Troutdale, OR, July 23, 2013, 7:38 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The Soulful Giving Foundation will host their fourth annual Artful Giving Blanket Concert on Saturday, July 27th on the beautiful grounds of Junki and Linda Yoshida's private estate along the Sandy River in Troutdale, with KPTV-12 News and Weather Reporter Andy Carson presiding as Master of Ceremonies. Three thousand ticket holders are invited to enjoy 28 arts & craft booths, silent auction activities, delicious food from some of the finest restaurants in Portland, and an incredible musical line-up featuring: Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Mingo Fishtrap, the Monophonics, and Linda Hornbuckle & Friends.
Participating restaurants at this year's event will include: El Gaucho, Morton's, Paragon, Jamison, Davis Street Tavern, Tree's Catering, NEPO 32, Salty's, Urban Fondue, Brix Tavern, Quartet, Bumper's Grill & Bar, La Bamba and The Riverview. As an additional treat, Man-with-a-pan chef Mark Staggs will be showcasing his talent by creating blazing calamari, and Duck Pond Cellars, Widmer Brewing, K&F Coffee, Crater Lake soda and Sake One will have drinks and assorted beverages available to enjoy.
With cancer being the leading cause of death by disease among children in the U.S., this year's event will benefit the pediatric cancer unit at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel as well as the Providence Cancer Research Center. To honor the dedication of medical teams in this field, Governor Kitzhaber has issued an official proclamation designating July 27th as Children's Cancer Awareness Day. Although cure rates are increasing, close to 35% of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive and there has been an increase in cancer over the past 20 years. Doctors and scientists studying and identifying the causes and cures of childhood cancers need the public's assistance to support advances in treatment. With this in mind, the Soulful Giving Foundation encourages you to come spread your blanket under the trees and help make a difference in the lives of children and those we love.
Pre-sale general admission tickets are now available on line at www.soulfulgiving.org for $25; $35 at the door. Premium tickets (including food & beverage tokens) are $50 and VIP – $100. Parking is provided at MHCC. Downtown & west side ticketholders can catch the Cascadia Cruiser “SOUL BUS” from Portland to Troutdale for only $1. Visit our website for schedule, maps and event details.
HISTORY: The Soulful Giving Foundation exists as an Oregon non-profit organization focused on cancer research, care and treatment within the local region. Dedicated volunteers provide the ultimate commitment by managing fundraising events to unlock the potential medical cure and/or treatment for cancers. With the support of the local community, volunteers and over 1000 attendees at the 2012 Artful Giving event, the Soulful Giving Foundation board presented checks to Randall Children's Hospital, Providence's Cancer Research Center and Camp Ukandu – a camp for children living with cancer, sponsored by the American Cancer Association.
Board members and Honorary members include: Governor John Kitzhaber, Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, Secretary of State Kate Brown, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen, Metro Council President Tom Hughes, Multnomah County Sheriff Daniel Stanton, Foundation President Linda Yoshida, Judi Swift, Michelle Guthrie, Madi Deotsch, Anne Foster, Angela Fox, Erika Watson, Rod Purcell and Jamie Pemberton.
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Linda Yoshida, President
Soulful Giving Foundation