Hillsboro, OR. Cool temperatures and sunny skies greeted the riders, sponsors, volunteers, and Morrison staff who gathered at Oak Knoll Winery in Hillsboro at the starting line of the inaugural Luminosa: Morrison Metric Century. (Photo credit, Tom Cook.) 
Presented by Pacific Office Automation and The Morrison Foundation, the benefit on August 4th offered multi-distance bike rides. Routes followed the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway and included distances of 26.3 miles, 43.3 miles, and 62.8 miles. Riders passed farms, wetlands, nurseries, and other scenic vistas, returning to Oak Knoll to the sounds of cheers, cowbells, and a finish-line party featuring live music by The Denominators, a photo booth sponsored by Phototainment PDX, games, info booths, and a lovely picnic atmosphere.
Morrison delivers specialized services to children, from birth through age 21, and families coping with abuse, neglect, domestic violence drug and alcohol addiction, mental health difficulties, criminality, and other harmful stress factors.
From Morrison Center:
Many individuals and organizations came together to make the bike ride successful. In addition to Pacific Office Automation, the Morrison Foundation, and Oak Knoll Winery, we especially want to thank Pacific Source Health Plans, Hubbell Communications, HFO Investment Real Estate, Jan-Pro of Portland/Vancouver, Comcast Business, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Starbucks, Phototainment PDX, Tom Cook Photo, Franz Bakery, Alpenrose Dairy, Red Bull, Clif Bar, Water Avenue Coffee, Bad Habit Bicycle Repair, Adventure Cycling Association, Rotary Club of Portland, NAMI Oregon, Asula Wellness Center, Showers Pass, Morrison’s Foster Care program, April Severson Events, and all of the volunteers who helped make this event possible.

At Morrison, our goals are to:

  • achieve significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for all of our clients.
  • build on our existing successful programs by developing innovative treatment and funding models to meet current and future community needs.
  • maximize fiscal performance by building an organization that plans strategically, implements effectively, and responds quickly to changing conditions.
  • expand Morrison’s resources by maximizing philanthropic support through increased visibility, broadening our donor base, and diversifying our fundraising activities.

Today, Morrison Child and Family Services serves approximately 7,000 children and families with a staff of approximately 500 employees and an annual operating budget of $28 million.