During a philanthropic week, Cambia’s Foundation kicks in $4M for children’s health

When Oregon Health & Science University revealed yesterday it had reached the $500 million point for the Knight Cancer Challenge, it recognized several groups that helped, over the past several weeks, OHSU hit its goal.

One of those groups was Cambia Health Foundation. On Thursday, the Foundation offered more specifics of its gift.

Cambia Health Foundation gave a $4 million grant to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation in support of the Knight Cancer Challenge.

Cambia Foundation said the $4 million grant is “part of an over-the-top multi-organizational effort” that will create “The Cambia Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care” and “The Cambia Health Foundation Innovation Fund in Pediatric Palliative Care.”

The group is looking to better the lives of young patients through holistic approaches that treat serious diseases.

“By supporting innovative organizations like OHSU and the nationally recognized pediatric palliative care work of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, we’re improving the quality of life for pediatric cancer patients and their families,” said Peggy Maguire, president and board chair of the Cambia Health Foundation.

Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions. Cambia’s employees also donated an additional $1 million to the Knight Cancer Challenge in May.

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Jun 26, 2015
Andy Giegerich
Portland Business Journal

 

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