Want to have fun and meet new people, do something worthwhile, and learn something new all at the same time? Then this clubfoot fundraising event is right up your alley! Here’s what’s happening in Ladera Ranch, CA in honor of World Clubfoot Day (which is celebrated around the world on June 3):
- On Saturday, June 4, 2016, clubfoot families will have a chance to meet, connect, and support each other from 10 AM until 1:30 PM at Florence Joyner Olympiad Park (22760 Olympiad Rd). While the parents get to know one another, fun games and activities will be provided for the children.
- You’ll have a chance to support miraclefeet, an organization that works to provide clubfoot treatment to children in underdeveloped countries around the world. There are several ways to support them: you can donate items to be raffled off at the event, buy lots of raffle tickets for your chance to get your favorite item, or simply make a cash donation.
- You can learn more about this birth defect from motivational speakers Tony Spineto, a clubfoot triathlete, Jill Harold, a clubfoot mother and clubfoot awareness advocate, and our own Dr. Nitza Rodriguez, who treats children with clubfoot at Southern California Foot & Ankle Specialists.
This is a topic and subject that is near and dear to our hearts, and our goal is to help as many children as possible by correcting their birth defect so they can run and play as other children do without crooked, painful feet. The wonderful thing is that this can usually be done with simple manipulation and casting of the feet and legs and a minor tendon lengthening.
Help us support this wonderful cause by coming out with your family on June 4 and being part of this event. To find out how to donate items, simply call our office at (949) 364-9255 (WALK). That is also the number to call if you are concerned about your child’s foot development. We love helping to fix children’s feet so they can enjoy all the fun of childhood without pain and limitation!