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Healing Hunter Foundation presents iPod Touches to young cancer patients


by: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lenore Davis-Thawley surprises Grant Jensen with a brand new iPod Touch in the cancer ward of Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Friday. The donation came from the Healing Hunter Foundation.The Beaverton-based Healing Hunter Foundation made a special delivery Friday at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.

Volunteers with the nonprofit organization delivered an Apple iPod Touch to every child battling cancer in the hospital.

The effort was sponsored by a team of supporters including Paul Stanley from the rock band KISS, celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean of Wen Hair Care, Perry’s Restaurant on Fremont and Lightning Cupcakes, a gourmet cupcake catering service created by Hunter Zen Thawley’s mother to raise money for children with cancer.by: JONATHAN HOUSE - Every patient in the cancer ward of Doernbecher Children's Hospital received a free iPod Touch from the Healing Hunter Foundation on Friday.

The Healing Hunter Foundation was formed in honor of 3-year-old Hunter Zen Thawley, who lost his battle with leukemia in March 2010. The second annual Doernbecher donation day on Sept. 21 marked what would have been Hunter’s sixth birthday.

“With the help of an Apple iPod, Hunter danced, wiggled and giggled his way through cancer treatments distracted by the music and videos he loved,” said Lenore Davis-Thawley. “With the help of many caring and generous individuals, the Healing Hunter Foundation has organized an opportunity to give the children that are now fighting this terrible disease a little distraction and entertainment of their own on a brand new iPod.”

The Healing Hunter Foundation’s mission is to bring smiles to children suffering devastating diseases, increase bone marrow and cord blood donations and assist other families dealing with childhood cancers.

For more information, visit www.healinghunterfoundation.org.



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