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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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I had my PET/CT today, please pray for clear scans❤ #operationredshoes ...

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Officially signed up to run the full marathon at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in honor of Luis Aguilar and all of his friends and family that supported him through his battle with cancer. Please help me support St. Jude by donating through my fundraising page at heroes.stjude.org/luisfortin (or click the link in my Bio) #stjudememphismarathon #operationredshoes #fundacionluisaguilar ...

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HAVE A POST BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHERINE!!! #wakingupinvegas #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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Here we wowed an unsuspecting #zappos customer's daughter who's courageous inspiring story led us as a company to fly her family to #lasvegas and celebrate her! She's definitely overwhelmed! #companyculture #fremont #dtlv #dtp #dlv #operationredshoes ...

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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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it wasn't pretty....but hey I ran 13.1 miles this morning!!! Half marathon number 6! #operationredshoes #forthekids ...

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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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