COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (WCCO) — One thousand pairs of shoes are now on their way to villagers in Tanzania thanks to the effort of more than a hundred Minnesota runners.
The Alley Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove sponsored the first annual Running for Soles 5K Sunday afternoon along Lake Como.
The drive was set up to support people in Tanzania who are at high risk of being infected by parasites that enter through their feet.
“I really enjoy running and to hear about such a great cause, pairing with the running event, I thought I might as well just come out and enjoy the weather and help out where I can,” said volunteer Peta Forsythe.
If you’d like to help the cause, click on the link below.