Twenty years ago 75% of children with cancer died, now 75% survive.
For Cavallo owners, it was a great shock to hear of the condition of their family friend. Fifteen years old and diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma; this fine young man is now facing regular chemotherapy, emotional turmoil and a painful interruption to his athletic pursuits.
The local community rallied with loving support and Cavallo is making a significant contribution to the British Columbia Children’s Hospital. Five Dollars from the worldwide sales of every pair of pink Simple Boots is going directly to cancer research for kids. Says company president, Ms Herder: “Life is fleeting. We are so grateful that our children get up every day and vibrantly go about their lives. It gives us great comfort to know that Cavallo is in the fortunate position of helping some of those less fortunate.”