The Tarahumara Children’s Hospital Fund (TCHF) of Oregon is pleased to announce our 16th Annual Benefit will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at the Riverside Golf & Country Club.
"Save the Date" - TCHF of Oregon 16th Annual Benefit Dinner
We are pleased to announce our 16th annual Benefit Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Once again, the event will be held at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon located at 8104 N.E. 33rd Drive. Official invitations will be sent in August but you can also contact us here now at the information shown on the "contact" tab to sign up now and/or to be added to our mailing list.
Thank you again to all of the schools and students for participating in our annual TCHF Art Contest. The deadline for submissions was April 18. The theme this year was "The Ascension" and as always the submissions were excellent and made the judging tough for the panel of 4.
*The following article is a brief update from American college student and soon-to-be graduate of Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, PA, Arianne Wenk.
Hello, and thank you for your interest in our unique, handmade rustic trellises. Crafted by local artisans in Happy Valley, Oregon from native branches, these durable and attractive trellises will be the perfect addition to your yard or garden. Ideal for supporting plant growth or just as useful as a decorative item.
Thank you again to all of our patrons and supporters from around the world for partnering with us on our 2013 Fund-An-Item project at the Clinica St. Teresita in Creel, Mexico.
The TCHF of Oregon recenly held their second annual Poker Party in early January. This was one of our sign up items from the Benefit back in October and we were excited to welcome 21 ready and rarin' to go poker players. Hosted by TCHF of Oregon Board Members, friends and family members in a beautiful house located on Mt. Scott in Happy Valley overlooking Portland.
Once again, we will be holding our 3rd Annual Art Contest for grade school students enrolled in Catholic parish schools in the state of Oregon. This contest will be held during the Easter 2014 season and the theme will be the "The Ascension".
* The deadline for entering the contest is April 18, 2014 and the winners will be announced on May 16, 2014. *
"Thank You" to everyone who attended our 15th Annual Benefit on Saturday, October 5th. We were pleased to have a full house and appreciated the strong attendance of over 200 smiling faces. We want to especially thank the TCHF Board Members for their dedication in setting up and running this event and we want to thank Father Guillermo, Mission Director from Creel, Mexico and Father David Ungerleider, Liaison and Advisor from Tijuana for making the trip to update us on the current conditions and to assist in the appeal for this Benefit.
NOTE: We are posting this entry on behalf of our friends and colleagues in Creel.
The local community recently celebrated the Santa Teresita Feast Day. These pictures give a very good sense of the Tarahumara people, how they dress and the area in which they live. Santa Teresita is the patron saint of the Clinic in Creel. Thank you to Antonio for sending the pictures for us to post: