As part of its latest Run For Good Children's Program with children’s hospitals across the country, Saucony is uniting with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Boston’s Children’s Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans with the help of young patients to create limited-edition footwear and apparel collections and raise money for the children’s hospitals or their designated charity.
This latest collaboration builds upon the Saucony Run For Good Foundation, the brand’s philanthropic platform. The Foundation, established in 2006 to help combat childhood obesity, supports efforts to ensure that children in the U.S. can grow up healthy and fit. Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to approximately 200 schools and community organizations dedicated to preventing childhood obesity through running and proper nutrition.
For this latest design initiative, each young patient inspired Saucony designers to create footwear and apparel that expressed their personal stories. Twenty percent of every sale from these collections will be donated to the children’s hospitals or their designated charity, for a minimum donation of $200,000 collectively —www.saucony.com/en/rfgchildrensprogram.
“‘Run For Good’” is an invitation to people everywhere, especially our children, to experience the transformative power of running,” says Anne Cavassa, president of Saucony. “These collections authentically reflect the personalities and dreams of each patient-artist.
“By sharing their life stories and playful energy through their footwear and apparel designs, these kids are a source of hope and inspiration to not only other patients and their families, but for anyone who needs some goodness in their life right now,” Cavassa adds. “This project has been very close to the hearts of everyone at Saucony and we know the running community will also fully embrace its joy and significance.”
The four limited-edition footwear collections will feature a range of performance and lifestyle sneakers, along with apparel. The first collection launched in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on August 6. The full schedule of launches and styles features:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Available August 6
- The Endorphin Pro 2 inspired by Kellen - $200
- The Endorphin Speed 2 inspired by Zeke - $160
- The Endorphin Shift 2 inspired by Kaleb - $140
- The Kinvara 12 inspired by Lexy - $110
- The Ride 14 inspired by Dani - $130
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Available September 1
- The Axon inspired by Tahcari - $110/$129.95 CAD
- The Hornet inspired by Faith - $85/$84.95 CAD
- The Endorphin Shift 2 inspired by Jason - $180/$179.95 CAD
- The Jazz Court inspired by Safira - $120/$119.95 CAD
- The Kinvara 12 inspired by Camren - $140/$139.95 CAD
- The Ride 14 inspired by Anisa - $165/$164.95 CAD
Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Available September 8
- The Endorphin Speed inspired by Wyatt - $160
- The Freedom 4 inspired by Chauncy - $150
- The Jazz 81 inspired by Fiona - $100
- The Jazz Court inspired by Jake - $90
- The Kinvara 12 inspired by Ryan - $110
- The Ride 14 inspired by Ela - $130
- Stopwatch Singlet inspired by Wyatt - $28
- Rested Hoody inspired by Fiona - $75
- Stopwatch Short Sleeve inspired by Ryan - $32
- Outpace 3” Short inspired by Ela - $40
- Rested Short Sleeve inspired by Chauncy - $28
- Saucony Foam Trucker Hat inspired by Jake - $25
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Available Spring 2022
- Styles to be released in 2022
The unisex sneaker styles range from $90-$200 and apparel styles range from $25-$75, and were available for purchase on Saucony.com and select stores starting on August 6. To view the full video and learn more about how Saucony is raising awareness surrounding this topic, please click here.