The cast and crew of NBC’s Friday night hit, Grimm, have become deeply attached to their production home, Portland, Oregon – so much so that they have created the Grimmster endowment for Portland’s OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
The endowment is to be used to provide ‘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.’
A fundraising event – called the ‘Grimm Gala’ has already sold out, but fans of the show are ‘to support the endowment by making a donation or by participating in an exclusive online auction of memorabilia from the show. ”
Comcast/NBC have completely underwritten the Grimm Gala so that all fund raised will go directly to the Grimmster Endowment. Follow the jump for details.
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Fans Invited to Contribute to Endowment and Participate in Online Auction
PORTLAND, Ore. – Jan. 21, 2015 – The cast and crew of NBC’s hit TV drama “Grimm,” which is set and filmed in Portland, Oregon, are supporting OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital with the establishment of the Grimmster Endowment.
“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, who plays Captain Sean Renard on “Grimm.” “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.”
Fundraising efforts for the endowment will kick off with the “Grimm Gala” at the Eastside Exchange Ballroom on Feb. 7. Comcast and NBCUniversal are underwriting the cost of the event so that all proceeds will go directly to the Grimmster Endowment. The gala is sold out.
“Grimm” fans are encouraged to support the endowment by making a donation or by participating in an exclusive online auction of memorabilia from the show. The auction is open to the public and will run from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4. Bids can be placed at grimmgala.doernbecherfoundation.org. Online auction items include the Volcanalis eye from episode 218, Monroe and Rosalee’s cake topper and wedding invitation from episode 322, and drawings from the “Grimm” book, among other items from seasons one through four.
Event Social Media Information
Event Hashtag: #grimmgives
Grimm Social Media:
Twitter and Instagram: @NBCGrimm
Comcast Social Media: Twitter: @comcastorswwa
“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.
About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report; is one of 21 members of the Children’s Oncology Group’s Phase 1 and Pilot Consortium; and ranks 39th for NIH awards to children’s hospitals and university-affiliated departments of pediatrics. Nationally recognized physicians and nurses provide a full range of specialty and subspecialty care to tens of thousands of children annually, resulting in more than 200,000 discharges, surgeries, transports and outpatient visits 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.
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