Raising Colon Cancer Awareness

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Valley Cancer Institute is kicking off Relay For Life sign ups in a unique way, with an inflatable colon. March is colon cancer awareness month. The American Cancer Society says only 65% of people get colonoscopies when they should, so this colon travels the country teaching people about the dangers … 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 »

Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local school students hit the track Monday to help raise money for cancer research. For the third year in a row, McCornack Elementary in Eugene held a Relay for Life recess. The staff says it incorporates the fund raiser into its field day. Besides learning about fitness and healthy eating, students … Continue reading »

Natalie Hill Inspires Others to Live

COOS BAY, Ore. — Natalie Hill went from being a small town teenager diagnosed with cancer to a worldwide inspiration whose bucket list inspired thousands. Even though she died just over a week ago, her impact is still being felt. Saturday afternoon hundreds of friends, family members, and other fans of Hill filled the bleachers … Continue reading »

Interview: Relay for Life Results

Thousands of walkers hit the track at Willamette High School last month, walking around and around raising money for Relay for Life. Brenda Webber of the American Cancer Society joined KEZI 9 News Midday with the results on how much money it raised.

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 »

Out & About: July 26th-28th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy this weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele. Out & About Links: Lane County Fair Coos County Fair Relay for Life Fern Ridge Beef Pit BBQ Jazz Station Benefit Concert Summer in the City: Movies — “Brave” For more information on these and … 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 »

Springfield Police Buzz the Fuzz

  SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A number of Springfield police officers said goodbye to their heads of hair Monday, all in the name of a good cause. Some were definitely reluctant, but in the end about 12 Springfield Police officers shaved off their hair to raise money for the American Cancer Society. “It’s a good thing … 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 »

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