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Organizers Todd and Leslie McCabe have nonetheless raised thousands for the family in need.

PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Children participate in an egg hunt in Sherwood in 2004.After being postponed from the Easter season to May 31, the 2020 Egg Hunt for Hope fundraiser has now been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Egg Hunt for Hope at Sherwood High School was planned to benefit the family of Julian Bridges, a 2-year-old battling neuroblastoma, a form of brain cancer. This was to be the 14th annual benefit, organized and sponsored by the McCabe Real Estate Group.

Leslie McCabe said organizers have still been raising money online for the family and received an outpouring of support.

"We did a quick fundraiser for Easter selling some of our stuffed eggs and raised $2,650 in less than 24 hours," McCabe said. "That made my heart happy as it went right into the family's Venmo account."

Leslie and Todd McCabe started the Egg Hunt for Hope in 2007, a couple years after organizing the Sherwood Relay for Life, a cancer fundraiser.

The 2020 Egg Hunt for Hope was originally scheduled for April 11. It was postponed due to the coronavirus, in the hopes that it could be held May 31. However, uncertainty over when Oregon will begin to relax social distancing measures and whether it will be safe to hold such an event by then led to its cancellation.

The McCabes hope to bring back the Egg Hunt for Hope in 2021 and keep the event going.

By Mark Miller
Washington County Editor
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