For the Benefit of…

ORAWhiskeyFest NW 2014 proceeds have and will continue to help people in our community with disabilities and other life challenging conditions thanks to our friends at the Oregon Active Foundation (ORA), an Oregon 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing Adventure Therapy (AT). ORA inspires through positive emotion, challenges, community support and a connection with the natural world that refreshes the human spirit. The AT Programs undertake tasks that require perseverance, imagination, commitment and, above all, fun and excitement. Adventure therapy offers access to the essential meanings of human life, as revealed both by the natural world and on that foundation it offers an examination of how personal lives and values fit with the underlying structures of humanness.

Adventure Therapy Programs you helped support by being a part of WhiskeyFest NW’s WhiskeyTown:

Justin Carey’s trip to the Indy 500

While waiting for his school bus, 16-year old Justin Carey was struck by an intoxicated driver and laid in a ditch for 90 minutes before being found, near death. After being life-flighted to the hospital, Justin endured eight hours of surgery, and then spent several months in the ICU. Eventually, his right leg was amputated at the knee. Justin is a huge Indy Car race fan and has been active in motorsports since age 6. Oregon Active was able to surprise Justin with a week long adventure therapy trip to the Indianapolis 500 on May 20-27, 2014. In addition to attending the race, we were able  to secure exclusive access to private events, driver meet & greets, pit passes, and the opportunity to take on the infamous speedway. Thanks to the generosity of community events like WhiskeyFest NW, these dreams were made possible for Justin and he had the time of his life.

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Dare Me 4 Charity Youth Adventure

Oregon Active had the pleasure of working with Future Connect to provide an afternoon filled with fun and charity! 17 underserved youth from the Portland metropolitan area, had the opportunity to participate in Dare Me For Charity. DM4C is a reality competition show, allowing nonprofits and their supporters to engage with each other, raise money in many different ways, and have fun through the entire process. These amazing kids were able to overcome their fears and jump off a crane 40 feet in the air onto an airbag! The kids had a blast and the group bonding was incredible!

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Bungee Jumping with Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind

Oregon Active had the pleasure of working with the Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind for a day of Bungee Jumping! This amazing group leaped 191 feet off the highest legal bungee site in the United States. They might not have their sight, but they certainly have their vision. An inspiring day filled with emotion, bonding, and tears. Oregon Active would like to thank WhiskeyFest NW for making memories like these possible.

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2013 Proceeds benefitted CASA for Children of Multnomah & Washington Counties.


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Organized by The Luna Foundation, whose mission is to facilitate otherwise unavailable opportunities for children and families affected by illness or poverty through the promotion of the arts, music and events in the NW.