Brigham and Women's Hospital wrote -
The feet and ankles absorb more forces while running than any other part of the body, with a force of approximately two and a half times body weight.
Team “Feet of Strength” will run to raise money for the Foot and Ankle Educational and Research Fund. The orthopedic foot and ankle research focuses on quality of care including surgical outcomes and options for nonoperative treatment. Our projects range from assessing patient reported outcomes and surgical techniques to investigating preoperative fears and patterns in narcotic postoperative pain management. In light of the recent opioid epidemic, the goal of one study is to understand how patients dispose of excess opiate medications following foot and ankle surgery and trial personal disposal devices for these patients. Funding will also support community projects including providing foot care, socks and boots for residents of The Pine Street Inn, a local shelter that provides job training and street outreach to homeless men and women in Greater Boston.
“I always loved running…It was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” -Jesse Owens
Help us raise money to keep your feet strong and always moving forward!