OHSU Doernbecher, Nike to reveal highly anticipated 2015 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection

10/21/15  Portland, Ore.

Unique Nike shoe and apparel designs created by OHSU Doernbecher patients to be unveiled, auctioned to support children’s hospital



Media are invited to preview the coveted 2015 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection, six one-of-a-kind footwear and apparel designs, and be the first to:

  • Get photos, video of all six patient-designers and their families as they view their completed designs for the first time.
  • Hear patient-designers describe what inspired each design and how Doernbecher Freestyle has impacted their lives.
  • Learn how funds raised through the Doernbecher Freestyle program support patient care: Dana Braner, M.D., head of pediatric critical care medicine and vice chair of inpatient pediatrics at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
  • Connect with Michael Doherty, Nike’s Senior Creative Director of Global Brand Presentation and longtime 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.

**Editors: Photos, videos, stories from the media preview are embargoed until 5:30 p.m. PT Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.**


Friday, Oct. 23
Media preview: 4 to 5 p.m.
Public Doernbecher Freestyle unveiling and auction: 5:30 p.m.
(Note: Auction admittance available by purchased ticket only.)  


Portland Art Museum 
1219 S.W. Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97209


Doernbecher Freestyle is an extraordinary partnership between Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital that provides young patients enduring 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 engaged 71 OHSU Doernbecher patients, and raised more than $11 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.