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Nike Doernbecher Freestyle X collection available to public for first time Saturday

11/19/13  Portland, Ore.

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

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WHAT

The Nike Doernbecher Freestyle X collection, seven one-of-a-kind shoes and matching apparel items, will be available for purchase for the first time. OHSU Doernbecher patient-designers will be on hand to launch their designs, sign autographs and share their inspiring stories of triumph over serious illness. This year’s patient-designers include:

Dana Braner, M.D., OHSU Doernbecher vice chairman of pediatrics, will be on hand to discuss how funds raised through this exceptional program have helped 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.

WHEN

Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.

***Editors: Doernbecher patient-designers and Dr. Dana Braner will be available for interviews at 8:30 a.m. Media can gain early access to the store by calling Tamara Hargens-Bradley, 503-341-0664.

WHERE

Nike Portland, 638 S.W. 5th Ave. at Morrison St.

WHY

All proceeds from the sale of Doernbecher Freestyle shoes and apparel benefit health care and research programs at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. To date, Doernbecher Freestyle has raised nearly $8 million.

DETAILS

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle is a unique partnership between Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital that each year raises significant funds for OHSU Doernbecher while giving courageous young 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 received care form OHSU Doernbecher specialists in cancer, nephrology, neurosurgery, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and child and adolescent psychiatry.

About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital ranks among the nation’s "Best Children’s Hospitals."* It is one of only 22 National Institutes of Health-designated Child Health Research Centers in the country and ranks 39th for NIH awards to children's hospitals and their university-affiliated department of pediatrics.** Nationally recognized physicians and nurses at OHSU Doernbecher provide a full range of pediatric care to tens of thousands of children each year from Oregon, Southwest Washington and around the nation in a family-centered environment. OHSU Doernbecher specialists also travel throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, caring for more than 3,000 children at more than 200 outreach clinics in 15 locations. Neonatal and pediatric critical care experts provide round-the-clock consultations to community hospitals statewide through OHSU Doernbecher's state-of-the-art telemedicine network.
*U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals
** National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)

About Nike

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.nikeinc.com and follow @Nike.

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Media Contact

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
503 494-8231
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