Hari Mari Announces Philanthropic Initiative
Hari Mari, the premium sandal brand known for infusing color & comfort into its’ distinctive flip flop lines, will honor Childhood Cancer Awareness month by donating all profits made on September 13th to their Flops Fighting Cancer Initiative in honor of National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.
Pediatric cancer is the most fatal disease in children in the United States with roughly 12,000 children diagnosed each year. That’s about 46 children per day. Although over 80% of children will survive their diagnosis, pediatric cancer is still one of the lowest funded diseases in the United States.
Since the brand’s inception and as part of the brand’s DNA, Hari Mari sees one percent of all sales annually, to children who are battling Pediatric Cancer, through its Flops Fighting Cancer initiative. These funds work towards eradicating the financial toll pediatric cancer treatments have on the families battling the disease.
Through their Flops Fighting Cancer Initiative, Hari Mari works with various hospitals in Texas and organizations across the country to diminish the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis by assisting in paying for medicine, treatments and hospital costs.
In addition, the brand hosts quarterly ‘Flop Drops’ with their partnering hospitals, where they donate flip flops to the children currently in treatment within the oncology and hematology units.
For more information about Flops Fighting Cancer, or to donate directly towards the fight against pediatric cancer, click here.
ABOUT HARI MARI
Hari Mari was founded in 2012 by Jeremy & Lila Stewart. The beginnings of the brand were born out of the Stewart’s time spent in Indonesia, where each worked on projects related to improving kids’ lives: Jeremy, making a documentary film on helping kids suffering from hunger & malnutrition in Southeast Asia; Lila, working closely with the American Women’s Association, volunteering for orphanages in and outside of Jakarta.
Moving back to the States and wanting to continue to help children in some capacity, the married couple recognized an unmet need for comfortable & colorful flip flops at a premium level. The idea for creating a quality-driven flip flop brand that would support kids was born.
Seeing a lot of companies helping children abroad, Hari Mari decided to focus its efforts in the U.S., and was stunned to discover pediatric cancer is the most fatal disease among American children, more fatal than all other childhood diseases combined. It clicked from there. Hari Mari’s commitment now sees 1% of sales going to support kids battling cancer. It’s called Flops Fighting Cancer.