Community Partners


Soleburner - The Sole Burner is an annual event for the American Cancer Society and has become the largest walk/run of its kind in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Sole Burner first began in 1983 with 40 participants raising $4,000. Throughout the years, the event has grown to be the Society's largest event of its kind in Wisconsin! The Sole Burner is an awareness event for everyone including cancer patients, cancer survivors, their family and friends and the public to celebrate the reality that cancer can be fought and survived. It provides an opportunity for everyone who has been impacted by cancer to come together in a warm, positive, upbeat atmosphere. As a past sponsor of the Soleburner 5k Run/Walk in Appleton, we are always looking for volunteers to simply line the Hill of Hope (Drew Street hill that runs through Lawrence University's campus) and cheer on the participants as they climb this last big challenge of the race. The hill represents the uphill battle cancer patients face, and you, as a cheering volunteer, would represent those who rally around the cancer patients as they fight this disease. From past years, we can tell you participants have felt so incredibly encouraged by those who made an effort to cheer them on. It is only an hour or so and very appreciated! Contact us if you’re interested in joining us! We’ll provide a bright t-shirt and cowbell to make some noise! Look forward to seeing you there next year! For more information, visit Soleburner

Sole4Souls - Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates has partnered with Sole4Souls by taking up a collection of gently used shoes to support their mission. For more information, visit Sole4Souls