Thursday, Feb. 25
Livestream program begins at 6 p.m.
Register to receive a link to the one-hour livestream program, where you'll get the first look at this special-edition shoe and have the opportunity to bid on it. You will also have a chance to raise your virtual paddle for an incredible cause: OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Since 2003, nearly 100 young designers – all who have faced serious illness or injury – have participated in Doernbecher Freestyle to create internationally renowned Nike footwear and apparel collections that have all been auctioned and sold to benefit one cause: OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the hospital that saved their lives.
Doernbecher Freestyle will look different this year. Until it is safe for us to gather in person once again, we will come together virtually to celebrate and reflect on all of the remarkable young patients who have courageously and creatively shared their personal stories of strength, teamwork and inspiration.
Each year, hospital physicians, nurses and staff nominate patients ages 8-15 to participate in Doernbecher Freestyle. The selected designers work side by side with dedicated Nike design and development teams to brainstorm ideas, choose materials and work with vendors to make each kid’s story come to life through shoe and apparel collections. The designs are revealed for the first time at the Doernbecher Freestyle unveiling and auction in November.
These remarkable young designers have each faced serious illness and now have the opportunity to inspire others and help kids at the same hospital that changed their lives. Nike donates one hundred percent of profits from Doernbecher Freestyle to support clinical care, help cover the cost of care for families in need, and expand pioneering research that benefits children around the world.