Hundreds of K-12 students will participate in candlelight procession to ‘rekindle’ hope for families at OHSU Doernbecher
05/09/14 Portland, Ore.
Celebrating 22 years of miracles and more than $8.5 million raised
Some 500 Kids Making Miracles students from around Oregon and Southwest Washington will participate in a candlelight procession to celebrate a record-breaking fundraising year for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
Student leaders from several schools, including representatives from Tillamook High School, who raised an incredible $85,000 in just two weeks, and Columbia River High School, who raised $115,000, will “rekindle” the eternal flame to symbolize hope for patients receiving care at OHSU Doernbecher.
Patients, families and staff will watch the candlelight procession from hospital room windows.
Friday, May 9, 7 p.m.
(Students and Kids Making Miracles council members are available for interviews from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m.)
The candlelight procession begins at the OHSU Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, and ends in front of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, 700 S.W. Campus Drive (map).
Myron Child founded Kids Making Miracles in 1992 after his daughter’s life was saved at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Since then, students from hundreds of K-12 schools throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington have helped raise more than $8.5 million to support OHSU Doernbecher. In the process they’ve learned valuable lessons about the importance of philanthropy and being leaders in communities and schools. Every dollar raised by Kids Making Miracles schools helps OHSU Doernbecher develop new clinical services, fund innovative research programs, test new treatments for serious childhood diseases, address immediate health care needs and take advantage of unanticipated opportunities.