High Heels For High Hopes

EUGENE, Ore.– It was a packed house as modelsĀ strutted their stuff on the catwalk for a good cause. On Wednesday night, 20 business leaders took the runway at Kendall Toyota of Eugene for the 3rd annual High Heels For High Hopes fashion show. The fundraiser raises money for March of Dimes. “I just think it’s … Continue reading »

Hundreds Turn Out to March for Babies

EUGENE, Ore. — People in Eugene joined more than 1,500 other communities around the country Saturday, taking part in the annual March for Babies. Coordinators with the March of Dimes say more than 400 people showed up at Alton Baker Park Saturday morning for the 10k and 3k walks. The mission of the nonprofit is … Continue reading »

Runway Show Benefits March of Dimes

EUGENE, Ore. — Twenty local businesswomen are hitting the runway Wednesday night to show off some fun fashions while helping a great cause. It’s all part of the second annual High Heels for High Hopes event at the Kendall Toyota showroom in Eugene. It’s a benefit for the March of Dimes. Last year, they raised … Continue reading »

March of Dimes Supporter Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — A long-time March of Dimes supporter, and this year’s chair, was awarded Monday for her work with the organization. Dorinda Dawes has been walking for March of Dimes for more than 40 years. She has been involved in Lane County High Heels for High Hopes, the Tulips for Babies, and Jeans for … Continue reading »

High Heels for High Hopes Helps Babies

EUGENE, Ore. — Local businesswomen strutted their stuff on the runway while raising money to help babies. “Somewhere around $26,000 was raised, and I tip my hat to you ladies,” said Kirsten Tu. Tu says March of Dimes helped her tremendously when her son was born premature. Fourteen women hit the catwalk at Kendall Toyota … Continue reading »

March of Dimes Celebrates 75 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization devoted to pregnancy and baby health, and their biggest fundraiser–The March for Babies–is coming up on April 27. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes, and Jan. 30 would be the 131st birthday of its founder, President Franklin D. … Continue reading »

Auction Raises $60K for Pre-term Babies

EUGENE, Ore. — The March of Dimes held its Signature Chefs Auction Tuesday night, raising $60,000. This year’s event included a cook-off between five local chefs. Two winners took home the title of top chef: SweetWaters Chef Alfredo Van Nortick and Chef Richard Balajadia from The Bridge. Competitors were given four ingredients–scallops, asparagus, capers and … Continue reading »

Chef Competition Helps March of Dimes

EUGENE, Ore. — In Oregon, one in ten babies is born premature. Tuesday night, local chefs will put their cooking skills to the test to raise money and awareness for an organization that helps preterm babies. With just four ingredients and only 15 minutes, five chefs will battle it out in a cook-off. The March … Continue reading »