Painting the Town Purple for Alzheimer’s

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re heading downtown for the First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 5, you might notice an abundance of purple. It’s called Painting the Town Purple, an event raising awareness of Alzheimer’s. Nearly 40 businesses have purple balloons outside their storefronts. They’ll be selling special purple retail items, drinks, and food with … 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 »

Out & About: Oct. 11th-Oct. 13th

It’s time for all those little duckies to float down the Willamette River. The annual Great Rotary Duck Race happens Saturday. Ticket sales are closed, but you can join in the fun at Alton Baker Park. The pancake breakfast is at 9 a.m., kids’ activities are at 10 a.m., and the duck race starts at … Continue reading »