Many More Miles” campaign, those shoes will come to life again as they land on the feet of someone who really needs them.
For the 16th consecutive year, Baldwin Bone & Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project, partnering with the Port City Pacers, Dr. Glenn Glass, The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center, and local schools to collect shoes for the homeless outreach programs of Wings of Life and for, the first year, Family Promise of Baldwin County.
Response to the campaign has grown since its inception from 200 pairs donated in 2004 to over 2000 pairs contributed in 2018. Shoe donations for 2019 will be accepted starting in January with final shoe drop-offs received at the 2019 Azalea Trail Run on Saturday, March 23rd.
Mobile and Baldwin County students will once again be given the opportunity to collect shoes and earn money for their schools’ P.E. programs. Baldwin Bone & Joint will award cash prizes to the top three schools in Mobile and Baldwin Counties who donate the most shoes. Over the years, shoes donated by local schools provides the largest collective donation to this important campaign.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to clean up those gently used athletic shoes, tie them together in pairs and drop them off at any of the following locations:
- Baldwin Bone and Joint (1505 Daphne Avenue, Daphne)
- Dr. Glenn Glass’ Office (1303 Main Street, Daphne)
- The University of South Alabama Student Recreation Center
- Participating Schools in Mobile & Baldwin Counties
- Final Drop-off Opportunity: 2019 Azalea Trail Run Expo (Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, Mobile Civic Center)
For more information, call 251.621.3180.
Since 1989, Baldwin Bone & Joint has provided expert orthopaedic care to patients of all ages, with all conditions. As fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and experienced clinicians, they are recognized leaders in the field of orthopaedics, providing the most current treatment available. Office locations include Daphne, Bay Minette and Orange Beach. Specialized clinics available are The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint, The Center for Sports Medicine, and The Shoulder Center at Baldwin Bone & Joint. For more information, visit http://baldwinboneandjoint.com/or call 251.625.2663.