The Season of Giving Comes to Doernbecher Children's Hospital

11/08/00    Portland, Ore.

Assignment Editors: Here is a list of holiday activities unwrapping this season at Oregon Health Sciences University's Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Please, call for details and remember, inform us if you are coming up to cover an event so we can get photo permits signed. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. - 4-H Guide Puppies and Tree Donation
The tradition continues when 4-H brings cute and cuddly guide dog puppies-in-training to visit children in their rooms. 4-H will also donate a live tree for the entrance of Doernbecher.

Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. - Christmas Carolers
A group of Christmas carolers will deck the halls of Doernbecher with music.

Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. - Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts
Everyone in Portland knows this oldies-singing rock 'n' roll band. Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts go room-to-room to serenade children with beautiful acappella Christmas tunes.

Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. - Portland Winterhawks Deliver Teddy Bears
The Winterhawks hockey team will visit with children and surprise them with a bear donated by fans. Every year the team asks fans to throw teddy bears into the ice rink during a game at the "Teddy Bear Toss."

Dec. 15, 9 - 10:30 a.m. - Santa Internet Chats
Children at Doernbecher get a unique opportunity to video teleconference with Santa.

Dec. 15, 10 - 2 p.m. - Make-A-Wish Shopping Spree
The Make-A-Wish Foundation will display merchandise for children to select for their family. The gifts are then wrapped and given to unsuspecting parents on Christmas day.

Dec. 19, 9:30 a.m. - Teddy Bear Give Away
The East Side Athletic Club will hand out teddy bears to the children and the Cinnamon Bear will make a special appearance.

Dec. 25, 8 - 10 a.m. - Santa Comes to Doernbecher
Santa knows all Doernbecher patients have been nice this year and makes a special visit to deliver gifts.