CFM and Guests Donate to Kids’ Health Centers

CFM Senior Account Executive Ashley Sherrick and Wayne Paige from Wave One at the CFM Fall CrushA donation of $500 was contributed last week to two Portland-area children's health programs by guests attending the CFM Fall Crush 2010, a client appreciation event. The firm chipped in to help make the total gift.

An occasional event, the Fall Crush was held this year to observe CFM's 20th anniversary, as well as celebrate the firm's new name – CFM Strategic Communications.  "We also toasted our new website, logo and five new blogs," said CFM Partner Gary Conkling. "It was fitting we held the Crush in our newly renovated office space where we plan to be for quite some time."

Attendees included clients, family members and old friends. "It was great to see and talk with clients with whom we work every day as well as friends we've made over the last two decades," said CFM Partner Dave Fiskum.

The donations made by attendees were split between the Children's Center of Clackamas County and the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children.

Based in Oregon City, the nonprofit Children's Center is Clackamas County's response to child abuse, offering support to children and families in cases of suspected physical or sexual abuse, neglect, drug endangerment or for those who have witnessed violence. The Center for Medically Fragile Children is a live-in facility on the Portland Providence campus. It provides support to children with profound disabilities and complex medical needs.