Join us on Friday, Sept. 18, when Oregon Pacific Bank hosts “Light the Grill”, an annual BBQ fundraiser (formerly called “Goodwill Grill”) to benefit the local chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

This is the fifth year for the event, which has raised over $100,000 for LLS. In addition to delicious food, Light the Grill will also feature more than 65 auction items and live music by Bob Cowsill, from the 1960s internationally acclaimed band The Cowsills, which the TV show The Partridge Family is based on. The Blue Valentines will also perform.

Jeff Gusinow, Oregon Pacific Bank’s Senior Vice President founded Light the Grill, along with Dr. Jeff Sharman, Director of Research at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center.

Gusinow launched the event after he was diagnosed with a non-curable form of lymphoma eight years ago. Committed to raising both money and awareness, he has been selected as one of nine survivors to be featured in the current LLS national advertising campaign.

•    What: Light the Grill, a benefit barbecue and raffle for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
•    When: Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
•    Where: Top level of the Parcade Building, corner of 8th Ave. & Willamette St. in Eugene. Admission and lunch costs $12, which includes a hamburger or garden burger, various side dishes, a soda, Full City coffee and Umpqua Dairy ice cream. Raffle tickets are $5 each.

A wide variety of silent auction and raffle items will be available, including Lasik Eye Surgery and follow up treatment, overnight packages at various locations, as well as a week-long stay at a private Maui, Hawaii, estate. Other items include a limousine wine tour, tailgate party, golf packages, pontoon boat, and gift cards to local businesses.

Get your Light the Grill tickets in advance at Oregon Pacific Bank’s Eugene Trust and Professional Banking Office at 975 Oak Street, Suite 610 in Eugene, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.