Portland, Ore.—The Dougy Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Hearts in Nature Photo Contest, sponsored by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Pro Photo Supply. Proceeds from the campaign will support the mission and work of The Dougy Center, which provides support services for hundreds of grieving children and families in Oregon. 

The Hearts in Nature Photo Contest kicks off on Friday, Feb. 13 and continues through March 13. The online contest is being conducted on the Facebook pages of Regence, Pro Photo Supply and The Dougy Center. 

“The Dougy Center is able to fulfill its mission to serve families and children in our community thanks to the support of individuals and businesses like Regence and Pro Photo Supply.  We are honored to be the beneficiary of this creative and heartfelt campaign and we are confident that residents of Oregon will show the generosity for which they are known by participating in Hearts in Nature,” said Donna Schuurman, Ed.D, FT, chief executive officer of The Dougy Center.

About the Hearts in Nature Photo Contest

  • To enter the contest, individuals can visit one of three Facebook pages – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, The Dougy Center or Pro Photo Supply—and post their best original photo of a heart in nature. Photos must feature heart shaped elements of nature.
  • After submitting photos, contestants are asked to spread the word by encouraging their friends and family to vote for their favorite photo, and share the campaign through their own Facebook and Twitter accounts. For each vote received, Regence will donate $5 to The Dougy Center. Voting closes at midnight on March 13.
  • Winners will be announced on all of the organizations’ Facebook pages on March 23. Pro Photo Supply will provide $150, $100, and $50 gift cards to the first, second and third place winners as well as a framed print copy of their winning entry.

“As a nonprofit, Regence is committed to supporting organizations that provide vital services across Oregon and Southern Washington. We’re proud to be long-time supporter of The Dougy Center, and are pleased to join with Pro Photo Supply to support children and families in our community,” said Angela Dowling, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. 

“Oregonians are known for their love of nature and their love of community and we look forward to seeing their passion come to life during this campaign,” said Jon Combs, sales and marketing manager for Pro Photo Supply. “Pro Photo Supply is proud to partner with Regence to support one of the most recognized and respected nonprofits in our community.”

About The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death can share their experiences. Locally, The Dougy Center serves over 450 children and 300 adult family members each month with peer support groups in Portland, Hillsboro and Canby. Through the National Center for Grieving Children & Families, The Dougy Center also provides information and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. The Dougy Center does not charge for its support services, and relies solely on the generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations.