Why We Give

Gary and Linda PopeThankful for the gift of life

From a very young age, Gary Pope has been a saver. "I don't have a lot of needs," he says. "If the TV works, the car starts and I have food, everything else is a plus."
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Douglas and Heather GreeneA win-win-win

Fueled by their desire to help others, Douglas and Heather Greene's generosity has touched many diverse organizations, including Legacy Health. They recently made two significant contributions to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center — a $60,000 charitable gift annuity for a scholarship fund and a $500,000 transformational pledge to the Breast Health Center.
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Dorothea BeckwithA change-maker

For more than 25 years, Dorothea Beckwith was there for families during some of their most worrisome days. As a volunteer in the intensive care unit at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, she signed visitors in so they could be with their loved one.
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MertensChanging lives

For Jill and Dave Mertens, giving back to their community comes naturally. "We grew up in families where — by example — we were taught to serve, whether it's serving through giving dollars or time," Dave says.
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June Wiyrick FloresMaking a difference

As June Wiyrick Flores toured Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, she imagined how much easier her husband's hospital experience as a teenager would have been if this family-focused setting existed. When Brian Flores was 16, he was diagnosed with a golf ball-size brain tumor.
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Will and Sherry RosenfeldPassing on the love

Will and Sherry Rosenfeld feel a strong connection with their neighborhood hospital. Will, a fifth-generation Oregonian, was born in the Wilcox Building of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center; his father was born there, too.
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Tom CauthersGiving with a plan in his heart

Tom Cauthers is no stranger to cancer. His wife, Margaret, passed away in 2008 from lung cancer, his younger brother succumbed to male breast cancer and he continues to have recurring bouts of skin cancer.
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