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Community groups bring holiday cheer to OHSU Doernbecher families

Community groups, musicians, sports teams and other talent will pay a special visit to patients and families at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital this holiday season. Media are invited to attend, but to protect our fragile patients with weakened immune systems, please be sure news crews don’t have cold or flu-like symptoms. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, Dec. 8

2 p.m. Oz Characters

Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion will delight families in full costume.

Saturday, Dec. 10

10 a.m. Guide-Dog Puppies

Sightmasters guide-dog puppies and their trainers will go room to room.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

9:30 a.m. Make-A-Wish Shopping Spree

The Make-A-Wish Foundation will display merchandise for our patients to shop and select gifts. Make-A-Wish volunteers will then wrap and label the presents for delivery to family members.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

7 p.m. Portland Strings Performance

Young performers learning to play the violin will entertain visitors and patients with holiday music.

Thursday, Dec. 15

11 a.m. Portland Winterhawks

The team will sign autographs, pose for photos and pass out Winterhawks gear to patients and family members.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

11 a.m.  Spirit Mountain Casino Toy Delivery

Spirit Mountain Casino will deliver a semi-truck full of new, unwrapped toys. Last year, the casino brought 28 pallets loaded with 254 boxes of toys.

Sunday, Dec. 25

8 a.m. Santa Claus Comes to Doernbecher

Santa never forgets the children at Doernbecher and will make a special visit to deliver gifts for each patient.

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