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From supporting cancer patients to helping someone achieve medical fitness; your donation can change a life, save a life and help us build a healthy community.

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Welcome to Mid-Columbia Health Foundation

Celilo Cancer Center Fund - Sandra's Story

Our Celilo Cancer Center Fund is used to benefit patients directly.  Donations are used to help patients purchase wigs, to assist with transportation issues and to help pay for prescriptions.  Donations from donors are also used to provide massage and other alternative therapies as well as for survivorship celebrations.  Whatever the need, donations from people like you really do help!  We are proud to utilize gifts of every size, from donors of every age to help patients at Celilo.  This is a story about one of our very youngest donors; Sandra.

Sandra's StorySandra is almost 7 and for someone her age, she's seen a lot of cancer.  The grandmother of her friend, a young man in her community, a teacher at her school and in Sandra's words, "the lady who helped me get out of my mom's tummy."  In a small town like Sandra's that's a lot of people.

Cancer was weighing heavy on Sandra's mind.  As she and her friend jumped on the trampoline one day they decided to pretend they were singing in a hospital "for people with cancer and heart attacks."  And that gave Sandra an idea.  She wanted to do something to help cancer patients so she began drawing silhouettes for her friends for 25 cents each.  She wanted to donate the money she earned to the Celilo Cancer Center Fund.  Sandra's parents couldn't be more proud.  They sent in the money she raised, along with a donation of their own to help the patients at Celilo Cancer Center.

You can join young Sandra and the team at Celilo Cancer Center in their efforts to help cancer patients.  It many not seem like much, but to those receiving assistance it means the word.  Please click the DONATE NOW button to make your donation to the Celilo Cancer Center Fund.

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Randy Rood Memorial Scholarship - Investing in Our Future

In the last 11 years the Randy Rood Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to 119 students.  Roughly 10 students are selected each year for this scholarship which is designed to to provide support to local graduates who might not otherwise be able to make college a reality.  Students selected for the Randy Rood Memorial Scholarship remain eligible for four years to the tune of $2,500 per year. Some of our recipients are now nurses, writers, teachers, mechanics, personal trainers and a hair stylist, just to name a few.  And many of them contribute to the scholarship fund in hopes of helping others.  You can help us reach even more local students.  Simply click the donate now button.

Mikaela Hernandez"Your generous support is helping me fulfill a lifelong dream of going to college.  One day I will help future recipients of this scholarship achieve their goals, just as you have helped me." ~ Mikaela Hernandez ~ Randy Rood Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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 To make your donation over the phone please call 541-296-7275.  Mail donations to Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, 1700 E 19th Street, The Dalles, OR  97058 or click here to donate online.

For more information on any of our projects, programs or events please contact us at 541-296-7275 or email

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