Hundreds Walk to End Alzheimer’s

EUGENE, Ore. — Currently more than 75,000 people in Oregon are living with Alzheimer’s, but it’s not just the lives of those suffering that are impacted by the disease. It’s estimated around 150,000 people quit their jobs to become volunteer caregivers for their loved ones. Step by step more than 400 people walk to raise … Continue reading »

Thousands Walk in Race for the Cure

EUGENE, Ore. –There wasn’t a football game Sunday, but thousands of people headed to Autzen Stadium in the morning for the annual Race or the Cure. People walked or ran along the streets of Eugene for the Susan G. Komen fundraiser run. Teams of runners were decked out from head to toe in pink for … Continue reading »

Pool Raises Money for Schools

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Employees at the Max Strauss Pool say they want to show their gratitude to the community for a great summer. On Friday, all admissions will be donated to Oklea Middle School and Laurel Elementary, which is right next door. Staff there say it’s a tremendous effort that truly illustrates the desire … Continue reading »

Firefighters Host Annual Chicken BBQ

EUGENE, Ore. — The Santa Clara Fire District couldn’t serve the community without its team of volunteer firefighters and they need funding. The crew is hosting its 56th annual Chicken Bar-B-Que on Saturday. About 750 chickens in all will be slow cooked. Also on the menu are pork and beans and coleslaw. Thirty volunteer firefighters … 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 »

CASA Fundraiser Supports Children

EUGENE, Ore. – The Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children will host a fundraiser Wednesday to help fight child abuse and neglect. Party Downtown and Red Wagon Creamery will donate 25 percent of sales to CASA as part of their Taste of Summer fundraising campaign. CASA advocates speak for a child in the courtroom, representing … Continue reading »

Interview: Relay For Life

EUGENE, Ore. — Relay For Life kicks off on Friday at Willamette High School. The Eugene event is now the sixth largest Relay For Life fundraiser in the world. It raises money to fund research for a cancer cure, and success will depend on participation. Brenda Webber, District Executive Director of the American Cancer Society, stopped … Continue reading »

Dairy Queen Delivers Ice Cream to Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — The Dairy Queen on Coburg Road is gearing up for its Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser where it donates a portion of its Blizzard earnings to the charity. On Friday, the restaurant delivered some ice cream to kids staying in the pediatric unit at Sacred Heart RiverBend. Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen was also … Continue reading »

Non-Profit Raises Money for Book

EUGENE, Ore. – A local non-profit is reaching out to the community for help and using social media to get some social change. Mobility International USA works to empower people with disabilities to achieve their social rights through international exchange and development. “It’s just an image that we don’t see very often and yet they … Continue reading »

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