We are asking physicians, clinicians, and staff across the country to participate in The Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL) Foundation’s White Sock Campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of the connection between PAD and diabetes and the importance of early vascular care – we do this by wearing one simple and visible tool: a white sock.
The white sock symbolizes the many diabetes patients with late-stage PAD who have had an amputation or risk amputation due to delayed treatment.
How to Participate:
1) Wear one white sock on one leg.
2) Take a photo or video of yourself or with other clinicians wearing one sock.
3) Use the hashtage #WhiteSockCampaign to spread the word by sharing your photo or video on your social media channels.
4) Tag other people in your post and challenge them to get involved in the campaign by posting their own white sock photo and sharing the message of PAD.
-I took the #WhiteSockCampaign Challenge to raise awareness of PAD in people with diabetes. I challenge @XXXXX to join the cause!
-I took the #WhiteSockCampaign Challenge during diabetes month to raise awareness of #PAD. Wear a sock, post a pic & challenge others to join!
Remember, the more we all post and share, the more people we will reach and the more legs and lives we will potentially save. Do you want to spearhead initiatives that inspire mass change? Send us an email to become an ambassador or form a local chapter in your area.