Knight Cancer Institute Community Events

The Knight Cancer Institute team for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk 2019.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute supports a variety of community groups that are working to help cancer patients and their families, survivors, and researchers. This year, many organizations had to cancel in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to join in virtually at upcoming community events.

June - July 2021

War on Melanoma - Virtual Melanoma Conference - Summer Series
Tuesday, June 15:  Noon - 1 p.m.  

"So you might need surgery for skin cancer...What does that mean?" with Anna Bar, M.D., Dale Han, M.D., and others

Hearing you may need surgery for a skin cancer can be overwhelming. Understanding your diagnosis and potential treatment options can help you play an active role in your care plan. What types of procedures are there? What may change depending on diagnosis? What are your personal goals? What questions should you ask? Dermatologic surgeon Dr. Anna Bar and surgical oncologist Dale Han co-host to answer these, and your submitted questions.
Register to attend for free

Connecting Oregon communities with cancer research
Tuesday, June 15: 6-8 p.m.

A virtual event for researchers and community members to connect, engage and explore new possibilities

Join us as we take an honest look at how scientific research intersects with different populations and communities in Oregon. Together, we’ll acknowledge experiences, discuss perspectives and explore possibilities for tackling some hard questions to foster clear and open communication. Hosted by Portland-based consulting and communications firm On Your Feet, this interactive and engaging virtual experience aims to boost connections between OHSU and the communities we serve. All are welcome.  Register to attend for free

Walk to End Colon Cancer
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Virtual Event and Drive-Thru Victory Lap

Event to help provide needed support to colon cancer patients, families, caregivers, and survivors. Join in to let them know they are not facing this alone! Walk safely in your community on your time and share your experience.

Drive-Thru Victory Lap Celebration - 10am-12pm
715 S Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239
For more information and to register for free visit:  Walk to End Colon Cancer Event


GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Portland Virtual 5K Your Way Event
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Nationwide virtual event to raise funding and awareness for lung cancer! YOU set the timeline for YOUR day!  With a virtual event, there are no boundaries! YOU choose your activity for event day, YOU decide when to watch the event day rally and YOU invite whomever you want to join you. It’s a 5K, Your way!

Watch the Rally Live:  11am-12pm (PST)  - Tune in LIVE to the Event Day Rally broadcasting to your device via YouTube or Facebook Live. Rally will be recorded for later viewing.

For more information and to register for free visit:  GO2 Portland Virtual 5K Your Way


Tour de Chutes – Ride, Run or Walk -Bend, OR
Saturday, July 10, 2021 6am - 3pm
Main Event:  Pacific Crest Middle School, 3030 NW Elwood Ln, Bend, OR.

Tour des Chutes is multi-distance cycling and run/walk event in Bend, OR. All funds from the event benefit children and adults with cancer. The event will again feature five road cycling routes of 100, 75, 50, 25, and 7 miles, as well as a 5K run/walk. All routes begin and end at PCMS. In-person or virtual event.
For more information visit:  Tour des Chutes


War on Melanoma - Virtual Melanoma Conference - Summer Series
Tuesday, July 27:  Noon - 1 p.m. 

"More than skin deep — Advanced imaging and skin cancer" with Alexander Witkowski, M.D., Ph.D., Joanna Ludzik, M.D., Ph.D., Jina Chung, M.D., and others

Advanced imaging technologies are the latest tool being used at OHSU to detect skin cancers – with one major benefit – without the need for invasive biopsy. Join Drs. Alexander Witkowski and Joanna Ludzik, co-directors of the new OHSU Skin Imaging Center, for a behind the scenes view of the tools, images, and a discussion on the clinical uses for these new technologies. Dermatopathologist Jina Chung will join for a comparison of pathology for traditional biopsied lesions.
Register to attend for free


Contact us

If you are interested in joining TEAM OHSU, volunteering at a community event or seeking event sponsorship, contact:

Marilynn Hubin
Program Specialist

To learn more about how your event can benefit the Knight Cancer Institute, contact:

Lisa Nolen
Associate Director of Development - Special Gifts, OHSU Foundation