In its eighth year, Kidz Dig Rigz, a fundraising event of Kadlec Foundation, has continued to receive generous community participation around this impactful event including grossing over $95,500 from sponsorships and attendance. Attendees enjoyed climbing on and exploring all kinds of big rigs, taking monster truck rides and enjoying our partner vendors.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the success of another Kidz Dig Rigz event,” said Whitney Clark, development officer for Kadlec Foundation. “Our sponsors and attendees stepped up in a major way to provide significant funding towards pediatric equipment, programs and services for kids at Kadlec.”
Some past items purchased with event proceeds have included:
- Swaddle Sacks – to promote safe sleep for the most fragile of newborns
- Transcutaneous Monitoring System – to monitor real-time blood gases of infants in the Neonatal ICU
- Ambuascope Vein Illuminator – to ease access for draws and IVs for the tiniest veins
- Preemie Car Beds – to safely transport preemies in vehicles until they are physiologically ready for an infant car seat
- Bereavement Support – for parents and children coping with the loss of a baby in womb or after birth
- Toys, giveaways and parties – to make life a little easier for pediatric patients hospitalized during holidays and birthdays
About Kadlec Foundation
Kadlec Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) working to elevate community health by directing donor gifts to meet the health care needs of our region now and into the future through programs and services at Kadlec. Gifts stay local helping families right here in our community. Learn more at www.kadlec.org/foundation.
Kadlec is a not-for-profit health system serving residents in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon. Founded in 1944, Kadlec has a rich heritage of offering vital health services to everyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay. Kadlec has grown into a regional referral center providing primary and specialty care services for patients of all ages. Flagship services include comprehensive cardiac care, neurosurgery and neurology, neonatal and pediatrics, rural and emergency medicine. Kadlec provides rural telehealth services in partnership with clinics and hospitals in southeast Washington and northeast Oregon. Today, more than 3,500 employees work at Kadlec in the main hospital, or in primary and specialty care physician clinics throughout the region. In June, 2014, Kadlec affiliated with Providence Health & Services, now Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit health system comprised of 50 hospitals in seven states. Kadlec has joined a secular, non-religious division of Providence, sharing service-driven missions around providing care to those in need. For more information, visit www.kadlec.org.