Community Events

The Knight Cancer Institute team at the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation’s 2019 Portland Dragonslayer walk.
The Knight Cancer Institute's team at the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation’s 2019 Portland Dragonslayer walk.

We see a world without cancer

As leaders in precision cancer medicine, we’re on a mission to free the world from the burden of cancer, one patient at a time. But we cannot do this alone. We need you. We work hand in hand with local partners to sponsor community events and create initiatives that support patients, caregivers and families.

We partner with advocacy groups and organizations

We review sponsorship requests on an ongoing basis. When we consider a request, we ask these questions:

  • Is it focused on cancer?
  • Does it line up with our priorities and mission?
  • Does it help underserved populations?
  • Does it engage diverse communities?

Events we have sponsored include, but are not limited to:

  • Community fundraising events (run/walks/rides)
  • Patient/survivor education conferences
  • Health fairs
  • Screenings and forums

Submit a sponsorship request

To submit a request, complete this online application. As you complete the application, please:

  • Indicate whether you are requesting financial or in-kind sponsorship. 
  • Indicate if you are requesting funding specifically from our OHSU Healthcare partners.
  • Submit your request at least 90 days before the event. 

If you have any questions, email:

Marilynn Hubin
Community relations manager


We're here to help.

Two women smiling while standing behind a table with the "OHSU Knight Cancer Institute" logo on the front.

Upcoming events

Kidney Cancer Association 82K Challenge
Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Tualatin Community Park

Wear orange and "choose your adventure" for 82 minutes. Walk the trails, ride your bike, read, knit—you choose—in honor of those fighting this disease and those in pursuit of a cure.

PanCAN Purple Stride
Saturday, April 27
Portland International Raceway

Join Team OHSU at this annual walk to end pancreatic cancer hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The Knight Cancer Institute and the Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care are proud sponsors. 

AIM Steps Against Melanoma
Saturday, May 4 | Check-in opens at 9:30 a.m.
Frog Pond Farm
Wilsonville, OR

Join together with 6 cities across Oregon for AIM’s walk/run to support melanoma prevention, treatment, and research.

CRUSH Cancer
Saturday, May 18
Faith Hope & Charity Vineyards
Terrebonne, OR

This annual 5K, 10K, and half marathon race and walk benefit the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to support Central Oregon Families battling cancer and facing financial need.

Pink Glow Gala
Saturday, May 18 | 6-11 p.m. 
Ilani Casino Resort

This fundraising gala benefits the Pink Lemonade Project which works to educate, empower and support all communities affected by breast cancer.