OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute is launching a bold, $1 billion campaign to end cancer as we know it. We need your help.
When Oregon Health & Science University’s Dr. Brian Druker proved that a drug (Gleevec) could shut down cancer cells without harming healthy ones, it changed the way the world looked at cancer. What’s the next frontier? Early detection. Dr. Druker’s new goal is to find smarter, faster ways to detect and treat cancer before it becomes deadly.
Inspired by Dr. Druker’s vision, Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, have pledged to donate $500 million to support this ambitious line of research - if OHSU can raise an additional $500 million by December 31, 2015.
How you can help: To meet the Knight family’s challenge, OHSU will need the support of everyone who cares about cancer – individuals, families, community groups, corporations, government agencies and private foundations.
Every gift to any of OHSU’s cancer programs will count toward the challenge, if received before December 31, 2015.
With your support, we can take the next big step toward stopping cancer in our lifetime.