Grimm Gala Raises $804,000 for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and New Partnership is Announced

Friends of Doernbecher Endowment Combines with Grimmster Endowment
to Create the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Largest

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hosted by the cast and crew of NBC’s hit drama “Grimm,” the third and
final Grimm Gala took place on Saturday, January 28 and raised $804,000
for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. In total, the three Grimm
Galas, presented by Comcast and NBCUniversal, have raised $1.5 million
to support an endowment established by actor Sasha Roiz, who plays
Captain Sean Renard on “Grimm,” which is set and filmed in Portland. All
money raised through sponsorships, individual ticket sales, the special
appeal, and auction at the sold-out event go to the Grimmster
that provides OHSU Doernbecher patients and their families
support for uncompensated travel, lodging and other services integral to
their care and comfort.

The $804,000 raised was a record-breaker for the three-year event, more
than doubling the amount raised at last year’s Gala. At the end of the
evening, Roiz announced that the volunteer group, Friends of
Doernbecher, will combine its $2.2 million Friends of Doernbecher
Endowment for Medical Care with the Grimmster Endowment, to create the
Friends of Doernbecher and Grimmster Endowment. This merger creates the
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation’s single largest endowed
fund, totaling $3.7 million.

“I’m thrilled that Friends of Doernbecher has decided to amend its
endowment purpose to mirror the ‘Grimmster Endowment,’” said Roiz, who
also serves as a Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation board
member. “By bringing these two resources together, we can help three
times the number of families.” Roiz concluded his remarks by saying,
“We’ll never forget you, Portland. And we’ll never forget you,

Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior Vice-President of Comcast in Oregon and
Southwest Washington, welcomed the gala attendees and recognized the
cast and crew members of “Grimm” as “an important chapter in the history
of this region’s television life.” He went on to observe that Comcast
“believes in the healing work being done at Doernbecher as much as the
Grimm cast does,” and that “being active participants in the communities
we call home is a core value of Comcast’s business.”

Grimm Gala attendees bid furiously on “Grimm” memorabilia from the show,
as well as merchandise designed specifically for the event by Nike’s
legendary shoe designer, Tinker Hatfield. The shoes, considered a
collector’s item, were autographed by Hatfield and the cast of “Grimm,”
thus adding to their value.

Event Social Media Information
Hashtag: #grimmgives
Grimm Social Media:
Twitter and
Instagram: @NBCGrimm

Comcast Social Media:
Twitter: @comcastorswwa

About “Grimm”

“Grimm” is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ set of
fairy tales. After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David
Giuntoli) discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal
profilers known as Grimms, he increasingly finds his responsibilities as
a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm. Bitsie
Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz,
Bree Turner and Claire Coffee also star. “Grimm” is a Universal
Television and Hazy Mills production.

About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital:

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
ranks among the nation’s Best
Children’s Hospitals
. Its physicians and nurses provide a full range
of specialty and subspecialty care to tens of thousands of children
annually, resulting in 200,000 discharges, surgeries, transports and
outpatient visits annually in a patient- and family-centered
environment. OHSU Doernbecher providers also travel throughout Oregon
and Southwest Washington, providing specialty care to more than 3,000
children at more than 200 outreach clinics in 15 locations. Using
state-of-the-art, secure two-way video and audio communication, OHSU
Doernbecher’s Telemedicine Network
connects pediatric intensivists
and neonatologists to emergency room physicians statewide to help
evaluate time-critical pediatric patient needs and assist with treatment

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