Fort Myers Orthopedic Shoe Store, Foot Solutions of Estero, to Launch Public Awareness Campaign with Arthritis Foundation

*Arthritis Foundation and Foot Solutions to conduct nationwide public awareness campaign *Foot Solutions will donate a portion of proceeds to Foundation, with a minimum guarantee of $25,000.00 over a year period *One in three people in Florida suffer from Arthritis or chronic joint pain *Foot Solutions of Estero is a Fort Myers orthopedic shoe store, specializing in relieving chronic joint pain

Fort Myers, FL, August 29, 2010 --( Fort Myers orthopedic shoe store, Foot Solutions of Estero, is teaming up with the Arthritis Foundation and other Foot Solutions across the country to launch a public awareness campaign about Arthritis. In addition, beginning in September Foot Solutions will donate a portion of its sales to the Foundation, with a minimum guarantee of $25,000.00 over a year period.

“Currently, there are more than 46 million Americans…that’s one in five…who are suffering from Arthritis or chronic joint pain. In Florida, the numbers increase to one in three people who suffer from the disease, and the numbers are rapidly climbing. This is something that affects so many in our community, and since providing relief of joint pain is one of our focuses at Foot Solutions, we are excited to be a part of this campaign,” said Foot Solutions of Estero owner, Chris Cole.

The public awareness campaign will include a series of promotional events at Foot Solutions across the country. In addition, Foot Solutions and the Arthritis Foundation will be airing radio and television public service announcements, distributing press releases, and conducting promotional campaigns through e-mails and social media outlets.

“We hope that this contribution will allow more people to benefit from the services of the Arthritis Foundation, and will raise the level of awareness about their crucial work here in our community,” said Cole. “With so many of our residents in Southwest Florida being impacted, we really need to pull together to help support this organization.”

Facts about Arthritis:

Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation’s leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15.
Arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability.
Arthritis limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing and bathing for more than 7 million Americans.
Arthritis results in 39 million physician visits and more than a half million hospitalizations.
Costs to the U.S. economy totals $128 billion annually.
Arthritis affects people in all age groups including nearly 300,000 children.
Baby boomers are now at prime risk. More than half those affected are under age 65.

Information provided by Arthritis Foundation website

About Foot Solutions
Foot Solutions of Estero is part of a worldwide company with more than 240 franchise locations. They are devoted to helping their clients achieve better health through their feet and are a recognized leader in specialty footwear, orthopedic shoes, custom arch supports and inserts, footwear for diabetics and those suffering from foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis. They also specialize in alleviation of joint pain, and custom footwear for runners and golfers. Foot Solutions is the world's largest and No.1 ranked health and wellness franchise. For more information about Foot Solutions of Estero and the shoe drive, visit or call 239-495-8911.

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