VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A limited-edition shoe honouring Dr. Bonnie Henry will be released by a Vancouver designer with proceeds going to the fight against COVID-19.
John Fluevog Shoes designed the “Dr. Henry” shoes, with provincial health officer’s permission of course, and is donating all of the proceeds from the pre-sale to Food Banks BC.
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The company says Henry — an “avid Fluevoger” — has been a constant source of “knowledge and reassurance” throughout the pandemic, earning her the admiration of many, including John Fluevog himself.
“At times like these, we’re so fortunate to have someone who is calm and comforting but direct, and positive but realistic, informing and educating us day today. We always like to find ways to help, and to highlight those who are doing good in our world. To hear about and see that our admiration for Dr. Henry was mutual was just a beautiful cherry on top of an already great idea sundae,” says John Fluevog.
The shoes will be available later this month and include Henry’s words, “be kind, be calm and be safe,” stamped inside.
Henry has been seen sporting the brand at some of her daily COVID-19 updates.
In recent weeks songs and fan pages for Henry have sprung up online as well as a mural of her in downtown Vancouver.