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Villa Park Podiatrist Keeps Avon Breast Cancer Walkers 'In Step'

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  • Dr. Mansoor Virani discusses treatment with walker at this year's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

      Dr. Mansoor Virani discusses treatment with walker at this year's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
    Gloria Johnson

Gloria Johnson

"That feels much better," was a common statement made by a grateful participant after being treated by Dr. Mansoor Virani, a podiatric physician whose practice, Foot & Ankle Clinic, is located in Villa Park. Dr. Virani provided medical treatment for walkers at this year's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, held June 1 through June 2, in Chicago's Horner Park. Participants walking in the 39 mile, two-day event raised more than $5.2 million for individuals and groups with limited access to care and to find a cure for breast cancer.

Virani and other volunteer podiatrists treated ailments like painful blisters, capsulitis (joint inflammation), traumatic nail injuries, etc., for those seeking relief from early morning until late evening. "This is gratifying for everyone involved," said Dr. Virani. "We help so many people who probably wouldn't be able to finish the walk without this treatment." Dr. Virani and the podiatry team treated nearly 300 Avon Walk Chicago walkers.

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Medical students from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine also treated walkers, while representatives from the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants-Illinois Chapter assisted with triage.

About the IPMA: The IPMA is based in Chicago and represents more than 700 podiatrists throughout the state of Illinois. For more information about podiatric medicine, visit the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association's website at, Facebook page at or call 312.427.5810.

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