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TOMS Shoes & Charlize Theron Go "One Day Without Shoes" Today!

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Apr. 5 2011, Published 6:30 a.m. ET

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TOMS Shoes is asking the world to go without shoes today with their annual One Day Without Shoes event. Celebrities like Charlize Theron are helping out and going without shoes so that children don't have to. Will you be going without shoes today too?

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TOMS Shoes (TOMS.com) wants to help raise awareness today to the impact a pair of shoes has on a child's life and call people to action.

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"The problem is large but the solution is simple," Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes Founder and Chief Shoe Giver said. "Wearing shoes and basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. By imagining a life without shoes, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions, which is why we ask everyone to join TOMS on April 5 and participate in One Day Without Shoes.”

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Over 250,000 people went without shoes last year and over 1,600 events took place around the globe. At TOMS Shoes, for every pair of shoes someone purchases, a pair of new shoes is given to a child in need.

Celebrities like Charlize, Lenny Kravitz, Tory Burch, Cheryl Tiegs, Chaske Spencer, Matisyahu, Julia Jones, Dawn Olivieri, Fran Drescher, Ryan Eggold, Jason Mraz, Tara Mercurio, Lacey Chabert, Thomas Jane and more are participating in the events today.

To find an event near you visit onedaywithoutshoes.com/events!

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"I'm going without shoes on April 5, are you?" Charlize says.

Watch Charlize's video below!

For more on TOMS Shoes event today visit OneDayWithoutShoes.com and watch the video below!

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