New project supports TCHF Endowment Fund

John in the ELF

John Brockamp, President of TCHF of Oregon has embarked on a new enterprise to support the TCHF Endowment Fund.  He recently purchased an ELF solar and pedal powered vehicle.  He is now selling the amazing trike, and donating the proceeds to the Endowment Fund.  He recently rode the ELF in the Portland Bridge Pedal, and is planning on making appearances at other events in the Portland area to promote the vehicle and TCHF.    For more information, visit the new website at:


Videos by Arianne Wenk

Thank you again to Arianne for her visit and service to the Clinica this past summer.  She did a great job of shooting video footage for the TCHF of Oregon Benefit Fund-An-Item video and even took the initiative to make a couple of very cute and touching videos of the many children that she met and interacted with during her visit.  Thank you from the TCHF of Oregon:


A typical day at Clinica Santa Teresita


Students raise funds for TCHF

Hello, my name is Isaac Alles. I recently put on a fundraiser with a couple of my friends to raise money for the Tarahumara Children's Hospital. We made tissue paper flowers which we sold in order to raise funds. You wrote and asked me to send a photo of our project. Here are a couple of pictures of us selling the flowers at our school, and one picture of the poster we made. Two of the photos were taken with an old cellphone, so their quality is not the best. My two friends' names are Aimee Bataglia and Meaghan Young. 

Thank you!


Oregon group loses a friend

Donald John McCullough, a pioneer member of the Oregon TCHF board, died July 8, 2010, of a heart attack while fishing on the Oregon coast. He is survived by his wife, Lana, also a member of the board, and two children Tammy and Valerie. Don’s granddaughter, Corrina, recently spent a short time as a volunteer at the Santa Teresita clinic in Creel.

Website update part 2

As part of our website update project, we have now incorporated native support for tablets and smartphones.  The website will now automatically detect the type of screen you are using and adapt the display to make it more readable and user friendly.  The new slideshow has also been updated to feature recent and upcoming news and events.    Stay tuned for further developments.