Portland, OR. The second annual #MyRCH Gala raised more than $420,000 for Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. About 400 guests gathered at the Hilton Portland Downtown to celebrate the hospital’s kids, while raising funds for its programs. Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation trustee Tommy Bookman with his wife, Kirsten join in the October 26th celebration. “We believe the patient experience extends beyond the child to include the child’s whole family and support network,” said Bronwyn Houston, president of Randall Children’s Hospital. “And, we are so thankful for the collective support from our community that helps us provide exceptional care every day.” (Photo credit, James Colhoff, Jr. – Dodge & Burn Studios)

Front row: Maureen Bradley, Kathryn Correia, Steve Correia, Bronwyn Houston, president of Randall Children’s Hospital, and Tyler Houston. Back row: John Bradley, Vickie Grieshaber, Joe Grieshaber (president of the presenting sponsor Fred Meyer), Carlene Sonnenberg, Brian Sonnenberg (RCHF trustee)

The Copacabana theme was set with “Carmen Miranda” offering welcome cocktails to guests

Marica Randall with her family and guests

Guest visit the Art Therapy station to learn how artistic activities support healing and coping.

Highlights of the evening included a story by grateful patient Jayden Moore, who was hospitalized for an entire year following an automobile accident when she was 9 years old. Her care touched almost every department at Randall Children’s Hospital—from the Intensive Care Unit and neurosurgery team, to burn and wound care, as well as multiple therapists and Child Life specialists. “Randall Children’s Hospital is like my family,” said Jayden, who is now 14 years old. “I almost died…the doctors and nurses helped me, so I could live…they helped me be who I am today.”

Guests were treated to demonstrations of hi-tech devices like the vein finder, which helps locate veins for easier IV access; the KIDS Team – an expert mobile ICU for critically ill children; art therapy projects, therapeutic tools and toys by the pediatric rehabilitation and development team and a visit from Tona, the CARES Northwest facility dog.

From Randall Children’s Hospital:

Randall Children’s Hospital is a regional leader in the care of babies, children and teens — blending the finest in medical services with family-friendly spaces and patient care procedures to reduce stress on patients and their families.
To learn more about supporting any of Legacy Health’s hospitals or programs, call the Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

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