Paisley was diagnosed with Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR). Normally, urine flows from the kidneys through the ureters then into the bladder, but with VUR, instead, urine flows back into the kidneys from the bladder. Bacteria in the kidney can lead to damage over time, which may eventually lead to kidney failure. Now she is set to undergo surgery to correct VUR on May 4th. Any donations to help ease the expense that surgery, medication, and time off of work brings would be happily welcomed. Click here to support Paisley and her family.
Mark your calendars for March for Babies on Saturday, April 25th in Portland, Vancouver and Salem! Take part in the walk that saves babies from premature birth and birth defects. They’ll be the easiest steps you and your family will ever take. You’ll have fun, too! Join the millions of people who participate to support March of Dimes research and programs to give babies in our community a healthy start in life. Register today at marchforbabies.org. March for Babies is locally sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, Cambia Health Solutions and Salem Hospital.
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is where you can enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. There is nothing like the colors of tulip fields in the spring backed by Mt. Hood and surrounded by fresh country air. Bring your family (including the dog!) and your own picnic lunch or purchase food onsite and make it a day-long event. Daily wine tasting available from the Wooden Shoe Vineyards, catch a bouncy ride on our famous cow trains, and so much more. Only 45 minutes from Portland and 30 minutes from Salem. Learn more at woodenshoe.com. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, going on through May 3rd from 9am-6pm daily.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon and 10K are coming to Portland and kicking off the start of the Rose Festival on May 17! Open to runners and walkers of all fitness levels, participants enjoy high energy bands, cheer squads and entertainment throughout the course followed by an exciting finish line Headliner Concert featuring Portugal the Man! The course starts and finisher downtown at Waterfront park and features epic views of Portland! Participants will be welcomed to the finish line by the famous PDX carpet and receive a PDX carpet design finisher’s medal! All Participants receive a participant tee, goodie bag and finisher medal! Mark your calendars for May 17! This is one event you will not want to miss! Register today at runrocknroll.com.
Join the Ladybug CDH foundation for their annual 5K and 10K race at Cooks park in Tigard. The stroller-friendly race course winds through open green spaces and forested paths along the Tualatin River in Tigard's Cook Park and adjoining neighborhoods to provide a unique and fun running experience. All race participants will receive a t-shirt, medal, enjoy live music, craft beer and much more! Best of all, the proceeds from the race go to the Ladybug CDH Foundation whose mission is to help raise public awareness, fund medical research, and provide direct assistance to families in the Pacific Northwest with children affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a potentially fatal congenital birth defect that affects 1 out of 2500 children born every year. Register today to get your run on and help us help families whose lives have been impacted by CDH.
Registration is open for the It's My Ability 5k race for Autism! This second annual race raises money for Autism, but also propels a important message to embrace your abilities - whatever they may be. Click the picture for more information!