DoveLewis Animal Hospital to Star in National Geographic TV Series: “Animal ER Live”

DoveLewis Animal Hospital to Star in National Geographic TV Series: “Animal ER Live”

Portland, OR. DoveLewis has been selected as one of seven 24-hour animal hospitals that will be featured in a live National Geographic TV show called Animal ER Live. The series starts on Saturday, March 30th and will air from 6 to 8 p.m.

Show creators promote the program, writing: “Be just a heartbeat away from the action as the team at DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, the Northwest’s nonprofit 24/7 animal hospital, treats animals in the midst of emergencies on Nat Geo WILD’s new live TV series, Animal ER Live. Capturing the fast-paced drama and intensity of a hospital procedural mixed with the unbreakable bonds between pets and their owners, each episode of “Animal ER Live” will trail teams of emergency veterinarians and specialists as they work tirelessly through the night to save the lives of pets from coast to coast, giving viewers insight into the extraordinary and unpredictable world of urgent animal care.”

A presentation featured the recipients of all of the generosity

“As a Portland nonprofit, there’s nothing more important to us than caring for animals and the people who love them,” said Ron Morgan, DoveLewis president and chief executive officer. “Our team is always here and the hospital is always open, and now animal lovers in our community can see firsthand the world-class medicine that we practice every day.”

DoveLewis is the region’s only nonprofit, 24-hour veterinary emergency, critical care and specialty hospital, and over the course of 45 years of service to the community, the organization has treated over 500,000 animals. In addition to the experts behind the medicine—board-certified specialists, emergency veterinarians and specialized technicians—the four-week, live event series will follow local pet owners and animals patients from triage through discharge.

Photo by Gia Goodrich

Photo by Gia Goodrich

The show will be hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Mark Steines (“Entertainment Tonight”). Based out of a studio in New York City, Steines will guide viewers through the night in real time as cameras bounce to and from the featured animal hospitals and mobile vet emergency units around the country, including:

  • DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital – Portland, Oregon
  • Angell Animal Medical Center — Boston, Massachusetts
  • Animal Care Center EMERGENCY — Plainfield, Illinois
  • Best Friends Animal Society — Kanab, Utah
  • Mendocino Equine and Livestock — Fort Bragg, California
  • Waller Equine Hospital — Waller, Texas
  • Veterinary Specialty Care — Charleston, South Carolina

“‘Animal ER Live’ pulls back the curtain to give viewers an exclusive, totally unscripted look at the incredible skill and hard work that goes on behind the doors of some of the country’s busiest urgent pet care clinics,” said Geoff Daniels, Nat Geo WILD’s executive vice president of global unscripted entertainment. “This innovative new series promises endless inspiration and heartwarming and heroic moments that reinforce the amazing bonds we share with our pets.”


About DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Oregon, is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. With 45 years of service to the community, DoveLewis has treated more than 600,000 animals. DoveLewis also has seven donor-supported community programs that serve animals in need and the animal-loving community. For more information, please visit

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and Disney, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit or, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.


About Big Fish Entertainment

Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full-service production company that creates multiplatform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the “unexpected.” Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has produced more than 1,000 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Current Big Fish series include Animal ER Live for Nat Geo WILD; No. 1 unscripted crime series “Live PD,” “Live PD: Police Patrol” and “Live PD Presents: PD Cam” for A&E; “Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol” for Lifetime; mega-hit franchise “Black Ink Crew” (New York and Chicago) and mental health special “In Session Live With Dr. Jess” for VH1; culinary docuseries “Hustle & Soul” for WE tv; Chris Paul’s “Chapter 3” for ESPN; “Tattoo Girls” for TLC; and “How Far Is Tattoo Far?” for MTV. With other credits, including “Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan” and the Gates Foundation Reality PD public schools project, Big Fish captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters and stories for such networks as Lifetime, A&E, VH1, WE tv, Discovery, TLC, MTV, E!, National Geographic, Oxygen, Travel Channel and Paramount Network. For more information, visit

Cascade AIDS Project Chosen as Levé’s 2019 Nonprofit Partner

Cascade AIDS Project Chosen as Levé’s 2019 Nonprofit Partner

Levé’s mission is to inspire the next generation of givers by connecting peers with local nonprofits. Each year, the all-women organization chooses a new nonprofit partner and draws upon members’ time and networks to highlight the organization.

Levé Board Member Lisa Hopkins explained why CAP was selected over the 44 other applicants. “CAP’s dedication to compassionate healthcare really resonated with us and their commitment to diversity and inclusion is especially important as we continue to grow our organization. We are so honored to lift up new voices and share CAP’s one-of-a-kind energy with our network.”

This annual partnership will extend the fundraising, volunteer, and advocacy reach of CAP. Last year, Charity Ball, Levé’s signature party for a purpose, attracted over 450 people–the majority of which were millennials. Members look forward to keeping this momentum in the upcoming year and exposing their network to CAP’s important and inspiring work.

Michelle Obama Visits Portland to Promote Book

Michelle Obama Visits Portland to Promote Book

Portland, OR. When Michelle Obama visited Portland for her sold-out appearance at the Moda Center on March 19th, she also visited Broadway Books. She promoted, Becoming and wrote on her Facebook page that she, “Spent time with a group of young professional women who are juggling careers, relationships, and children, and trying to find a little time for themselves too. We talked about the importance of self-care and finding a group of women to support us through all our ups and downs as we try to manage our chaotic lives.”

Michelle Obama said she hopes her book inspires people to see themselves in her story and “own who we are with pride.”

Michelle Obama also suggested book groups who read Becoming can share comments. “Let me know what you and your book clubs have been discussing! #IAmBecoming.”


