The KD VI Aunt Pearl pays tribute to KD’s aunt with a pink floral pattern on the upper and highlights of blue with subtle pearls. The special edition shoe raises awareness in the battle against women’s cancers. Proceeds from the shoe will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund that was founded in 2007 and an organization in which Nike is a founding partner.
Founded by former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball Coach Kay Yow, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is committed to finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through supporting research programs and related projects. One recent project includes a $100,000 grant awarded to the Tulane Cancer Center, in support of Women’s Lung Cancer research. Coach Yow believed strongly that coaches and athletes share not only a community, but should also share in a cause much larger than any game.
The KD VI Aunt Pearl shoe is available on Feb. 27 at Nike.com and select retail locations globally. There is also a matching t-shirt and hat that will be available in Feb.