Beating cancer one burpee at a time

Michael Aliotti is about to attempt something great. Something most people will never even consider. A feat one might think is down right crazy.

The software engineer and father of two (soon to be three!) will take on the challenge of setting a new Guinness World Record of completing as many burpees as possible in 12 hours on Friday, September 23, at RENA Fitness in Eugene.

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Posted August 24, 2016

The healing power of a tutu

Kelly Lee is a firm believer that everyone should have an inner superhero. It just so happens that her alter ego wears colorful tutus and military boots.

“Clark Kent has Superman. Kelly Lee has TuTu Girl,” she declares proudly.

Donning colorful tutus is how the 51-year-old legal assistant channeled a strength she didn’t know she possessed during one of the most difficult periods of her life—a breast cancer diagnosis and the year of treatment that followed.

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Posted August 16, 2016

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Breast cancer inspires patient to help others

Every Monday, Diana Whitmire drives to Willamette Valley Cancer Institute's RiverBend clinic in Springfield. Her standing appointment is not with her doctor—Diana's been cancer-free for 6 months—instead, she's there to meet with other patients.

Diana volunteers at the Cancer Resource Center at RiverBend, a partnership between WVCI and the American Cancer Society.

"I have the ability to help brighten a patient's day by connecting them with resources and information," Diana says. "It's huge for me to have the opportunity to do that."

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Posted July 21, 2016

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WVCI staff celebrates survivorship at Relay for Life

Trenda Dominguez is grateful every day—grateful to assist patients though her job as a scheduler for Willamette Valley Cancer Institute's gynecologic oncology department and grateful to call herself a cancer survivor.

Nearly ten years ago, at age 35 and just after the birth of her son, Trenda was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

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Posted June 28, 2016

A test of endurance, an act of compassion

If someone had told Dan Johnston last year that he would compete in a triathlon, he'd have said they were crazy. But, this weekend, Dan will compete at the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival in Sunriver, Oregon. 

"I never imagined doing a triathlon in my life. Honestly, I thought it sounded awful," Dan says. "It blows my mind that I'm able to do this.

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Posted June 22, 2016

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