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The Lake Placid Marathon and Half is helping local healthcare workers and first responders with an essential piece of their wardrobe during the COVID-19 pandemic: footwear.

Greg Borzilleri, owner of the Lake Placid Marathon and Half, recently ordered 142 pairs of shoes worth a total retail value of $10,837, to be donated to workers tt healthcare facilities such as Adirondack Health and the Elderwood of Uihlein at the Lake Placid nursing home. Donations will also be made to local ambulance services including those in Lake Placid, Keene, Keene Valley and Saranac Lake.

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While there haven’t been a lot of COVID-19 cases in the Tri-Lakes, Borzilleri said the shoe donations are designed to help lower-income workers – not doctors – if and when the hospital begins treating more cases.

“If it hits the fan, there’s going to be a lot of stress and there’s going to be a lot of people that are working there that maybe can’t afford to take care of themselves, but they’re going to be taking care of other people,” Borzilleri said.

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Article Credit:

Original Author: Andy Flynn of Adicondack Daily Enterprise

Article Syndicated from adirondackdailyenterprise.com