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NBC’s Hit Drama ‘Grimm’ Set to Help Portland’s OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital with ‘Grimm Gala’

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NBC’s “Grimm” cast and crew have been preparing for more than just the weekly filming of their hit TV show, both set and filmed in Portland, Oregon. They’ve also been preparing to host the “Grimm Gala” on Feb. 7, 2015, benefitting OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and presented by Comcast and NBCUniversal.

“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,” Sasha Roiz said, 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, kids, and everything the hospital does to ensure 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. Because of this, we were inspired 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.”

The “Grimm Gala,” which is sold out, will take place at the Eastside Exchange Ballroom on Feb. 7, 2015. Comcast and NBCUniversal are underwriting the costs of the event so that all donations go directly to the Grimmster Endowment.

The evening will feature exclusive auction items such as: a group visit to the “Grimm” set and a dinner with members of the cast. Also, Nike has generously designed and donated one-of-a-kind shoes to be auctioned at the event. They are designed by Tinker Hatfield, Vice President of Creative Concepts for Nike, and are customized after five characters from the show. In addition to the shoes, customized Nike outerwear will be available only at the event.

“Grimm” fans are encouraged to make a donation at grimmgala.doernbecherfoundation.org, and their collective amount will be announced the evening of the event. The public can also participate in an online auction that is open from January 26 – February 4, 2015 on the website. Online auction items include the Volcanalis eye from episode 218, Monroe & 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
Facebook: facebook.com/NBCGrimm
Tumblr: http://grimmnbc.tumblr.com/

Comcast Social Media:
Twitter: @comcastorswwa

About “Grimm”

“Grimm” is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ set of fairy tales. After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovers he’s 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,* 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 their university-affiliated Department 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 annually 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.

* U.S. News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals
** Children’s Hospital Association

About Comcast Corporation:

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About NBCUniversal:

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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