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Todd County Corn & Soybean Growers Association donates shoes to frontline workers at Lakewood

Soybean oil was used in the soles of the shoes.

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Frontline staff from the Staples clinic, lab and radiology departments received shoes from the Todd County Corn & Soybean Growers Association. From left: Amanda Sickles, radiology tech; Lynette Flaa, clinic LPN; Carol James, phlebotomist; Becky Landis, clinic LPN; Sydney Harris, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council; Paige Lenk, clinic LPN; DJ Wilson, lab tech; and Lisa Bjerga, CFO.
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STAPLES — Twenty five pairs of Skecher shoes were donated in August to frontline workers at Lakewood Health System, courtesy of the Todd County Corn & Soybean Growers Association.
The Skecher’s are made with rubber technology that includes a special polymer containing sustainable soybean oil, as part of a collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

The Todd County Corn & Soybean Growers Association Board voted to use funds from their checkoff dollars to purchase pairs of these special shoes to give to frontline workers at designated healthcare facilities within their county. It is estimated that thanks to the generosity of the 44 county boards across Minnesota, 3,000 pairs of shoes have been donated as part of the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council’s “Stepping Up” campaign.

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