You’re Invited to Celebrate 30 Years of Saving Kids’ Lives

On Tuesday night, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) will come together to celebrate 30 years of saving and improving children’s lives.

The Children’s Miracle Network was founded in 1983 to “save kids’ lives,” as their vision says, and the next year partnered with Doernbecher to care for children in Oregon and southwest Washington. Since 1984, CMNH has offered $28 million to support Doernbecher’s life-saving work with children. 

 In 1986, a group of  credit unions in Oregon and Southwest Washington  created Credit Unions for Kids to benefit Doernbecher and their idea was adopted nationally a decade later. Credit Unions for Kids quickly became one of CMNH’s top sources of funds. Since 1996, Credit Unions for Kids has raised over $100 million for CMNH and is its third biggest fundraiser.

To date, credit unions in Oregon and southwest Washington have raised over $10 million specifically for Doernbecher, funding key projects like the building of new hospital, an exam unit in the cancer center, four pediatric intensive care rooms and more.

“Funds raised through CMNH and Credit Unions for Kids efforts have helped cure kids with cancer, mend broken hearts and bones, stop seizures, save the tiniest babies and recruit top researchers and faculty,” said Doernbecher in its invitation to the event.

This year, Doernbecher ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report, scoring in the top 50 in each of the specialties scored by the magazine.

The 30th anniversary event will be held in the Joseph Vey Conference Center at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 19. RSVP by calling 502-552-0698 or emailing fergusam@ohsu.edu.

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.
Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.
Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

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