About 500 K-12 students from Oregon and southwest Washington will gather at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to celebrate a record-breaking fundraising year for Kids Making Miracles schools.
Following a brief program -- where the grand total for 2012-13 will be announced -- the students will participate in a candlelight procession from the OHSU Auditorium to the eternal flame located in front of OHSU Doernbecher.
Student leaders from several schools, including representatives from Tillamook High School -- who raised an incredible $100,000 for OHSU Doernbecher in only two weeks -- will “rekindle” the eternal flame to symbolize hope for patients receiving care at OHSU Doernbecher.
Patients, families and staff will watch the candlelight procession from hospital room windows.
Friday, May 10, 7 p.m.
(Students and Kids Making Miracles council members are available for interviews from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m.)
OHSU Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland OR 97239 (see map).
Since Kids Making Miracles began in 1992, students from hundreds of K-12 schools throughout Oregon and southwest Washington have helped raise more than $8 million to support OHSU Doernbecher. In the process they have learned valuable lessons about the importance of philanthropy, helping their community and being leaders in their schools. Every dollar raised by Kids Making Miracles schools helps OHSU Doernbecher cure kids with cancer, mend broken hearts and bones, stop seizures, save the tiniest babies, and train the next generation of pediatric specialists.