Wearing flip-flops helps raise money for terminally ill children

Wearing flip-flops helps raise money for terminally ill children
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Wearing flip-flops may do more than just cool off your feet.

Tropical Smoothie Cafés across the country celebrated National Flip-Flop Day Friday.

Susan Smith, owner of both Jonesboro Tropical Smoothie locations, said the celebration started in 1997 with the Tropical Smoothie Corporation.

National Flip-Flop Day is always the third week in June to kick off summer.

"But really the core reason is to support an organization called Camp Sunshine," Smith said.

Camp Sunshine is a camp for terminally ill children and their families.

It gives them a place to get away and enjoy time together.

The camp pays for all expenses for every family that visits.

Smith said a family from Jacksonville, AR, visited Camp Sunshine along with other Arkansas families who apply to go to the camp every year.

To raise funds for the cause, Tropical Smoothie Cafés celebrate National Flip-Flop Day by giving a free Jetty Punch smoothie to anyone who comes in the store wearing flip-flops.

"We would ask that if you would like to donate, all the proceeds go to Camp Sunshine today," Smith said.

Customers could visit the two Jonesboro locations from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. to bring in their flip-flops and get a free smoothie.

Smith said while it is a busy day for both of her stores, they are excited to help raise money for a great cause.

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