Monday, August 31, 2009

Peter Facinelli - Charity signing & donation in Portland

Even though the Twilight Convention in Portland, Oregon was cancelled this past weekend it didnt deter star Peter Facinelli heading to Portland to sign autographs for fans and visit the children of Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Last night he said this in a Tweet (Via Twitlonger):

The courage I saw in the faces of these sick children is something I will never forget. Their smiles were stronger than any disease. Even the sickest of the group I met were determined that yesterday be a good day. I spent the morning with them in awe of their strength. Not only their strength but the strength of their family members supporting them. It made me very aware how much health is taken for granted. I pray they win their fight and can return home again soon.

Over $5000 was raised during the 4 - hour signing he did. He also tweeted :-

I was so affected by what I saw yesterday morning, and so inspired by those children, their families, and all who came out in support, that I have decided to personally match that $5000.00. Doernbecher's Children's Hospital will be receiving $10,000 due to our collaborative efforts this weekend.

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