Urgent Care Extra Arizona Office Donate Shoes

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(Newswire.net — February 26, 2015) Mesa, AZ — It’s amazing how a simple idea can grow to become a life-changing event that affects people around the globe. Landfills across the United States become the resting place for more than 200 million pairs of used sneakers each year. Urgent Care Extra has thrown its support behind the Max Cure Foundation and its novel approach to fundraising that uses donated sneakers to fight childhood cancers.
Over 100 employees at the Urgent Care Extra Arizona Corporate Office gathered used sneakers to support the Dunk Your Kicks fundraising efforts. “Urgent Care Extra was borne out of a desire to help people in local communities by offering urgent medical care in a walk in clinic that avoids the crowded, impersonal emergency rooms normally found at hospitals,” said co-founder, Dr. Jeff Sawyer. “Urgent Care Extra helping the fundraising efforts of Dunk Your Kicks and the Max Cure Foundation is a natural extension of our desire to help patients in critical need of attention no matter where they might be located.”
Dunk Your Kicks collects used sneakers and gives them to a recycler that sells them overseas in countries where people are in need of affordable clothing. The recycler gives $1 to Max Cure Foundation for each pair of sneakers. The money is used to fund pediatric cancer research, establish support programs for low income and military families of stricken children, and fund advocacy programs that seek increased government funding for pediatric cancer research.
The fact that the doctors and staff of Urgent Care Extra have jumped in to support these fundraising efforts to fight pediatric cancers is not surprising to anyone familiar with how Urgent Care Extra puts the care and well-being of its patients first. Each clinic offers comprehensive medical services ranging urgent care for injuries and sudden illnesses to family medical services usually associated with a primary care physician. It is no surprise, then, that Urgent Care Extra is supporting efforts to improve the quality of life of children stricken with cancer and their families.
There are over 40 Urgent Care Extra locations located throughout Arizona and Nevada all providing comprehensive medical care for individuals who don’t want to have to wait for care in an emergency room. Contact their Corporate Office at 480-988-9108 to learn more about the charitable organizations they are involved in.  


About Urgent Care Extra

Urgent Care Extra started as the concept of two board certified emergency room doctors who wanted to offer their patients an alternative to the crowded waiting rooms and impersonal doctor-patient relationships found in many emergency rooms. The concept of offering urgent medical care in a patient-oriented atmosphere caught on with residents of Arizona and Nevada where there are clinics to provide a full-range of medical services for patients of all ages.

Urgent Care Extra

1635 N. Greenfield Rd., Suite 126
Mesa, AZ United States 85205