Dr. LeBlanc and Dr. Gambardella participated in the two foot screenings for the Footwear with Care Program organized by Abby Sullivan Moore and Deb Barrows from Community Partners in Action, the Hartford Police Department, the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association and Fleet Feet shoe store.
Since the inception of the program in 2016, they have provided more than 1000 new or gently used shoes and boots to homeless children and adults in Hartford.
The doctors performed more than 450 foot screenings and the organization so far has raised more than $25,000 in donations. The community has been very supportive monetarily and with donations of shoes and boots for adults and kids. Shoes are being collected at the Bloomfield Foot Specialists office and at the Fleet Feet store in West Hartford.
Dr. LeBlanc has appeared on Fox 61 and NBC news to discuss the shoe and boot events.