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Project Outrun to release shoe designed by 9-year-old Copley cancer survivor

Megan Becka, special to cleveland.comOctober 2, 2018

Project Outrun to release shoe designed by 9-year-old Copley cancer survivor

AKRON, Ohio – Akron nonprofit Project Outrun, which supports kids battling cancer, has been selected as a shoe creator on Cultivator, an online shop that sells custom-designed Nike shoes.

The shoes, which are only available for one week, were designed by 9-year-old cancer survivor Kylie Rose Jacobs of Copley. The shoes cost $150 and are available from Oct. 15 to 22. A portion of shoe sales will be donated to Project Outrun.

Project Outrun got its start four years ago, when founder Andrew Shepperd decided to design custom shoes to match Kylie Rose’s 5K colors. After seeing how excited she was to receive the shoes, Shepperd started Project Outrun. Today, the organization serves hundreds of children in Northeast Ohio. Organization members visit pediatric oncology wards to help kids battling cancer design their own custom shoes for free.

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