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Pittsburgh’s Disadvantaged to Receive Free Foot Care, Socks and Shoes in 10th Annual ‘Our Hearts to Your Soles’ Event

WHAT: UPMC orthopaedic surgeon Stephen Conti, M.D., his family and fellow foot-care professionals celebrate their 10th annual non-profit Our Hearts to Your Soles initiative.
Partnering with Red Wing Shoe Company, Tennessee-based Soles4Souls, Dignity U Wear and Superfeet, Dr. Conti and colleagues around the country are prepared to give to disadvantaged and homeless people across 35 U.S. cities some 6,000 donated Red Wing shoes and 8,000 pairs of socks from Dignity U Wear as part of an array of free foot and health care. Superfeet will provide orthotics to those who need them for specific conditions.
Similar to a health fair, UPMC along with Our Hearts to Your Soles and Catholic Charities will help to provide these less fortunate “patients” with examinations by foot and ankle specialists, orthopaedic care, socks, professional fittings for new boots, food and more. Free flu shots will be provided by a donation from the Passavant Hospital Foundation. Toiletry bags will be supplied by Superfeet.
  • Dr. Stephen Conti, a nationally known UPMC orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon
  • Up to 300 people via local missions, ministries and charities.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20
WHERE: Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center, 212 Ninth St., Downtown Pittsburgh, 15222
Note to Media: To cover this event, prearrangements must be made by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-523-6922 or

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