Each and every year, the Doernbecher name is vaunted amongst sneaker enthusiasts as the lore of the respective designs heighten with the discussion of exclusivity. However, very few people understand the impact that the Doernbecher name exudes as this Children’s Hospital in Oregon continues to save lives each and every day, and through the help of Nike, allow their respective patients to showcase their creativity and individuality.
So within this latest edition of Nice Kicks Throwback Thursday, we’ll take a look at one of the most notable creations from the initiative in the Air Jordan 3 “Doernbecher” from 2010 and its respective impact.
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The Doernbecher Hospital
Opening its door in 1926, the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is a public facility looking to benefit and assist children suffering from clinical illnesses such as cancer. Deriving its name from its founder Frank Doernbecher, this facility has developed to become one of the more prestigious children’s hospital in the nation with its quality work and care. With this hospital being located in Portland, Oregon, merely a “stone’s throw” away from the Nike facilities, over the course of time this philanthropic relationship would grow.
Specifically, beginning in 2007, with the launch of the first Doernbecher x Nike “Freestyle” collaboration.