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Matt Damon honoured for cancer charity work

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Jun 11, 2014 | 8:42am EDT

Hollywood actor Matt Damon has been honoured for his charity work by bosses of the hospital where his father is receiving treatment for cancer. The Bourne star has been a regular visitor at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center since his dad Kent was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, and he has now been honoured for his support of the institution. Damon and his father were among the guests at a fundraising gala for the centre in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday night (10Jun14), and the actor was feted for his contributions. Other honourees at The One Hundred event included Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper and Valerie Harper, who is battling cancer herself. Damon tells the Boston Herald, "I started coming (to the cancer centre) for my dad. It's a really uplifting night. I leave here feeling better about the road we're on. And as long as they keep this handsome gentleman feeling good, I'll come. It's fun."

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