EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- The Second Annual Good Will Grill is coming up in just a couple of weeks. The Good Will Grill is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), put on by Eugene’s Siuslaw Bank.
Last year the event brought in $30,000 for the LLS, providing them with the biggest local donation ever.
Jeff Gusinow, the bank's Vice President was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma in 2006. After attending local volunteer meetings for the LLS, he thought of the idea for the Good Will Grill.
It's a combination of live music, delicious food, big prizes, and it’s all to raise awareness.
“We have some prizes ranging from lasik eye surgery to vasectomies and a week in Palm Springs; we have several spa packages,” says Jenny Bennett, Marketing Director for Siuslaw Bank.
She added that they have so many prizes, your chances of winning are actually very high.
For Gusinow, the event is something special.
“You know, some cancers are curable if caught early. The kind of cancer that I have is not curable,” he said.
“So my goal is to raise enough money so that eventually, this disease can either increase your longevity and/or find a cure.”
The event will take place on September 14th in the Suislaw Bank parking lot at 260 Country Club Road. It starts at 11:00 AM and goes until 2:00 PM. They say it’ll happen rain or shine, so don’t worry. They'll have large tents, just in case.
Tickets are just $10 and they'll have burgers and garden burgers, with all the fixings.There will also be live music and the Oregon Duck just gave his RSVP, so it's sure to be a good time for a great cause.