Portland, OR. 34 Nike designers and developers worked side-by-side with six young Doernbecher Freestyle designers to share their stories and bring their ideas to life. Doernbecher Freestyle XIV designers and models included: Tylan Hibbard, Brody Miller, Amyiah Robinson, Braylin Soon, Carissa Navarro, Andrew Merydith, Brayden Sparkman and Finn Mooney pictured with Doernbecher Physician-in-Chief, Dr. Dana Braner, OHSU President, Dr. Joe Robertson, and Doernbecher Foundation Board Trustee and Creative Director of Brand Presentation at Nike, Michael Doherty. Their designs were unveiled to the public at Doernbecher Freestyle XIV. The collection unveiling and auction raised over $1.4 million to help kids and their families at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. In addition, Nike, along with Shoe Palace, Villa and Elite Mr. Alan’s, presented Doernbecher with a gift totaling more than $1.4 million from the retail sales of the 2016 Freestyle Collection – bringing the total raised from this partnership to nearly $20 million. (Photo credit, Caitlin Carlson and Andie Petkus)
The 2017 Doernbecher Freestyle collection is on sale now with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit OHSU Doernbecher. Here’s a link to the collection to check out the designs:
From Doernbecher Freestyle:
Purpose: Doernbecher Freestyle is a remarkable fundraising partnership between OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Nike that gives young patients the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create limited edition shoes to be sold at Nike retail locations throughout the country and online at nike.com as well as other select retailers. These incredible young designers have each faced serious illness and now have the opportunity to share their stories, inspire others and help other kids at the same hospital that changed their lives. Nike donates one hundred percent of proceeds from Doernbecher Freestyle to support clinical care, purchase state-of-the art equipment, help cover the cost of care for families in need, and expand pioneering research that benefits children around the world.