Komen Race for the Cure 2014

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Derek Zinser and his collection of colorful and zany mascots are still on the hunt for a world record after coming up short of the goal earlier this month at the Portland Rose Festival.

“It was a lot of fun to have the mascots there,” Zinser said. “Kids were running up and giving them hugs and the parents were smiling because their kids were having fun. It was a good experience.”

The current record is 366 mascots, set in Tokyo, Japan.

Zinser really wants to bring that record back to the United States, but he only had 105 mascots join him at the Rose Festival.
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Cancer patients, survivors and their supporters filled the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Saturday for a special National Cancer Survivors Day tribute.

The group Boat/Bike For The Cure had their boat parked in the lot outside. The non-profit is set to retrace part of Lewis & Clark’s journey on the Oregon Trail this July to raise money for the Oregon Cancer Foundation.

Survivors signed the boat, so they can symbolically join the team as they make the journey to help cancer patients.
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A Lane County man is now trying to get the attention of Ellen Degeneres.

He's working to break a world record and fight childhood cancers at the same time - and you could say he's got a lot of character.

Derek Zinser of Mascots for a Cure is trying to assemble the largest number of mascots in the same place at the same time.
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Registration is now open for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Eugene on Sunday, October 12, 2014.

The fundraising goal for the race is $400,000

You can sign up to start or join a team online.

Early sign up discount available through May 31. Adults can registered for $35 through May 31. After that, registration is $45. Registration the weekend of the race is $50.
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The Bras for a Cure winners were announced Monday afternoon at the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation.

“The Quilt ‘Rack’” designed by Curves of Veneta won for the grand prize for best bra.

Coming in second place was “BRCA1 and BRCA2” designed by Andrea Ros.

“It’s All About the BLING BLING” by Susan Keith, Dana Sipe and Daryl Moore placed third.