Friends of Doernbecher is a "friend raising" and fundraising group.
Oswego Friends of Doernbecher was formed in September of 1991 to honor a Lake Oswego child who was at the old hospital receiving treatment for leukemia. The chapter held fundraising events to raise funds for Doernbecher Children's Hospital which was opened in 1998. In the past we've raised funds for the Medical Care Endowment, research grants, and the Resource Library.
Friends of Doernbecher is a "friend raising" and fundraising group whose goal is to educate and fundraise for Doernbecher Children's Hospital. There are 5 active Friends of Doernbecher chapters chartered throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
The major fundraising event for 2018 is our Winefest, a silent auction. Other events in past years included "Dream for Doernbecher" at the Northwest Natural Street of Dreams®.
In addition to friend and fund raising, Oswego Friends is committed to educating the community about the incredible strides Doernbecher Children's Hospital is making each day to ensure the health and well-being of the children of our community. With this goal in mind, we have established a free lecture series open to the public. Our first lecture, held at the Oregon Wine Reserve in Lake Oswego on April 26, 2015, was attended by over 30 interested community members. The talk featured Dr. Michael Harris, Chief of Pediatric Psychology at Doernbecher. He and his team have developed the NICH (Novel Intervention in Children's Healthcare) program to address the special needs of families dealing with chronic disease. Those gathered learned about how skilled interventionists are helping children and their families negotiate and manage their care resulting in improved health, less time spent in the hospital, and an overall reduction of medical costs.
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation has many different programs where committed volunteers and donors from our community and beyond, come together to raise public awareness for the hospital and generate financial resources. Friends of Doernbecher is one of those programs that consist of Chapters from across Oregon and Southwest Washington that are dedicated to the long-term support of Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
For more information, or if you are interested in becoming an Oswego Friend of Doernbecher, please contact us with a comment below and we will get in touch with you.
Anne Chen - President
Lisa Sayre - Past President
Kathi Kopet - Treasurer
Lyn Trainer - Secretary