Heroes for Kids

When John and Anna Canzano founded the Bald-Faced Truth Foundation in 2009 their mission was to help kids.  And now, some 14,000 smiling faces later, we get the privilege of honoring this commitment.  They were recently named as one of this year’s Portland Adventist Hospital Foundation’s Heroes of the Heart Nominees.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14th at the Portland Art Museum from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  In addition, to the Honorees, six-time Grammy Award Winner Amy Grant will be the featured guest.  A few seats may still be available call 503-251-6197 for more information.

In a world where celebrities are using their voices to promote themselves – it is refreshing that these local celebrities not only use their voices to help others, but their resources as well.   From football camps to piano lessons, they have provided scholarships for families with financial limitations and have literally changed the trajectory of local young lives.  We want to congratulate them upon this well-deserved recognition and thank them for their commitment to making a difference in our most precious asset – our children.

Speaking of kids – let’s help our community’s Davis Park get some special help from the Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health, three parks have been nominated in Oregon.  One in Dalles, one in Redmond and our own Davis Park and now it is time to vote!   Go to WWW.NBA.com/Blazers/Assist  and vote and then share it with friends and neighbors.   Our kids need safe spaces to enjoy the great outdoors and this would give a much needed upgrade to a local park.  The challenge is on…get out and vote!

Another simple way to help our local kids with no cash out of your pocket, is a spin around the block in a brand-new Ford vehicle.  This Saturday is Drive 4 UR School here at Gresham Ford and for just a quick, no pressure test drive, Ford Motor Company will donate $20, up to $8,000 for the day!  So, get your hat and glasses (it’s going to be a gorgeous day), come down to Gresham Ford between 10am-4pm, this Saturday (tomorrow) and support our local kids!  Centennial Football, Sam Barlow Senior All Night Party and Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School!! Vroom!  Vroom!!