I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard up until now about the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a rare neuromuscular disease which affects around 3 million people worldwide. There’s no treatment yet for the CMT disease and its symptoms range from walking difficulties, weakness in legs and muscles, hammertoes to ankles giving and losing the ability to run.

It took 10 years of doctor consultations, CT scans and tests for Charbel Gemayel, the founder of Socking Clumsy, to get diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Instead of despairing and feeling sorry for himself, he decided to start Socking Clumsy to raise awareness and give his disease a colorful touch and to make people’s feet happy, feet being the source of the CMT symptoms.

You can show support to Charbel and to local brands [here].

This year, Socking Clumsy and College Mariste Champville are launching a competition called “HEAL”, to support in paying a tuition during a given scholar year. This collaboration aims to raise awareness to students about Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

Here’s what you need to do:

1- Students must draw a sock design based on the word “heal”
2- The winning designs will be produced and sold by Socking Clumsy, with a percentage of the sales going into a fund at Champville Alumni to support paying a tuition.