An Ohio teen is using sneakers to help raise awareness about breast cancer.
Through his sneaker design business LaF Customs, 19-year-old Kendall Hunt sells Nike Roshe One shoes that feature hand painted pink ribbons — and part of the proceeds are going to support breast cancer awareness, he told the Chillicothe Gazette.
The kicks are available for $144.99 on his website. The design includes pink ribbons on Nike’s “Swoosh” logo as well as on the heel counter.
The Ohio University-Chillicothe software engineering major said he wanted to raise awareness after watching his mother go through her own battle with breast cancer.
“My mom had melanoma, but they caught it early to where it’s gone and she’s fine now,” Hunt explained.
Hunt’s website features several customized Nikes for sale and a section for submitting private orders.
With October as the designated month for breast cancer awareness, several events and shoe releases will take place in the weeks ahead that support education and research funding, including QVC’s FFANY Shoes on Sale event on Oct. 20 that benefits charities.
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