The Tarahumara Children - Courtesy of Arianne Wenk

Thank you again to Arianne for her visit and service to the Clinica this past summer.  She did a great job of shooting video footage for the TCHF of Oregon Benefit Fund-An-Item video and even took the initiative to make a couple of very cute and touching videos of the many children that she met and interacted with during her visit. Click on the following links to be taken to Youtube.  Thank you from the TCHF of Oregon:

Tarahumara Fiesta - October 2014

Thank you to Antonio in Creel for sending some pictures of the recent Fiesta.  These pictures show just how colorful the Tarahumara festivals are.  The event is filled with great food, music, dancing and other activities lasting the entire day.  We will be posting the official article from Creel as soon as we get it (TCHF of Orwegon).

2014 TCHF of Oregon Benefit Highlights

Thank you to everyone who attended our 16th Annual Benefit this past Saturday.  Once again hosted by the Riverside Golf & Country Club, the location and site preparation could not have been better.  It seems in recent years we have had nearly perfect weather and this past Saturday was no exception.  A warm and clear autumn day of 80 degrees welcomed our many friends and supporters to this beautiful location.  Thank you to new manager Paul Blaze and his entire staff for setting up and servicing a terrific evening of delicous appetizers and cocktails followed by an outstanding dinner meal

DETROIT FUNDRAISER

The Detroit committee is pleased to announce the date for it's annual dinner dance fundraiser. This year the 48th Dinner Dance is being held on October 25, 2014. Information regarding this event is listed on the events page of this website. The committee looks forward to this event each year, because it allows connections with many friends not seen throughout the year and introduces us to new friends. The evening is packed with dinner, dancing, raffles, a silent auction and the chance to connect with friends helping children and many others with the mere necessities of life.

Preserving a heritage, Ensuring a future

Imagine lives so impoverished that most of the community's children die before reaching the age of five. The children are part of a tribe of 60,000 Tarahumara Indians, who live in caves and primitive huts, with unsafe drinking water, parasites, and devastating malnutrition. Picture all this in an area of unsurpassed scenic beauty, with mountains and canyons and a rich cultural heritage - just hours from El Paso, Texas. This is the situation that Father Verplancken found when he came to Creel, Mexico in the early 1960's.