Nike and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore. celebrate the 10th year of the Doernbecher Freestyle Program – a unique collaboration that has empowered 58 young patients through design and raised more than $6 million for the hospital to help 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.
Since 10 years the project brings together a group of OHSU Doernbecher patients with Nike designers and developers to create shoes that are truly unique to each patient. Many of you have gotten to know the program on our site over the years and you have seen many of the unique resulting sneakers from the project. Next to the Nike Dunk High 10th Anniversary Collection, that celebrates all the previously involved patients, Nike has once again worked with patients on a new set of sneakers and apparel for this 10th collection.
With Elijah Diggins, Nike presents the Nike Air Foamposite 1 and a matching windrunner. With Kira and Kate Smith Nike developed a unique Nike Dunk Sky High and a Nike Roshe Run, each with matching tops. Jake Dering and Bella Stone each worked on a unique Nike Free Run 5.0. Ross Hathaway chose to work on the popular Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski and last but not least, Daniel Perna designed an Air Jordan Retro 10.
The Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 10th Anniversary Collection will release on Nike.com and at Nike stores on November 9.