Weekend events to benefit Roseburg mom fighting cancer

ROSEBURG, Ore. - If you feel like spending a night out or a morning outdoors, you can do both while also giving back.

Elissa Bogardus is a young Roseburg mother battling cancer.

Bogardus isn't alone in her fight, however; she's the leader of an army.

A group of supporters calling themselves Elissa's Army has organized a weekend of events benefitting Bogardus.

On Saturday, organizers have set up a night of dinner, dancing and live music at the Elk's lodge in Roseburg.

The evening kicks off at 6 p.m., with performers Junior Raimey and Jesse Goergen set to perform.

If a night out isn't up your alley, the group is also offering a 5k on Sunday.

That will kick off at Whistler's Bend park with registration at 9:00 AM and the race at 11.

Tickets for either are $35 apiece, with proceeds going to help Bogardus in her battle.

Learn more on the Elissa's Army website.