Relay for Life Reaches Goal

EUGENE, Ore. — The Relay for Life Eugene-Springfield met its goal of raising $683,000. Nearly 8,000 people walked in this year’s event, about 2,000 more than last year. A majority of the money will go towards cancer research, developing treatment and saving lives. “When the relays make their goal we get to fund all of … Continue reading »

Relay For Life Raises More Than $600,000

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend’s Relay for Life was a huge success. Ours is the eighth largest Relay for Life fundraiser in the world. Even though the Willamette High School track is almost clean, you’ll still find remnants of the event, like a vehicle and two workers who are still picking up tiny pieces of … Continue reading »

Relay for Life’s Devoted Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — A tribute to the hard work and dedication of local Relay for Life volunteers. The 24-hour event, with more than 8,000 participants, wrapped up Saturday, but we found two volunteers still cleaning up the track at Willamette High School Monday morning. Kristie Reeser, the logistics chair, started setting up for the event … Continue reading »

Mascot World Record Falls Short

EUGENE, Ore. — The challenge was simple on Saturday afternoon: Gather as many mascots into a public place and hope to break a record that is currently held by Germany. The record is 166 mascots in a public place. Mascot’s came from all over, including Mother Goose, Smokey the Bear, Chester the Cheetah, Sluggo, and … Continue reading »

The Stories of Relay for Life

EUGENE, Ore. — Sandee Loewy is now nearly a 20-year survivor of thyroid cancer. “I was told that I would only have 10 years to live and go do whatever, but I am here now 15 to 18 years later and I am just fine. Cancer free,” said Loewy. Relay for Life holds a special … Continue reading »

Relay For Life Brings Magic

EUGENE, Ore. — Staring Friday night, a huge community event to raise money for cancer research will get under way. While nearly 3,000 people are registered, coordinators expect more than twice that for this year’s event. Organizers and participants agree there’s always magic in the air during Relay for Life. This year they wanted to … Continue reading »

Learning the Cancer Journey

EUGENE, Ore. — Relay for Life raises awareness and money for cancer treatment and research, but the event is also an opportunity to learn about the journey and struggle of cancer victims and survivors. The Willamette Valley Cancer Institute set up several stations with games for people to play so they could get a better … Continue reading »

Crews Set Up for Relay for Life

EUGENE, Ore. — The sun beamed down on Wolverine Stadium Wednesday afternoon as crews transformed Willamette High School’s football field and track into a stage for theĀ 2012 Relay for Life. “We’re ahead of schedule,” says Kristen Salladay, one of the event’s organizers. “They’re setting up the stage today and all the big tents are set … Continue reading »

Dutch Bros. “Dollar Day” Helps Charity

EUGENE, Ore. — Dutch Bros. Coffee is holding its “Dollar Day” promotion at all its Eugene coffee stands Wednesday. All 16 ounce drinks are just one dollar, and all proceeds from the day’s sales go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which takes place in Eugene Friday, July 27. The promotion is available … Continue reading »

Relay For Life Recruits Mascots to Break World Record

EUGENE, Ore. — Relay for Life is looking for mascots of any kind to help raise money, awareness and, hopefully, break a world record. The challenge is to fit the most mascots in one place. The current record is 166 and was set in Germany. So Derek Zinser and the Relay for Life team are … Continue reading »

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