Lance Dillon first participated in the Doernbecher Freestyle program in 2007 while undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. Working with Nike designer Mark Smith, Lance revealed the depths of his creativity in creating the Nike Dunk Low. Lasered graffiti graphics on the upper feature motivational words like fight, warrior and power along with the names of Lance’s family and the number of days Lance has gone through chemotherapy.
Today, Lance is a 24-year-old with a degree in anthropology from Oregon State University and fondly remembers his Doernbecher experience. “Getting to work with the Nike staff and design my own shoe are things that I will always remember. But the greatest part of it was knowing that it was helping other kids that were going through the same things that I went through.”
Look for Lance’s limited-edition Nike Dunk Low on August 31 at Nike.com and Nike retail locations across the US. All proceeds benefit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation and the young patients who need it most.
Lance’s Dunk Low
Sizes: 7-13, 14, 15
Limit 1 per consumer
Available at NIKETOWN New York, Nike Georgetown, Nike Chicago, Nike Roosevelt Field, Nike Portland, Nike San Francisco, Nike Dallas, NIKETOWN Los Angeles, Nike Lenox and Nike Las Vegas.
Source: Nike Insider