The latest collection from Nike may be designed by the brand’s youngest partners yet. The Swoosh-branded footwear and apparel mirrors patients’ favorite objects and hobbies, with profits from the collection benefitting the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The Doernbecher Freestyle event has taken place for nearly 20 years, engaging more than 100 young patient designers and 236 Nike designers and developers across footwear, apparel and equipment, who volunteer their time, effort, passion and talent to this cause. The program has raised more than $30 million for the hospital, making it one of Nike’s most successful charity projects to date. Last year’s iteration brought forward 17 exclusive “What The” Air Jordan 1 sneakers made up of past patient designs. The first pair sold from the collection raised over $2 million, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the hospital; Nike.com.
From charity galas to business networkers and outdoor activities galore, Key Biscayners were out in full force in and around the island.
Friends of Miami Animals Foundation (FoMa) focuses on the root causes of pet homelessness — financial instability, spay & neuter, adoption and foster campaigns — all in the hopes of helping pets find families and get out of shelters.