Two men from Lane County are covering more ground right now in their fight against cancer.
Gary Hinds and Fred Fort are four days into a month-long journey that will follow the same trail Lewis & Clark forged 210 years ago, but in reverse.
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.
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.
Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day, and Willamette Valley Cancer Institute will be hosting a slew of events to celebrate survivor's triumphs.
One of the fundraisers that will be there is called "Boat for the Cure." They are collecting funds for the Oregon Cancer Foundation.
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.
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.
After taking down the Cougars at Autzen, Oregon notables like coach Mark Helfrich, Joey Harrington and Phil Knight signed their bright pink helmets and sent them off for an auction for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
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.
Cancer is not the same battle for everyone. For one Lane County family, cancer has haunted them for 16 years.
The Eugene Race for the Cure is fast approaching, and the money raised from last year's event is already at work fighting breast cancer in our local communities.
In order to stop cancer in its tracks, the more we know, the better. That's why 300,000 volunteers are needed for a nationwide study into what causes cancer and what kinds of things can help prevent it.
Even if you don't have health insurance, you can get screened for breast cancer.
A Lane County man is out to break a World Record and lend a hand in the fight against cancer at the same time.