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Doernbecher Cancer Survivors to Unveil Nike Shoes They Designed

   Portland, Ore.


Five Doernbecher Children's Hospital cancer survivors designed their own Nike shoes to be sold nationwide to raise money for Portland's world-class academic pediatric health center. The shoes will be unveiled at a special "Doernbecher Freestyle" fund-raising event at the Wieden + Kennedy building. Each artist will share his/her personal story of triumph over cancer and the motivation for his/her shoe design.

Nike will sell a limited run of the shoes later this year. Proceeds from each pair sold will help patients at Doernbecher.


Five Doernbecher cancer patients, aged 11 to 17; H. Stacy Nicholson, M.D., M.P.H., professor and head, OHSU Doernbecher Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Marcus Tayui, Nike shoe designer who collaborated with the children; Michael Doherty, Nike creative director and board member of Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation.


Saturday, Sept. 25, 4 to 8 p.m.


Wieden + Kennedy, 224 N.W. 13th Ave., Portland, Ore.


The five Doernbecher designers and Nike and DCH representatives will be available for interviews prior to the unveiling from 4 to 4:30 p.m., and we encourage you to attend the entire event. Please have your reporter/photographer check in at the front desk with credentials so they can be escorted to the interview location.

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