Going shoeless to raise awareness for community need

Dozens of people took part in the 2012 Walk Without Shoes in Traverse City.

You can help raise awareness of community need, by going for a walk sans shoes!

The United Way of Northwest Michigan is hosting the 4th Annual One Day Without Shoes event Tuesday.

The walk starts at noon, leaving from the United Way office on Union Street. The 45 minute barefoot trek will wind through downtown Traverse City, wrapping up at Golden's Shoes for a warm-up.

It will probably be cold and uncomfortable but that's the point! Small items, such as shoes, can make a tremendous difference in someone's life.