Community Events

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute supports a variety of community groups that are committed to ending the suffering caused by cancer. OHSU employees, patients, family, and friends are invited to join us at the community events listed below.

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society works with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute year-round to provide transportation, lodging, and resource navigation to cancer patients and their families. Join Team OHSU at Relay for Life in Beaverton or Portland! It's free to participate in this family-friendly, non-competitive outdoor event.

Relay for Life Beaverton
Friday, July 22, 2016, 6 p.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic School
13715 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR
Sign up for Team OHSU or contact Jeanie Zamarripa-Lee for more info.

Relay for Life Portland
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, 10 a.m.
Portland Christian School
12425 NE Rafael, Portland, OR
Sign up for Team OHSU or contact Katie Wilkes for more info.


Public Panel: "Confronting the confusion: How to think about breast cancer screening"

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 2 to 5 p.m.
Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR

This August, leading breast cancer researchers from around the world will travel to Portland for the 30th Annual International Association for Breast Cancer Research Conference. Join the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Susan G. Komen for a panel discussion about the science behind evolving breast cancer screening guidelines. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register to reserve your spot by Friday, July 29.

View more information and register


SHOC Walk and Run

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Team Latus Motors Harley-Davidson
870 E Berkeley St.
Gladstone, OR  97027

Help raise support for ovarian cancer research and awareness. Learn more and register here.

Get Your Rear in Gear 5k Walk and Run

Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Mount Tabor City Park
SE 60th Ave and Salmon, Portland, Oregon

Help raise awareness for colorectal cancer by participating in this fun, family-friendly event!

Sign up for Team OHSU


Portland Free to Breathe Run/Walk

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 8:30am
Eastbank Esplanade - Main Street Plaza
5 SE Madison St., Portland, OR

3rd Annual Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk. Help raise awareness and fund vital research programs dedicated to support lung cancer survival. Register for this event here.


Race for the Cure

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2016, 7 a.m.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Portland, OR

Help show our community that OHSU employees, family, and friends are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of those affected by breast cancer. Don't miss the 25th anniversary of Race for the Cure Portland!

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, 9 a.m.
World Trade Center
121 S.W. Salmon St., Portland, OR

Support awareness for pancreatic cancer and help raise funds to double pancreatic cancer survival rates by 2020.

Sign up for Team OHSU


Light the Night

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Doors open at 5p.m and walk starts at 7p.m.

Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR


Join one of our OHSU Teams at this annual event that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a longtime partner of OHSU. Learn more and register here.

Knight Cancer Institute Events, Classes and Groups