The 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection, six limited-edition Nike shoes plus apparel designs created by patients of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, will be available for public purchase for the first time. All proceeds will benefit OHSU Doernbecher.
Media are invited to attend a special event at Nike Portland to capture photos and video of the patient-designers as they launch their collections, sign autographs and share their inspiring stories of triumph over life-threatening illness.
- All six 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle patient-designers and their families:
- Michael Doherty, Nike’s Senior Creative Director of Global Brand Presentation and longtime OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation board member. Doherty’s son first envisioned Doernbecher Freestyle as a means of raising money for the children’s hospital.
Saturday, Dec. 17th
8:30-9 a.m.: Media Interviews
9:00-10 a.m.: 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle launch event, autograph session
638 S.W. 5th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Doernbecher Freestyle is an extraordinary partnership between Nike and OHSU Doernbecher that provides young patients facing life-threatening illness the opportunity to design limited-edition Nike footwear and apparel to help support the hospital that changed their lives. Since its inception in 2004, Doernbecher Freestyle has raised more than $16.5 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.
Beginning Saturday, Dec. 17, the 2016 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection will be available for purchase. Adult size footwear will launch in SNKRS, with youth size footwear and the full apparel collection launching on Nike.com and at select Nike and partner retail locations across the U.S., including Shoe Palace, Villa and Elite Mr. Alan’s.