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Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2011 Free Run 2 by Mackenzie Short

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Now in its eighth year, the Doernbecher Freestyle partnership between OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Nike have raised more $3 million for projects at the hospital. With a new collection slated to launch on November 5th, both sponsors hope to not only raise more funding and awareness in the treatment programs for serious illnesses, but to also hearten the young patients currently under those therapies.

Don't let the "happy" pastel colorway fool you, this Nike Free Run 2 is a badge of courage and triumph. Designed by Roseburg, OR native Mackenzie Short, who added "Believe, Hope, Laugh" to the slotted sidewall of the Nike Free outsole, motto she lived by while she was in treatment for Cystic Brain Tumor at Doernbecher. Accented with tiny floral pattern and a holographic tongue tag, the Nike Free Run 2 by Mackenzie Short will be sold for $90 adult sizes and $75 for youth editions. To be vailable at select Nike retail locations starting November 5th.

Release Date: November 5th, 2011 (Saturday)