Portland, April 26th, 2-14. The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation welcomed more than 400 guests to the Portland Art Museum for the 16th Annual Heart of Doernbecher. 2-year-old Linzi Shoemaker, a Doernbecher patient, raises her paddle on behalf of Rick & Debbie Wright. The event raised more than $665,000 for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, a $100,000 increase from the previous year.   Proceeds from the event will benefit Doernbecher’s pediatric cancer programs as well as the Knight Cancer Challenge, a $1 billion OHSU campaign to revolutionize early cancer detection and treatment.

Doernbecher Foundation Board Member & KGW’s DJ Wilson with Doernbecher Foundation Interim Director Ashley Schmidt, Bill Hoadley and Doernbecher Foundation Board Member and President of Hickey Family Company Linda Rae Hickey.

Doernbecher Foundation Board Member & KGW’s DJ Wilson with Doernbecher Foundation Interim Director Ashley Schmidt, Bill Hoadley and Doernbecher Foundation Board Member and President of Hickey Family Company Linda Rae Hickey.

Hoffman Construction’s Wayne Drinkward with Julie Drinkward, Debbie Daskalos and Mark Daskalos

Hoffman Construction’s Wayne Drinkward with Julie Drinkward, Debbie Daskalos and Mark Daskalos

Ben Montoya with wife & event co-chair Kelly Montoya and Andrew Over

Ben Montoya with wife & event co-chair Kelly Montoya and Andrew Over

J.P. Morgan’s Paul Meyer with Doernbecher Foundation Board Member and event co-chair Todd Stucky and friend.

J.P. Morgan’s Paul Meyer with Doernbecher Foundation Board Member and event co-chair Todd Stucky and friend.

Mark Richardson, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.C.B., Dean of the OHSU School of Medicine, with Mary and Randy Huebner.

Mark Richardson, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.C.B., Dean of the OHSU School of Medicine, with Mary and Randy Huebner.

David Roy, representing presenting sponsor Knowledge Universes, makes a toast to Doernbecher.

David Roy, representing presenting sponsor Knowledge Universes, makes a toast to Doernbecher.

The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction, live music by the West Linn High School Jazz Band, a photo booth and appetizers from Art of Catering.  The program was emceed by KGW’s Drew Carney and featured presentations from Dana Braner, M.D., VP Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Critical Care at Doernbecher; and Brian Druker, M.D., Director of the Knight Cancer Institute.   The live auction included elite packages including a trip for four to the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga.; a trip to New York City for a behind-the-scenes tour of Vogue and the legendary Vogue Closet; and a three-day guided fishing excursion to Sitka, Alaska.

The event was presented by Knowledge Universe and chaired by Kelly Montoya and Todd Stucky.  The Honorary Chair was Hoffman Construction Company.

About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation:

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is Oregon’s premier pediatric health center, providing the region’s widest range of children’s health care services and serving as the primary center for OHSU pediatric programs. As part of Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon’s only academic health center, Doernbecher offers patients exceptional primary care and access to the region’s most advanced treatments. In addition Doernbecher is Oregon’s primary teaching hospital. Its staff educates tomorrow’s pediatric specialists. 

The Doernbecher Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors’ wishes.

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