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03/11/2016

Give cancer the boot on Sunday

By Scott Cunningham // Trail's End hosts Leukemia and Lymphona Society benefit

Sunday will find some of the area's best blues oriented artists coming together at the Trail's End Saloon in Oregon City to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.

Produced by Cherie's Blues Highway and sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association, the event will feature Rich Layton and the Troublemakers backing up Mike Branch, Michael Osborn, and Kevin Selfe. Additionally, Sister Mercy and Randy McAllister will each perform sets with their own bands.

The Team in Training organization secures blocks of entries into distance races across the country, awarding them to runners who are able to meet a fundraising threshold. Funds raised are then donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoa Society to support research and provide services to cancer patients facing these forms of cancer.

"A wonderful part of the experience for runners is that they get to develop emotional connections with people who have directly benefited from the money that is raised. There have even been instances where cancer survivors run next to Team in Training members during races," Layton explains.

"Part of the Team in Training philosophy is to draw inspiration from cancer patients to challenge yourself beyond your own limits, in a way that somewhat mirrors the experience of cancer patients."

The event will also include a silent auction that will include, among other items, three guitars, a guitar amplilfier, and gift certificates from various businesses.

Music begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Trail's End Saloon located at 1320 Main Street, Oregon City 97045. A suggested donation of $10 is requested.

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