Over 500 K-12 students will participate in candlelight procession to spark hope for OHSU Doernbecher

05/04/15  Portland, Ore.

Kids Making Miracles program exceeds $9 million

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Hundreds of Kids Making Miracles students from Oregon and Southwest Washington will participate in the 23rd annual KMM candlelight procession to commemorate a successful fundraising year for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Student representatives from area schools, including Tillamook High School, who this year reached an incredible accumulative giving milestone of $1 million, and Columbia River High School, who raises nearly $100,000 annually, will join together to “rekindle” the OHSU Doernbecher eternal flame, which symbolizes hope for hospital patients and families.

Staff, patients and families will watch the event from hospital room windows.


Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7 p.m.

Students and KMM council members will be available for interviews beginning at 6 p.m.


The procession will begin at the OHSU Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., and will conclude in front of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, 700 S.W. Campus Dr. (map).


Myron Child founded Kids Making Miracles in 1992 after his daughter’s life was saved at Doernbecher. Since then, students from hundreds of K-12 schools throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington have helped raise more than $9 million to support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. In the process they’ve learned valuable lessons about the importance of philanthropy and being leaders in communities and schools. Every dollar raised by Kids Making Miracles schools helps OHSU Doernbecher develop new clinical services, fund innovative research programs, test new treatments for serious childhood diseases, address immediate health care needs and take advantage of unanticipated opportunities.