Relay for Life Fundraiser Goal on Track

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene and Springfield residents rallied for the cause last weekend for Relay for Life. Now that clean-up is complete, the focus now shifts to the numbers. Preliminary reports show this relay is right on track. Walkers came by the hundreds–survivors, families, local companies, and ordinary people–with an extraordinary goal: to find a … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Directs Relay For Life Funds

EUGENE, Ore. — The sixth largest Relay for Life event in the world takes place in Eugene on Friday. Hundreds of participants will circle around the track at Willamette High School to raise money for cancer research. Rich Truett, President and Chief Operating Officer of Bi-Mart in Eugene, has been walking at the Eugene-Springfield Relay for Life … Continue reading »

Dutch Bros Kick Cancer Day

EUGENE, Ore. – Wednesday a cup of coffee can help find a cure for cancer. It’s Dutch Bros Kick Cancer Day. All drinks are just $2. The money raised will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Kristin Salliday, with the American Cancer Society, stopped by KEZI 9 News this Morning to discuss … Continue reading »

Cancer Prevention Study-3 Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — The American Cancer Society kicked off its Cancer Prevention Study-3 campaign in the Eugene-Springfield area, Wednesday. It’s the first time in the Pacific Northwest was invited to take part in a long-term study to better understand what’s causing cancer and what prevents it. Anyone between the ages of 30-65 years old and … Continue reading »

Cancer Cure Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene’s Health and Fitness Director is taking health and fitness one step further; his mission to get rid of cancer. Steve Auferoth, 58, is the Eugene’s Health and Fitness Director and teaches classes and inspires healthy life styles. Healthy city employees translates to fewer doctor visits, meaning savings on … Continue reading »

Interview: Cancer Prevention Study

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s still a chance to be part of a unique opportunity to help find a cure for cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 is a long term study tracking participants over the next 25 to 30 years. The study’s goal is to understand what causes cancer and what can be … Continue reading »

Cancer Survivors Share Stories

EUGENE, Ore. — Cancer victims across the country celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday. Survivors in Eugene came together at the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute to share their struggles. One cancer survivor, David Williams, knows struggle. “I was only five years old at the time and there was a table setting for my mom and … Continue reading »

Nike to End Partnership with Livestrong

(CNN) — Nike is ending its partnership with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong charity. A statement by Nike said it will stop producing new Livestrong products after the 2013 holiday season. Livestrong issued a statement thanking Nike for helping to raise “more than $100 million to advance the foundation’s mission.” Nike will continue to support Livestrong by … Continue reading »

Basics of Breast Cancer

(CNN) — Actress Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy after learning she had a mutation in a gene that increases the risk of breast cancer. But only a small fraction of women develop breast cancer because of genetic miswiring. Most can take less drastic steps to help prevent the disease. About 5 percent or … Continue reading »

Mammogram Types Explained

(CNN) — Most experts say mammograms are the best way to catch breast cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, regular mammograms are the best tools in early prevention and in some situations can detect cancer up to three years, before a lump can be felt. According to the CDC guidelines, women should have … Continue reading »

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