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Voting begins in Bras for a Cure fundraiser

Voting is now underway for the fourth annual Bras for a Cure fundraiser and this year's entries are not only colorful and creative, but many reflect stories of how cancer has touched so many lives. Mother/daughter duo Shirley Lyons and Toviana Jackson from Dandelions Flowers & Gifts in Eugene founded the Bras for a Cure fundraiser, because they wanted to raise money that would stay in the community and help people when they needed [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|Blog, Oregon Cancer Foundation|

Pee Wee team brings cancer survivor to tears with moving tribute

One of Julie Jenkins' favorite things is watching her 4th grade son and his friends play football. Last weekend's game is one she will never forget. "It was amazing. I was so touched. It made me cry," she said. Julie is one of the team moms for the Churchill Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee team in Eugene. She is also a breast cancer survivor. The team of 9- and 10-year-olds surprised Julie when they [...]

Team Endure training and fundraising year-round to support patients

Members of Team Endure There’s strength in numbers, and Team Endure can attest to that. Earlier this summer, the 12-member triathlon team that includes Dr. Charles Anderson, a gynecologic oncologist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, and his wife, Cassi, competed in the Half Ironman Triathlon at the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival in Sunriver, Oregon. They had two goals: To finish and to collect donations to support Oregon Cancer Foundation’s Financial Assistance [...]

Triathletes test their physical strengths in support of cancer patients

A team of 12 will set out later this month to accomplish something that only five percent of the population ever has—and they’re doing it in support of cancer patients in Lane County.  Dr. Charles Anderson, a gynecologic oncologist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, his wife, Cassi, and members of Team Endure will compete in the Half Ironman Triathlon at the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival June 26-28 in Sunriver, Oregon.“We’ve been training for this [...]

Teen donates more than $3,000 to help cancer patients

Thirteen-year-old Bella Moses has a big heart and an even bigger desire to help those in need. Instead of receiving gifts for her recent bat mitzvah, she decided to improve people's lives. In celebration of Bella's coming-of-age—a significant moment in Judaism where a child is deemed responsible for their actions and obligated to observe the commandments—Bella asked friends and family to make donations to three non-profit organizations, including Oregon Cancer Foundation. Bella was all [...]

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