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PATRONS | Spring 2018 10 PROGRESS NOTES T he Hunt family's support of Torrance Memorial Medical Center is three generations in the making. It's where Donald George Hunt received care before he passed away at age 96. It is where two of his grandsons were born and where his daughter- in-law was a longtime employee. e sister of Donald's wife, Priscilla, also received cancer treatments there. To say thanks for decades of compassionate care, this past fall, Priscilla Hunt announced a $22 million gift to help fund the renovation of the North Patient Tower—renamed the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Tower. e Hunt family gift will also go toward funding advancements at the Radiation Oncology department, renamed the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Radiation Oncology Center. e Hunt family's total financial commitment to Torrance Memorial now stands at $34 million—the second largest family gift in the more than 90-year history of the medical center. "As one of 10 children, I learned the importance and grace of sharing. We had one doll, whose eyes opened and closed, and we shared that single doll. I haven't forgotten those lessons and pass them along to my children and grandchildren," says Priscilla, who emigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1953 and seven years later became an American citizen. "Sharing our good fortune so others receive the wonderful care Torrance Memorial has provided our family was as natural as sharing that single doll in my youth." Priscilla's late husband, Donald, founded South Bay-based Hunt Enterprises, a real estate company whose portfolio includes more than 4,000 residential units, industrial buildings, shopping centers, storage facilities and a 39-acre shipping container transfer facility in the Port of Los Angeles. "Fueling the spirit of giving is what our contribution to Torrance Memorial is all about. For our family, it's growing up around the values of giving back and demonstrating those values through action," says Ryan Moore, Priscilla's grandson, who was born at Torrance Memorial. Ryan is the former Los Angeles scholarship chapter chairman at his alma mater, the University of Southern California (USC). As part of their gift, the Hunt family funds TrueBeam™ technology used in the Hunt Radiation Oncology Center. TrueBeam HUNT FAMILY EXPRESSES THANKS THROUGH HISTORIC $22 MILLION GIFT FOR PAST AND FUTURE CARE. All in the Family Priscilla Hunt and Family

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