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2016 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection to be unveiled, auctioned supporting Doernbecher Children's Hospital

2016 Doernbecher Freestyle designers.



Media are invited to preview the 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle collection before it is unveiled for public auction. The 2016 collection includes six one-of-a-kind footwear and apparel designs created by OHSU Doernbecher patients and a dedicated Nike design team.

Doernbecher Freestyle represents a partnership between Nike and OHSU Doernbecher to provide young patients enduring life-threatening illness the opportunity to design limited-edition footwear and apparel to support the hospital. Since its inception, the program has raised $14 million to expand pioneering research, support clinical care, purchase state-of-the-art equipment, recruit new experts and help cover the cost of care for families most in need.

Attending media will be able to:

  • Take photos and video of the six patient-designers and their families as they view their completed designs for the first time.
  • Conduct interviews with the six patient-designers who can share details of the inspiration behind each design, and how the Doernbecher Freestyle experience has impacted their lives. The 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle patient-designers are: 
    • Corwin Carr, 12, Hood River, Oregon
    • Andy Grass, 11, Beaverton, Oregon
    • Chehayla Hyatt,10, Salem, Oregon
    • Damien Phillips, 10, Terrebonne, Oregon
    • Braylin Soon, 10, Portland, Oregon
    • Chase Swearingen, 14, Jewell, Oregon
  • Learn how funds raised through the Doernbecher Freestyle program support patient care from Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., physician-in-chief, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine.
  • Connect with Michael Doherty, NIKE, Inc. Senior Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations and board member of the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation. Doherty's son first envisioned Doernbecher Freestyle as a means of raising money for the children's hospital.

** Editors: Phone and email interviews with the Nike design teams by request. **


Friday, Oct. 28

4 – 5 p.m.

(Note: Admittance to the public Doernbecher Freestyle auction at 5:30 p.m. available by purchased ticket only)


Portland Art Museum, Mark Building

1219 S.W. Park Ave.

Portland, OR 97205

(corner of S.W. Park Ave. and S.W. Main St.)

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