Mercy's Institute For Foot And Ankle Reconstruction Participates in National Effort to Help Homeless

“Hearts To Soles” Provides Free Foot Screenings, Footwear to Residents of Helping Up Mission in Baltimore City

November 7, 2017
Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center and The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy will take part in a national effort to help provide routine foot care to the less fortunate people of Baltimore City. Mercy has participated in the program since 2007.

“Our Hearts to Your Soles,” founded by Pittsburgh teen Matt Conti in 2005, has teamed up with Mercy board-certified surgeons Dr. Clifford Jeng, Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, and Dr. John T. Campbell, as well as medical fellows from the Institute, to provide free foot screenings and footwear to residents of the Helping Up Mission on East Baltimore Street on Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 2017, 1-3 p.m. In past years, nearly 100 residents at the helping up mission are typically evaluated and given a new pair of shoes at no cost.

“While we often take for granted activities like walking, running, getting place to place, that’s not the case for everyone, such as those who can’t afford proper footwear or medical care for their feet. This program makes a difference by providing shoes and foot screenings and by raising awareness, encouraging others to help those who are less fortunate,” Dr. Jeng said.

“For more than 10 years now, myself and my colleagues at Mercy’s Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction have visited the Helping Up Mission to provide foot screenings. It is always gratifying to take part, to make a difference for those who really need it,” Dr. Campbell said.

“I’m very pleased to be part of a program that’s helping people nationwide get access to care they might not receive otherwise,” Dr. Cerrato said. “we see all manner of foot ailments and are happy to provide the treatment these individuals need.”

Drs. Jeng, Cerrato and Campbell see patients in The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy.

For more information about hearts to soles, visit www.Heartstosoles.Com.

Dan Collins - Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center

Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations

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