Interview: End the Silence Breakfast

EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace of Eugene works to get the word out about domestic violence, and the community is listening. You can help raise awareness and funding for services to empower women by attending the “End the Silence Breakfast,” coming up Wednesday. It’s an opportunity to show support as well as to learn about Womenspace. … Continue reading »

Students Fundraise for Belize Trip

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A group of Springfield High School students are collecting gently used items to help fundraise a trip to Belize. The traveler’s club is partnering with Goodwill for the fundraiser. It’s collecting anything from clothing to furniture and electronics. The group goes on a trip every two years and for many of these … Continue reading »

Interview: Pearl Buck Center

EUGENE, Ore. — The Pearl Buck Center is getting ready for one of its biggest fundraisers, to help some of its smallest clients. The annual Benefit Breakfast is this Friday. The center primarily offers services to those with developmental disabilities. Dena Amend, Pearl Buck’s Development Director, joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 … Continue reading »

Rewarding Kids for Donating Toys

EUGENE, Ore.– Local children got a reward for giving to Toys for Tots Sunday. Anyone donating a toy got to take a ride in a fire truck or a police car. It’s an annual fundraiser for Toys for Tots and brings together police and fire departments from Eugene, Springfield, and Oakridge. The event’s not only … Continue reading »

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 »

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