Be The Match Holds Drive at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you had the opportunity to save someone’s life, would you? What if you were potentially the only person who had that ability? On Wednesday, Be The Match held a drive at Oregon State University to register adults for the program. After filling out paperwork, volunteers swabbed their cheeks with cotton swabs. … Continue reading »

Letters Encourage Boy with Cancer

EUGENE, Ore. — A young boy is fighting the fight of his life right now–his third bout with brain cancer. Brandon Smith isn’t giving up. His wish now is to simply receive words of encouragement. Letters are now arriving every day, lighting up Brandon’s world. Brandon looks forward to letters and cards, along with the small … Continue reading »

Colonoscopies Saves Lives

MONROE, Ore. — Debra lives out in Monroe in a home she and her husband built, surrounded on either side by loved ones, but she knows her situation could have ended up very different. “We had a family friend who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 in October, and he was really young and really … Continue reading »

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 »

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