As part of "Ronan's Day of Love," volunteers performed acts of kindness, including donating toys to Randall Children's Hospital. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
Thursday was a day filled with love – to honor a young boy who died from cancer.
Ronan Thompson passed away from neuroblastoma five years ago, and in his honor, his family started a foundation.
Every year on his birthday – which was Thursday – volunteers spend the day performing acts of kindness, such as putting money in parking meters or handing out flowers. They also brought donated toys to Randall Children's Hospital.
One volunteer Fox 12 spoke with hopes this tradition of giving is something she passes on to her children.
"I like to hope, I like to think we are raising a new generation of just kind, young people that know what it's like to give and how good that feels because I know how good I feel giving things and not expecting anything in return and that's kind of what we're trying to pass on to him," said Jen Tate, who was donating toys.
The foundation is also holding a 5K run in September, and the money raised goes toward funding a neuroblastoma research and care center.
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