Here’s the thing: If I don’t use the eyeballs this blog gets to help make the world a better place, I’m not being true to who I am. Bare with me – yes, I have my punny on today! Today is April 5th and that means that I’ll be barefoot all day long. Everywhere I go. I’ve committed to One Day Without Shoes.
Now, if you see me out today, you’ll notice that I’m barefoot and some of you will ask me why.
I will educate you on Podoconiosis – a soil-transmitted disease caused by walking in silica-rich soil – and how easily the painful and debilitating disease can be combatted with the simplest of measures. Shoes.
I will explain about the massive numbers of children who must walk, barefoot, through silica-rich soil every day because there is a luxury they cannot afford. Shoes.
I will share that I’m a huge fan of Toms Shoes because “for every pair purchased, Toms gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.”
I tell people about Toms all year long (and Warby-Parker eyeglasses). One Day Without Shoes is a barefoot global awareness event. Join us?