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Nike Doernbecher Freestyle collection available to public for first time Friday

Highly sought-after, collectible Doernbecher Freestyle collection will available at the Nike Portland retail location and online

WHAT

The Nike Doernbecher Freestyle IX collection, six one-of-a-kind shoes, will be available for purchase for the first time. Six OHSU Doernbecher patient-designers will be on hand to launch their shoes, sign autographs and share their inspiring stories of triumph over serious illness.

WHEN

Friday, Nov. 30, 8 a.m.

Doernbecher patient-designers will be available for interviews beginning at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE

Nike Portland, 638 S.W. 5th Ave. at Morrison St. (Media can gain access to the store before 8 a.m. by calling Ashley Schmidt at 503-267-0146.)

WHY

All proceeds from sales of the shoes benefit health care and research programs at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. To date, the program has raised more than $5 million.

DETAILS

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle is a unique partnership between Nike and Doernbecher that each year raises significant funds for OHSU Doernbecher while giving courageous former patients a unique and empowering form of self-expression. Nike generously donates all proceeds from nationwide Freestyle sales to OHSU Doernbecher.

This year’s designers hail from Portland, Tualatin, Albany, Salem, Gresham and Camas, Wash. They were cared for by Doernbecher specialists in cancer, nephrology, neurosurgery and cardiology.

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