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EVERY MOMENT COUNTS

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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Enjoying delicious BBQ at this wonderful celebration for #operationredshoes with St. Jude's and the Walkers! Also, we are a big fan of im_always_bizzy 😘 #legenderri ...

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Last week felt like a dream! We had such a blast walking in the Walkers' shoes in Memphis and celebrating the legacy of Luis. So excited to let #operationredshoes continue inspiring others. ...

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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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One of our own talented #zapponian #artist #painting live during #operationredshoes! mglhrndz #companyculture #corevalues #dtp #lasvegas #dtlv #dlv #talented ...

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Enjoyed seeing danielparkmusic do his thing today at imnotabox #eyezapp #operationredshoes ...

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#operationredshoes - What an awesome night! Thank you Mckendree and Luis for inspiring us all to live the way we should. Such a great story! ...

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This picture doesn't do it justice at all, but we were absolutely blown away by the story of Danny Thomas and St. Jude's. This is a dedication from some of the leading newspaper cartoonists in honor of Danny for the rest of his family. Thank you mckendreee and everyone who took time to show us around today. It's incredible to see everything that they've done and will continue to do. #operationredshoes #stjudes ...

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