The cast of Grimm has made Portland their home away from home while filming the NBC supernatural drama and they’ve been actively involved with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital since season one. And now Sasha Roiz (‘Captain Sean Renard’) has gone a step further in supporting the hospital by setting up The Grimmster Endowment, a fund which helps patients and their families in need of financial assistance for unexpected expenses.
“Over the past few years, my fellow cast and crew members and I have fallen in love with the city. Since Portland has given us so much, we wanted to give something back,” said Roiz. “The cast visited OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital not long after coming to Portland, and we were moved by the families, the kids and everything the hospital does to ensure that patients receive the best possible care in a supportive, family-centered environment. We also were made aware of the hospital’s areas of greatest need, which inspired us to establish the Grimmster Endowment, a patient-assistance fund that provides children and families critical support associated with uncompensated care, travel, lodging and other services integral to the care and comfort of the most vulnerable patients.”
According to NBC, fundraising for the Grimmster Endowment will begin with a “Grimm Gala” set for February 7th (sorry, fans, it’s already sold out). The fundraising event will take place at the Eastside Exchange Ballroom and all money raised will go into the Grimmster Endowment.
If you’re not lucky enough to have scored a ticket, you can still help out via a donation or by bidding on memorabilia from Grimm in an online auction running January 26 through February 4.
-By Rebecca Murray
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