Celebrity shoe visits Auburn

Tim’s Shoe, a national campaign to raise awareness about Multiple System Atrophy, recently made its stop in Auburn where it was displayed on a sculpture in front of City Hall.

What began in March as a simple prank among friends in Georgia has turned into a crusade to raise awareness for the disease and a national tour for Tim’s Shoe.

“My husband (Rick) passed away from MSA on May 5, 2009, so I was very happy to have the opportunity to host Tim’s Shoe,” said Auburn’s Pat Chubb. “The disease MSA doesn’t have a celebrity spokesperson or an official ribbon or badge or a 10K

or walkathon – but we do have Tim’s Shoe.”

MSA is a rare neurological disorder that manifests itself in ways similar to Parkinson’s disease. MSA is a relentless, fatal disease that affects the person’s ability to speak, breathe, swallow, digest food, use their arms or legs, and causes severe sleep disorders, depression and muscle aches.

The adventures of Tim’s Shoe and more information about MSA can be found on

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