Hundreds Walk to End Alzheimer’s

EUGENE, Ore. — Around 800 people walked to end Alzheimer’s Sunday afternoon. Event organizers said around 59,000 Oregonians currently have the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association is hoping to raise $65,000 at the walk. So far, they’re about 85% of the way to that goal. “This walk is really important. It’s you know the 6th leading … Continue reading »

Alzheimer’s Walk Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — Local Alzheimer’s caregivers are putting on a fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza on Monday. From 11:00 a.m. until midnight, half the money raised at the Papa’s Pizza on Coburg Road will help fund next weekend’s Alzhemier’s walk. All you have to do is mention the Alzheimer’s walk when buying your pizza. The money … Continue reading »

Bikers Take Over for Sunday Streets

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of residents used nothing but foot-powered transportation Sunday. Eugene Sunday Streets returned for its second event of the summer, this time in the Harlow neighborhood. Organizers say they hope the free community event inspires people to use other modes of transportation besides driving. “We’re trying to help our community see that … Continue reading »

Thousands Attend Eugene Sunday Streets

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands made it out for the Eugene Sunday Streets event. Residents got to see live entertainment, learn how to skate and meet different people from the community. Organizers of Sunday Streets say the free event is one of the most popular gatherings of the year and more importantly, it helps to build … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Mini Business Commute Challenge starts Wednesday as a warm-up for the big one in May. Coordinators set up a warming hut at the LTD Next Stop Center on the corner of Olive and W 11th. Travel options include biking, walking, taking the bus, carpooling and working from home. Last year was … Continue reading »

Walking After Meal Reduces Diabetes Risk

(CNN) — Going for a walk after you eat may reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes, scientists say, especially if you’re older. Moving helps control blood sugar levels, which is important for keeping diabetes at bay. Researchers at George Washington University had a small group of older Americans go for a short walk a … Continue reading »

Buisiness Commute Challenge: Bus

EUGENE, Ore. – The Business Commute Challenge is making an impact on the environment. Together, this year’s 173 teams have already saved more than 29,000 miles and 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. Wednesday some were rewarded for their efforts with the opportunity to drive an LTD bus. Participants say the challenge benefits more than the … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Bike Day

EUGENE, Ore. – Pleasant weather on day four of the Business Commute Challenge, allowed participants to advantage when commuting to work. Participants used all different forms of transportation, including walking, biking, public transit or car-pooling, to get to work and cut down on emissions. On Tuesday organizers celebrated all the people biking to work and … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Is On

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge was in full motion this weekend. The week-long competition kicked of Saturday, and was already off to a great start. Whether by bike, on foot or by bus, many people ditched their cars Sunday in favor of greener ways to get to work. A total of 162 teams, more than 1,600 … Continue reading »