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Global Girls Alliance

The Global Girls Alliance continues the work of First Lady Michelle Obama to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. Learn how you can directly support the grassroots leaders working to educate adolescent girls today.

Leaders: Africa

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Community Leadership Corps

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Community Leadership Training Day

The Community Leadership Training Day is a one and a half day, introductory training that is designed for young people ages 18 to 25 who want to get involved in their community, but, don’t know where to start. Read More +


We developed the Obama Foundation Scholars Program to give rising young leaders around the world who are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level through a newly designed curriculum that brings together academic, skills-based, and hands-on learning. Read more +

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

To ensure all young people can reach their full potential, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance focuses on mobilizing mentors, reducing youth violence, and improving life outcomes for boys and young men of color. Read more +


The Obama Foundation Fellowship supports outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation. Read more +


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With you, we will inspire and empower people to change their world.

We focus on solving problems, not taking sides. We strive to collaborate, not to compete. We win when ordinary citizens understand the impact every individual can make in a community, regardless of who they are or what they believe. For us, there is victory in civic engagement that goes beyond border, party, or pride.

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We are invested in the success of others, we treat each other with respect and kindness, and we will work diligently to lift each other up.


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We recognize that how we do our work and how we collaborate with others is just as important as what we are seeking to accomplish.


We value each other’s contributions and hold the conviction that only from diverse backgrounds and divergent points of view can we find the best solutions.


We roll up our sleeves, work hard, and focus on what we are giving back to our communities, rather than what we are gaining ourselves. When we find success, we remember and support those who are just beginning to take risks and make a difference.


We have a fearless mindset. We are not afraid of taking risks, sharing a new idea, meeting new people, or admitting when we just don’t know the answer. Something great might come of it.


We strive to be novel thinkers. Unconventional ideas and new perspectives are why we’re here. We are willing to make big bets on ideas that haven’t been tried before as we aim to solve the hardest problems of our times.

SOLVE Kicks off 50th Anniversary of Cleaning up Beaches, Parks, Neighborhoods and Natural Spaces

SOLVE Kicks off 50th Anniversary of Cleaning up Beaches, Parks, Neighborhoods and Natural Spaces

Portland, OR. On March 6th, the local environmental nonprofit SOLVE kicked off its 50th Anniversary at Hotel deLuxe. Kris Carico, SOLVE’s recently promoted CEO, took time to thank Peter and Julie Stott, and SOLVE’s former Executive Director, Jack McGowan.

The event was co-hosted by Peter Stott and Dave Robertson. Special guests included Tad McCall (son of Tom McCall who founded SOLVE in 1969) and Jack and Jan McGowan (a well-loved pair that ran SOLVE for years) among other longtime supporters. Tad and Jack spoke passionately about the organization’s history and its importance. SOLVE organizes an average of 2-3 environmental projects per day across Oregon, resulting in hundreds of thousands of pounds of litter removed, thousands of acres of invasive species removed, and thousands of native trees and shrubs planted every year.

Tad McCall inspires the crowd as he describes growing up with Governor Tom and Audrey McCall, and their positive political and environmental influence.

March 2019 has been proclaimed SOLVE Month by Governor Kate Brown because of SOLVE’s significant contributions to Oregon over the past 50 years through extensive community engagement efforts that improve the state’s reputation as being environmentally responsible.


Our mission is simple: to bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship.

As SOLVE turns 50, we have a lot to celebrate. A half-century of bringing people together, from all walks of life and every corner of the state. Of getting people out and answering the call. Cleaning up our beaches, parks, neighborhoods and natural spaces. Reaching out, digging in and picking up. By restoring vitality, planting new beginnings and keeping invaders at bay. Developing diverse relationships. By partnering, collaborating and engaging. Honoring the pioneers of our past and building on their legacy. Together. With an unstoppable force of volunteers, thirty thousand strong and one hundred percent committed. We are individuals, businesses, neighbors, families and friends. These are our communities. Our unique places. Our rivers and streams, lakes and mountains, land and sea. Our pride and joy. It’s in our nature to protect it for generations to come. Together, we are taking care of Oregon. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities Host Ice Hockey Challenge with the Portland Winterhawks

Ronald McDonald House Charities Host Ice Hockey Challenge with the Portland Winterhawks

Portland, OR. The Portland Winterhawks teamed up with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington for the first annual Hockey Challenge, presented by Budweiser at the Moda Center on February 17th. The Hockey Challenge was a day-long hockey tournament that brought together hockey-enthusiasts from all over Oregon and SW Washington to raise funds for the three local Oregon Ronald McDonald Houses. Each team skated on behalf of a family with a seriously ill child staying with RMHC. Through the Hockey Challenge RMHC Oregon & SW Washington hope to raise nearly $75,000.

The top fundraisers played in the All Star game with professional hockey players and local celebrities. 

A few notable alumni participating in the All Star game were Taylor Peters and Joe Mahon who played on the 2013 Winterhawks WHL Championship Team. Anton Cederholm, who was on the 2014 and 2015 Western Championship teams and Courtney Carnes who played four years of collegiate hockey at Buffalo State College, then played in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League for the Buffalo Beauts. Other memorable matchups include the Portland Police vs Portland Fire & Rescue.

Proceeds from the Hockey Challenge allow RMHC to offer compassionate hospitality and a “home away from home” to families with seriously ill children.

From RMHC:

Each year RMHC provides support to thousands of families from across Oregon, the US and the world. RMHC offers one-of-kind programming and support including free night stays, home cooked meals prepared by volunteers, pet therapy, childcare, arts and crafts, and a beautiful place to stay just moments away from the hospital. Beginning this year, RMHC Oregon & SW Washington is able to provide nearly 5,000 more nights for families to stay each year. On average, RMHC families travel 495 miles and a family checks into one of the three Oregon Houses every five hours.

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