Freeland Foot & Ankle Clinic in the Community
At Freeland Foot & Ankle Clinic, we don’t just serve the community; we’re a part of it as well!
You can find us at many local festivals, races, fundraisers and other events through each year. Our community offers so much, and we’re proud to join in the fun and hard work alongside those who allow us to perform the work we love as well.
Here are many of the events around Freeland we have been at recently. If you haven’t been to one, why not give it a try next time it rolls around? You might just see us there!
Freeland Walleye Festival – April 26, 2019
The Freeland community has an annual 4-day celebration with a 5K race, carnival, car show, fair and parade!
This was the 2nd year the FFAC team walked in the parade. We handed out 25 pounds of Airheads candy and more than 60 bags of Goldfish crackers. Mrs. Dailey drove Dr. Dailey’s 1966 Ford Mustang. We had friends and family walk in the parade with us and each year a lucky family member gets to wear “THE FOOT,” a giant foot costume, and take pictures with members of the community.
Flip Flop the World: Shoe Drive – June 10th-13, 2019
Donated to the East Side Soup Kitchen
Over a 3-day span, FFAC and the community came together by bringing shoes, socks, and foot care products for children and adults to the FFAC office. We collected 651 pairs of shoes and 81 pairs of new socks. During the shoe drive, we had a different local food truck each day from the surrounding areas.
In addition to providing hot meals to the community, the East Side Soup Kitchen provides clothing, books, nonperishable foods, medical testing, and helps educate its guests about useful resources in the community.
The shoes and socks were donated by local businesses, neighborhoods in the Freeland area and patients. All 651 pair of shoes were distributed to those in need within 2 days by the East Side Soup Kitchen.
Patient Appreciation Day – August 7, 2019
Music by Major Chords for Minors.
In 2019, FFAC had its very first Patient Appreciation Day!
We had a parking lot party open to our FFAC patients, their families, and future patients. FFAC gave away more than 60 snow cones on a very hot August day, along with free face painting and 10% off all our products.
Dr. Dailey and the team were able to mingle with patients and meet their families, and it was a great time to get to know our patients more.
In addition to all the fun, we had a live band as the midday entertainment. Major Chords for Minors is a nonprofit group providing opportunities for youth to explore and cultivate their musical talent through private instruction, without a fee. FFAC donated to the organization with hopes MCFM keeps up the great work by providing free classes to youth.
School Supply Drive – September 2019
FFAC had a School Supply Donation Tree. Patients could take an apple off the tree in our office lobby, and on each apple was listed a school supply. The patient would then return with the supply and apple they had picked. The donation would then be taken to a classroom in great need of the most basic supplies.
The “Pick an Apple, Plant a Smile” school supply drive was a huge success, and FFAC was able to donate 3 large boxes to a classroom of 16 children. Some of the donations included markers, Kleenex boxes, glue sticks, Lysol wipes, children’s puzzles, etc.
Halloween Costume Drive – Oct 1-25, 2019
Benefitting Underground Railroad: Saginaw.
FFAC was able to donate over 25 children’s costumes to the children in the Underground Railroad program with help from doctor offices and patients in the Freeland community. We collected costumes both new and gently used for a few weeks and had a great response. The donation had created a lasting relationship between FFAC and Underground Railroad, and we will continue to volunteer with them.
Turkey Trot: Hemlock, MI – Nov 2, 2019
The FFAC team was in attendance at the Hemlock, MI Turkey Trot 5/10 K race 2019 to kick off fall & winter races. The race was hosted by TriToFinish, a local professional racing company.
Dr. Dailey was there to meet and answer any questions walkers and runners had before they raced. The FFAC team had our booth set up with educational literature, freebies and our spinning wheel! More than 300 runners and walkers participated in the Turkey Trot.
These are just a few of the many events we are proud to have been a part of this year, and we hope we are able to participate in many more in the future—because our Freeland community is what makes our practice the success it is today!