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Operation Red Shoes came out of a random set of circumstances similar to the randomness of teenage cancer. Luis Aguilar, our red shoe fanatic, passed away in the early morning of Valentine’s Day, 2015.

Luis’ friends and family set out to order red shoes from Zappos for those who would attend Luis’ memorial service. Terrible weather conditions were making it difficult for Zappos to deliver the order, and a manager at Zappos happened to listen to a 1 in 10,000 sample customer service call.

This manager heard the story of Luis and McKendree, and although they were unable to navigate the unpredicted weather, they were inspired. They invited McKendree and her friends to the Zappos headquarters in Las Vegas for a weekend of carefree fun in memory of Luis and his red shoes. Out of these random events, Operation Red Shoes was born.

Our Story

Red is bold, red is passion, red is love.

This is our Beginning

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Rosie and Annie’s Bat Mitzvah Project

Thanks to your tremendous outpouring of support, we are out of our hand sanitizer. You may still make a donation but no hand sanitizer will be given.

For their B’not Mitzvah project, Rosie and Annie decided to donate to Operation Red Shoes. Operation Red Shoes is a local nonprofit dedicated to providing essential assistance to the families of children with cancer. For their project, the girls made hand sanitizer formulated according to the CDC guidelines to help out with today’s current crisis. Thanks to you we are completely out of hand sanitizer.  We look forward to seeing all donors at an upcoming reveal party where the girls will present the gift to the patient and their family. Thank you for all your support.

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It was the perfect last day with these wonderful folks in Memphis! Thank you for having us once again. 🙂 #operationredshoes ...

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Chelsea and the famous Jubilee tonight at the Operation Red Shoes party! Lots of laughs with these silly girls, and I'm so glad they asked me to be their guest tonight! I was so touched to be a part of it! #operationredshoes #stjude #teamchelsea ...

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We would like to thank @ShredShopofMemphis for having their #ShredDay
this past Saturday! Also thanks to @MemPops for donating the pops!
#ShredShop of #Memphis has been gracious enough to extend the benefit
all this week if you mention #OperationRedShoes when you drop off your
shredding or that old computer. So grab all those old #TaxReturns &
all of your #JunkMail & take it to be destroyed.
https://shredshopofmemphis.com
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I had my PET/CT today, please pray for clear scans❤ #operationredshoes ...

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So much wisdom and heart that comes from this particular painting done by a beautiful couple that fought through so much together. Thank you for sharing your story with us and letting us be a part of it mckendreee. Luis will always be remembered. #operationredshoes ...

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#operationredshoes in Salamanca Spain with St Mary's Episcopal school ...

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Operation Red Shoes in Salamanca #operationredshoes ...

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