Nike Doernbecher Freestyle collection available to public for first time Saturday
11/04/11 Portland, Ore.
Highly sought-after, collectible Doernbecher Freestyle collection will be available at the new Nike Portland retail location and online
Nike Doernbecher Freestyle VIII collection, six one-of-a-kind shoes, will be available for purchase for the first time. Six OHSU Doernbecher patients-Nike designers will be on hand to launch their shoes, sign autographs and share their inspiring stories of triumph over serious illness.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. (OHSU Doernbecher patient-designers and Nike representatives will be available for interviews beginning at 9 a.m.)
Nike Portland, 638 S.W. 5th Ave. at Morrison St. (Media can gain access to store before 10 a.m. by calling Shaun Hancock at 503-704-3697.)
Retail sale proceeds benefit health care and research programs at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
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 net proceeds from nationwide Freestyle sales to OHSU Doernbecher.
This year’s designers hail from Eugene, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Milwaukie and Roseburg, Ore., and Underwood, Wash., and received care from Doernbecher specialists in cancer, nephrology, neurosurgery and cardiology.
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