Portland, November 7, 2014. More than 300 friends and supporters came together to support Living Yoga at its annual, “Invest in the Human Spirit” gala, raising $110,000 to provide the healing power of yoga to communities impacted by trauma. Living Yoga’s Board members including Karen Leib, Jeff Horacek, Sara McMahon, Holly Rodway, Sue Aicher, Kelly Blunt, Sara Morrow, Michael Faith, Harry Dudley, Chip Gettinger, Nikki Dobay, and Sherrie Barger, celebrated their success.
Kim Scott, President & CEO, Trillium Family Services, kicked off the appeal by speaking passionately about the success of Living Yoga’s program at the Edwards Day School. Living Yoga currently teaches 38 classes at 24 partner organizations, reaching more than 2000 students each year. These organizations include transitional facilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, prisons, and other populations. The funds raised will help expand their program to more youth facilities, increasing access to yoga as a tool for personal change.
The event was held at Castaway with emcee, Tony Martinez, and auctioneer, Heidi Hill, who inspired the supporters to give to their highest level. The event was chaired by Karen Leib, who orchestrated an unforgettable evening of energy and inspiration.
Photo credit: Kunal Mehra
Kim Scott of Trillium Family Services was the special guest of the night sharing how important Living Yoga’s work has been for the kids and youth at Trillium.
For more information on Living Yoga, please contact Michael Faith, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 503-546-1269
Portland – October 18, 2014. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center hosted the “Saving Lives…Night of Heroes” gala to raise critical funds for Legacy Emanuel’s trauma services and the Emanuel Family House, and to honor those who perform this lifesaving work. Gov. John Kitzhaber, Legacy Health CEO Dr. George Brown and his wife, Barbara Young attended the evening at Montgomery Park which netted over $185,000, thanks to the generosity of the 350 attendees, including presenting sponsor, Regence. The event campaign was co-chaired by Dr. William & Carole Long and Dr. Steve & Kim Madey. (photo credit, Phototainment)
Angela Dowling of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Carole Long, Julia Long, Dr. William Long and Kate Othus
David Thompson, Ann Thompson and Emanuel Medical Center Foundation trustees Jordan Menashe and Krystal Gema
As a regional trauma center, Legacy Emanuel receives patients daily who need highly specialized care after suffering a serious injury or illness. “It has to be coordinated like a pit crew at the Indy 500,” said William Long, M.D., strategic medical director at Legacy Emanuel, “It requires a full array of specialists, who are instantly available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
A significant number of the trauma patients must stay at Legacy Emanuel for several weeks. The Emanuel Family House allows family members to remain with their loved ones during long hospital stays by providing safe and affordable housing on the Legacy Emanuel campus.
Nationally known for their expertise in treating critical health conditions, Legacy Emanuel is a medical pacesetter. With advanced specialized services, which include a Trauma Center, a Burn Center, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy (ECMO) and the LifeFlight Network, it is a vital regional hub for trauma care.