Last Wednesday, we hosted a table at the Clackamas Children’s Center Champion for Children Luncheon at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.

More than 400 participants gathered to support the Center as they help the vulnerable children of our county.

Tracy Barry, of KGW NewsChannel 8, was a delightful Master of Ceremonies.

The Center’s director, Tonia Hunt, spoke of the purpose and mission of the Center as a safe place for children to receive the most skilled help. It was heartbreaking to hear that there are times when the Center must turn children to other sources of help (emergency rooms, pediatricians, etc.) due to the size limitations of their facility. Because of this, the Center has aggressively campaigned to raise money to enlarge the facility, and in turn, help more children.

Women look on as they hear the news that last month alone, the Center served 68 children.

Dr. Wendy Bourg Ransford spoke to the group regarding the importance of supporting the women who in turn support the children as they recover.

And then there were the cakes. . .

Market of Choice proudly makes and donates a different cake for each table. They were as delicious as they were beautiful.

We were happy to help in our small way. Please consider joining our table next year.