Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Soles4Souls 4 Jesse Knowles

14-year-old with Cancer Inspires Footwear Drive

C&L Recycling in Clarksville, Tennessee, Join Forces with Soles4Souls to Collect Shoes and Funds

Jesse Knowles is a fighter. Despite having an extremely rare form of cancer -- brain tumor cancer -- Jesse remains incredibly upbeat and is inspiring hundreds of people with his story. One of the unique ways people are getting behind Jesse is with a footwear drive to benefit needy people around the world, while raising funds for his battle against cancer at the same time.

C&L Recycling Center in Clarksville has partnered with Soles4Souls, the international footwear charity dedicated to providing free footwear to people in need around the world. While the collected shoes will go to needy people in the U.S. and around the world, all funds collected during the drive will be deposited into a fund to help Jesse and his family pay his medical bills.

"Jesse is an incredible inspiration to all of us," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "His amazing faith in God and his tenacity in facing this situation is remarkable, and we applaud his courage. We want to thank C&L Recycling for hosting this shoe drive and fundraiser and invite all of our friends to get involved," he said.

C&L Recycling Inc. is located at 1515 C Vista Lane, Clarksville TN 37043. Visitors are encouraged to bring gently worn shoes to the center and donate a few dollars that will be deposited into a fund for Jesse Knowles. To read Jesse's story, visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/jesseknowles.

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