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The 2013 Nike x Doernbecher Collection will be revealed Sept 28th 2013, and I will be attending the event!  Will definitely have event coverage, looking forward to seeing what the children unveil!

The info below is from Doernbecher’s site here:


Doernbecher Freestyle X- Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5:30pm

Please join us Saturday, September 28 at 5:30pm at the Portland Art Museum for Doernbecher Freestyle X! Our 2013 designers are working hard to create their perfect shoe, and will be unveiling their designs to the audience for the first time.


Doernbecher Freestyle was created in 2004 when Michael Doherty, Nike’s Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations and Doernbecher Foundation board member, was talking to his son, Connor, about ways to raise money for the Hospital. Connor had the idea of having Nike create shoes and sell them to raise funds. Michael then invited one of Nike’s shoe designers to take a tour of the hospital to inspire him to design a pair of shoes for Doernbecher. It was designer Marcus Tayui’s vision to see patients design the shoes with the proceeds benefiting the hospital that in many cases has saved their lives. Now in its ninth year, this extraordinary program has raised over $6 million for the hospital, which uses the funds for everything from clinical programs and hospital construction to providing care for uninsured children.

Support the program

If you are unable to make it to the Doernbecher Freestyle auction in September but still want to support the program, you can donate online.