/R E P E A T -- BioPed partners with The Salvation Army and local shelters to improve people's lives/

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - People's lives change when they're treated with dignity.

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, BioPed clinicians and staff across Canada will open their hearts and their hands to children and adults in need of footwear and socks. Through the company's goodytwoshoes foundation, more than 100 professionals donate their time and expertise to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate.

Says Robin Schleien, President and CEO of BioPed Franchising Inc., "Our partnership with The Salvation Army and independent shelters across Canada is a natural extension of the goodytwoshoes mission. In closing our clinic doors on October 2nd, we hope to open countless doorways for those individuals who do not necessarily have access to adequate footcare and footwear."

goodytwoshoes aims to give the gift of comfort, activity and better foot health to thousands of Canadians. Working with Salvation Army and local shelters in British Colombia, Nova Scotia and Ontario, BioPed associates will educate, properly fit and distribute thousands of pairs of shoes and socks during this day-long special event.

"We especially wish to thank our valued partners - RMP Athletic, BSN Medical, Serum International, Sims Medical, Vittoria Phoenix and National Shoe Specialists for supporting our efforts," Mr. Schleien continued. "Through their generosity, we've accumulated more than 2,500 pairs of shoes and socks in our warehouse, with several thousand more pairs of "gently worn" shoes being donated by patients of our 47 clinics."

Visit www.bioped.com for more information about the goodytwoshoes foundation and BioPed products and services.

About BioPed Franchising Inc.
The leading provider of lower limb healthcare in Canada, the BioPed Franchising Inc. network includes more than 65 pedorthic clinics across British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. Staffed by Canadian Certified Pedorthists, BioPed clinics provide a full range of lower limb and foot-related products and services including in-house fabrication, fitting and adjusting of custom orthotics, custom and non-custom lower limb braces, compression stockings for men and women and a full range of orthotic-friendly footwear.

SOURCE: Bioped Franchising Inc.

For further information:

Robin Schleien
President & CEO
BioPed Franchising Inc.
905 829-0505 x222
Email: rschleien@bioped.com

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