MB fitness club's fundraising efforts go global

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Grand Strand fitness club is helping to put shoes on the feet of those less fortunate in 45 countries around the world at an upcoming Soles4Souls fundraiser.

The American Athletic Club on Robert Grissom Parkway is gearing up to collect the new and used shoes on May 19 from 9 a.m. and noon, in partnership with Rocker RX. The shoes and monetary donations collected in the fundraiser will be taken to a warehouse in Alabama, where workers will sort and ship the shoes across the world.

"Every dollar that is donated is equal to one pair of shoes," said Steve Javetski, of local sales and marketing company M3G. "So if you donate one dollar, one pair of shoes will be donated in your name."

Officials added the organization reaches out to those in need across the U.S., as well. Just this week, 85,000 shoes were sent to help the victims of the Tennessee floods.

Rocker RX is also hosting a special "1-for-1" promotion to help push donations to Soles4Souls. For every pair of Rocker RX shoes sold, one pair of brand new shoes will be donated to people in need.

Those who are unable to make it out to American Athletic on May 19 can also send shoes or donations to the World Distribution Center, 315 Airport Road, Roanoke, AL 36274.

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