OHSU Massive Donor Revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Columbia Sportswear founder revealed her soft side. Gert Boyle confirmed she was the anonymous donor who gave $100 million to the Oregon Health and Science University for cancer research. Boyle says she slipped the OHSU leader a note in June about the donation. “Then he called Phil, and I talked to … Continue reading »

Relay for Life Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of local residents are fighting back against cancer this weekend as part of the Relay for Life. Organizers say there were about 5,000 participants this year at the 22nd Relay for Life in Eugene. The 24-hour event started Friday afternoon and wrapped up Saturday. People walking around the track at Willamette High … Continue reading »

Many Birthday Cards Mailed to Sick Boy

FOXBORO, Mass. (CNN) — There was a big birthday-eve party on Thursday for little Danny Nickerson, who’s battling cancer. The boy got more mail delivered to his hometown post office than all of Foxboro, Massachusetts combined. Boxes and boxes full of birthday cards, all for the boy with the rare inoperable brain tumor who turns … Continue reading »

Riding Beyond Helps Cancer Survivors

ASHLAND, Ore. — An equine therapy program is helping people ride beyond cancer.  Riding Beyond uses a horse to help cancer survivors or people in recovery to reconnect with the world. It’s common during the recovery period for people to not want to be touched or be around others, but trainers for Riding Beyond said … Continue reading »

Tumor Hater Gives Check to Young Girl

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local nonprofit charity called Tumor Hater, hopes to take some pressure off the family of a young girl suffering from a rare disorder. On Tuesday, the nonprofit organization gave a check for nearly $7,000 to a 5-year-old girl named Madison Branaugh, who suffers from Neurofibromatosis. After months of online sales and a … Continue reading »

Groundbreaking For New Cancer Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Western Oregon will soon be the home to a new facility dedicated to cancer prevention and treatment. Samaritan Health Services is building a $12 million, 24,000 square-foot facility in Corvallis.  On Monday afternoon, about 100 people gathered on site to break ground for the new project. “This will allow our patients to have … Continue reading »

Yard Sale Proceeds Help Kids with Cancer

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 10,000 kids will be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Saturday, a Eugene Boy Scout troop tackled the disease with a yard sale. Troop 182 organized the yard sale in Eugene and they’re donating 100 percent of the proceeds to a non-profit called Gamerosity, which … Continue reading »

Swimming for a Cause

EUGENE, Ore. — A Portland man will be in Eugene Monday to take on a challenging task. He plans to swim the entire length of the Willamette River. The swim starts at Alton Baker Park and goes to the Columbia River–that’s 184 miles. It’s never been done before. Dean Hall will attempt it to inspire … Continue reading »

New Corvallis Cancer Center

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A year from now, Samaritan Health Services hopes to be opening its new cancer center in Corvallis. The center will be an expansion of the already existing Regional Cancer Center near the hospital. Samaritan says it expects to start construction this summer. The $12 million facility will provide a central location for … Continue reading »

Fighting Cancer with Friends

SALEM, Ore. — When Ryan Bendel and his mother think back on that trip to Florida so many years ago, all they remember are the good times. Never mind that it was paid for by the Make-a-Wish Foundation and that Ryan was suffering from his second bout with brain tumors. At the time, they didn’t … Continue reading »

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