The cast of NBC’s hit dramatic series Grimm has adopted Portland as their home away from home, taking the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital under their wing and throwing their considerable support toward helping to raise money for the hospital’s young patients and their families. On February 7, 2015 the Grimm cast hosted the first “Grimm Gala,” a fundraising event to establish the Grimmster Endowment for the Children’s Hospital. According to NBC, more than $310,000 was raised through the sold-out event and via an online auction that raised $12,248 as well as additional online donations that totaled $3,632. And fans of Grimm are still able to donate at grimmgala.doernbecherfoundation.org.
NBCUniversal and Comcast covered the Gala’s expenses so that funds raised could go directly toward the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital via the Grimmster Endowment. The Endowment will help provide “children and families critical support associated with uncompensated care, travel, lodging, and other services.”
“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 Sasha Roiz (‘Captain Sean Renard’). “The cast visited OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital not long after coming to Portland, and we were moved by the families, kids, and everything the hospital does to ensure patients receive the best possible care in a supportive, family-centered environment.”
-By Rebecca Murray
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