Gorge Roller Derby Donates $372
At their season opener on November 2, 2019 Gorge Roller Derby donated $372
to the Healthy Community Healthy Youth Fund of the Mid-Columbia Health
Foundation. This donation comes on the heals of the purchase of five defibrillators
to be used at high school sporting events throughout the gorge from the
very same fund their donation went to. "The $372 donation comes from
half the proceeds of the 50/50 raffle which came in at $186," says
Health Foundation event coordinator Cynthia Kortge. She adds "Gorge
Roller Derby then matched the gift to total $372, which is great."
To find out more about how your group can fundraise for the Mid-Columbia
Health Foundation, email
Spotlight on Philanthropy
We hosted our 12th and final Tradition of Compassion celebration on March
7, 2019. Tradition of Compassion was created by the Mid-Columbia Health
Foundation to ensure that those who give their time, talent, and treasure
are recognized. Over the years, we have honored many amazing individuals,
businesses and organizations for their philanthropic efforts.
It has been a privilege to celebrate our generous community. Because we
believe it is important to continue elevating philanthropy, we will partner
with The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the philanthropy awards
during the Distinguished Citizens awards banquet held each January.
Sign Making Fundraiser Nets $1,455
Our Sign Making Fundraiser at The Dalles Country Club brought in $1,455
for the Breast Health for Strong Families Program, providing breast health
education and free mammograms to those who qualify. The event, hosted
by Misc Maudie's DIY, consisted of 30 participants who created their
own wooden signs. Attendees received hands on instruction and walked away
with a work of art! Lumber was donated by Tum-A-Lum Lumber while Misc
Maudie's DIY donated prep-labor along with paint and framing. The
fundraiser was a joint effort between the Health Foundation and the Fort
Dalles Rodeo Association who donated $3,500 to the cause earlier this
year. Big thank you to everyone who attended!