Media Advisory: Wake Forest students go ‘One Day Without Shoes’

On Tuesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., members of the Wake Forest community will walk around Hearn Plaza barefoot for One Day Without Shoes —a student-organized event to raise awareness and funds for the charity, Be Like Brit.

Be Like Brit was founded by the parents of Britney Gengel, a college student who was killed in Haiti during the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010.

Information about Haiti, Be Like Brit, and One Day Without Shoes will be available on Hearn Plaza. T-shirts will be sold, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Be Like Brit. The book “Heartache and Hope in Haiti,” written by the Len and Cherylann Gengel, will also be sold during the event.

Seniors Molly King and Sarah Kruyer are the co-organizers of One Day Without Shoes. King is a Spanish major from Newton, Mass., and Kruyer is a biology major from Southern Pines, N.C.

The national One Day Without Shoes event is organized by TOMS Shoes to bring global awareness to children’s health and education.


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