Red Shoe Day is to remember all those lost to invisible illnesses such as Lyme, ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and other illnesses that are invisible.
Red Shoe Day: A Day of Remembrance, was established after the passing of Australian Lyme patient Theda Myint on July 25, 2013. Theda and her mother raised awareness for Lyme, all throughout Australia, and inspired people to fight through their hardships! The Inaugural Red Shoe Day was July 25, 2014, and the day has quickly been established as being an annual Remembrance Day for all patients lost to Lyme and other invisible illnesses worldwide. The idea of wearing red shoes on this day was first created when the suggestion of planting a tree in Theda’s memory was discussed. Her favorite color was red, so a memorial sign was put up that read “Her favorite color was green, unless it was shoes! She loved red shoes” and the rest is history!
Jo’el Worldwear commends anyone who has pushed past their trials and uses their knowledge to make a difference. So wear red shoes today and show your support!
To purchase our Red Shoes and support our artisans, all while showing your love to Theda, please visit our online shop here.
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