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Story by Gordon Grearson - The Oregon Herald
Published on Friday October 21, 2011 - 11:33 AM
 
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EUGENE, Oregon - A Eugene orthodontist says he'll give more than a dollar for every pound of candy turned in to his office after Halloween.

Dr. W. Gray Grieve says says overconsumption of sugar is a serious health risk so he'll contribute another buck per pound to a nonprofit group that provides assistance to children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.

The candy will be accepted four days after Halloween, November 1-4. Grieve says he loves candy but won't be eating his collection — he'll donate it to troops overseas.

Grieve's goal is 300 pounds of candy. He says he's betting many children will choose money over sugar.