Portland, October 17th, 2013. Pinewood derby cars raced to the finish during the final Wishes on Wheels benefit for Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Oct. 17. The annual event raised nearly $80,000 this year, with an overall net of $1 million over its 15 year history.

Wishes on Wheels volunteers Bella Garnatz, Jenny Robinson and Angela Heckathorn.

Wishes on Wheels volunteers Bella Garnatz, Jenny Robinson and Angela

About 300 people from local companies filled the atrium of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for their last chance to go head to head with their rivals.It’s all for the kids, and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in the 15 years of this event,” said Event Chair, Brenda Alexander. “The community has rallied around the checkered flag because they see the difference Randall Children’s Hospital makes in the lives of children,” she said. “We are truly grateful for our many supporters and thank them for their dedication.”

The 2013 winning team was Fred Meyer.

The 2013 winning team was Fred Meyer.

Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation raises funds and promotes visibility in the community to assist Randall Children’s Hospital in providing exceptional health care to the children within the region. To make a donation or learn more about supporting Randall Children’s Hospital, call 503-276-9496. For more information about the work of Legacy Health foundations, call the Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

About Legacy Health – the Office of Philanthropy

The Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy coordinates all fundraising initiatives for Legacy Health, a nonprofit health care system serving Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our foundations – Randall Children’s, Emanuel, Good Samaritan, Meridian Park, Mount Hood and Salmon Creek – support the system’s six acute care hospitals as well as its clinical, educational and research programs. The Office of Philanthropy is committed to Legacy’s mission of providing good health for our people, our patients, our communities and our world. For more information, please visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.