Oregon cheerleaders, mascot visit cancer patients

Oregon athletics teamed up with the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute to bring joy to patients.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019 4:31 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon athletics teamed up with the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute to bring joy to patients.

University of Oregon cheerleaders, football players and even the Oregon Duck visited the center.

It's all part of a campaign with the mission of celebrating the tenacity and strength of people fighting cancer in our area. They also hope to bring awareness to the quality cancer care available.

Medical assistant Deidre Simons said that the visits help the environment in the center.

"They get excited to take their pictures and it's kind of like memorabilia and really helps the positivity in the room and keeps the morale up for the patients," said Simons.

The next opportunity patients will have to meet up with the team is Oct. 5.

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