In May 2016, the DeSimone Foot and Ankle Centre teamed up with Dr. Giroux Skin Clinique and Pandemonium Hair salon to launch the 5th Annual Sock Drive for the homeless of Greater Sudbury. We collected new socks and gently used winter boots in an effort to keep our homeless’ feet dry, warm and healthy.
The drive was our way of giving back to our community.
All socks were distributed through local social service agencies serving the homeless.
Greater Sudbury has three emergency shelters. Currently there are 1419 homeless people in the Greater City of Sudbury. The busiest months for shelter usage in the city are June to September.
We are especially concerned that the lack of warm dry socks and boots creates a greater risk of foot problems for the homeless. For homeless people, walking is their main means of transportation regardless of the weather. The need is great for proper footgear for hundreds of men, women and children who live on our streets.
On Saturday May 28th, 2016 we held our special Saturday Donation Clinic, where one hundred percent of all proceeds were donated to the homeless. It was a great success and our team would like to thank all the patients who participated on such a beautiful weekend.
We are overjoyed at the immense success so far and cannot wait to show you the rest of the results in the upcoming days. Remember like Julie says: Be the change you want to be in this world.
On Saturday May 30,2015 we held our multi-family charity yard sale. All proceeds were donated to purchase shoes & socks for the homeless.
July 17 2010, Recognition
BPW Canada award women who rise to the challenges as leaders in both in their community and workplace. In 2012 Julie won the Business and Professional Women “Entrepreneur of the Year” and won the overall “Women of the Year”.
October 1 2009, In the community
The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine member who has advanced the profession of Chiropody/Podiatry in their community. The winner of this award demonstrates a dedication to the profession and has a passion for excellence.
Every thursday is breast cancer awareness day. The entire staff wear PINK and donates to the cause. In October of 2009, the DeSimone Foot and Ankle Centre donated $638.06. Great Job girls!!!!
The DeSimone Foot & Ankle Centre welcomes you to the Grand Opening of their state-of-the-art facility at 761 Lasalle Blvd. in Sudbury (directly across from the Montrose Mall) on Thursday, June 28 from noon until 4 pm.