Cast & Crew of NBC's GRIMM Stage Gala to Benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
The Portland-based cast and crew of NBC's "Grimm" will bring their star power to the "Grimm Gala" on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 to benefit the children and families of OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The sold-out event, presented by Comcast and NBCUniversal, is a fundraiser for the Grimmster Endowment, which supports uncompensated care, travel, lodging, and other services integral to the care and comfort of OHSU Doernbecher's patients and families in need.
"Grimm" actor Sasha Roiz, who plays Captain Sean Renard, inspired both the Grimmster Endowment and the "Grimm Gala". "We've been shooting "Grimm" in Portland for a number of years now, and I speak for the whole cast and crew when I say we consider Portland our adopted hometown," said Roiz. "Our involvement with OHSU Doernbecher is a meaningful way for us to give back to the community."
This is the second year that Comcast and NBCUniversal have underwritten the "Grimm Gala", ensuring that every penny raised at the event goes to the Grimmster Endowment. Last year, the event raised $300,000. A portion of those funds came from the sale of one-of-a-kind merchandise created by Nike, which was auctioned at the Gala. Nike will repeat that opportunity for Gala attendees, with some new, limited-edition shoes and outerwear created specifically for "Grimm" and the Gala.
As host of the Gala, Comcast's Senior Regional Vice-President Rodrigo Lopez says the company's commitment to community investment in Oregon and Southwest Washington is deep. "We pride ourselves on both looking forward and giving back: looking forward with our cutting-edge technology and giving back to our community through events like this."
"Grimm" fans worldwide are encouraged to visit https://www.omaze.com/experiences/grimm for chances to win prizes ranging from "Grimm" props to the opportunity to hang with the cast on the set and be made into a Wesen. Direct contributions to the Grimmster Endowment can be made at: http://www.grimmgala.org/
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About OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital: OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital ranks among the nation's Best Children's Hospitals,* is one of 21 members of the Children's Oncology Group's Phase 1 and Pilot Consortium. Nationally recognized 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 plans.
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 that he is 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.
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