Scrap 4 LIFE Takes Over LBCC Commons: A group of women at LBCC are seeking to save lives one scrapbook at a time

Marci Johnston

Two wonder women, Vicki Keith and Felicia Voris, held an annual Scrap 4 Life event to raise funds for cancer research and preventative screening. Last year they raised over $4,000 in one day. Their team, the LBCC Roadrunners donated $8,000 throughout the course of the year by holding multiple events, such as the upcoming summertime Relay for Life. This relay will be held again on June 23.

Go to for further details about the 14 local teams that participate annually.

Keith is the administrative assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs at LBCC and has lost family members and close friends to cancer. Voris, her co-captain, lost both of her parents in a short period of time as well.

Beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m. on April 7 in the LBCC Commons, it cost only $45 to attend. The entrance fee included lunch, dinner and snacks.

One hears the clipping of scissors and laughter as the ladies share the bond of friendship.

“We don’t just do this for the pictures, it is more like a quilting club,” said Alma Jean King.

If you are interested in joining a Scrap Club, the Willamette Scrapbookers meet at 6:30 p.m. twice a month on Friday evenings in Lebanon. Contact Karen Elliot at for more details, location, and dates. All you need to do is bring a snack, as this is always a free event.

King and Elliot have been “scrapping” together for over 20 years. King unfortunately lost all of her photos in a fire, but she constructed a beautiful story book during the LBCC event.

Cindy Loayza and Joanie Davis drove down from Portland for the LIFE event and shared that they also enjoy attending events at the coast. They are members of a Facebook group for Scrappers. As the ladies wheeled their amazing cart full of goodies home their faces glowed with joy. They had arrived at 9 a.m. and made it to the finish line, too.

“At the end of the day you finish and get projects done,” said Davis. “You feel good about what you did personally, but you also feel good about what you did globally, because you supported a really good cause.”

Asked why she scrapped, Voris had a simple answer, “Because I have kids.”

The group wasn’t able to raise as much money this year as last year due to fewer people being able to attend, organizers said. They were still pleased with the outcome.

At 9 p.m. that Saturday, Keith said the group helped raise over $2,000. “And 100 percent of the proceeds were donated.”

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