SHOC just received notification from OHSU that it has been made an associate of the President's Society. Membership into this society recognizes the special partnership between the SHOC Foundation and the university. As a member of this society, SHOC is invited to partake in special OHSU events, receive recognition in published OHSU materials, and have availability to exclusive communication and interaction with OHSU personnel, scholars and other influential leaders.
Associate members are recognized as “donors whose vision and generosity is driving OHSU into the future of limitless possibility…
…President’s Society members are fueling achievement and innovation, advancing the frontiers of health and science, transforming technology, expanding educational opportunities, promoting public service, and fostering investment in the health of the region and all who live there.”
The SHOC Foundation is currently a Bronze Medallion level donor. Over the past four years, SHOC has donated $223,000 in restricted cash gifts. This means the money SHOC donates goes straight into the gynecologic laboratory of Dr. Tanje Pejovic at the Knight Cancer Institute. Medallion levels are determined by gifts donated over a lifetime. Entering into its fifth fiscal year, SHOC is only $27,000 away from becoming a Silver Medallion level donor. At the rate SHOC is going, the foundation will likely move to the Silver Medallion level by next summer!
For all of her adult life, Sherie has hosted Thanksgiving dinner at her home for all of her family to enjoy. It's never been too much work because she loves it. Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday!
Though her health did not allow her to prepare for the big day this year, having Thanksgiving at her home was still going to happen. Her kids, Rich and Ashley, willingly took the reigns to prepare for a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday. Rich masterfully prepared a superb sage-infused buttered turkey roasted to perfection while Ashley prepared several Mom-approved side dishes and pumpkin pie to add to the scrumptious potluck feast! And though Sherie's appetite is sparse, she promised to try at least one bite of everything. As it turned out, she really enjoyed the stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a small sliver of pumpkin pie!
Her Thanksgiving was very peaceful and relaxing.
In total, 16 family members congregated under one roof to celebrate life and give thanks for all that has been given. Several heartfelt toasts were given and a few tears shed. For such a large party of guests, the evening was rather intimate.
Thanksgiving for the Hildreth's this year was extra special and will never be forgotten.
The Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer (SHOC) Foundation is a 100% volunteer operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since its founding in 2005 by Sherie Hildreth, the SHOC Foundation has donated $650,000 to support Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer research at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institutie located in SW Portland. OHSU is the only facility of its kind in the state of Oregon.