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.

SHOC’s Best Event of the Year

Sept. 1-30
Virtual month-long event

The SHOC Foundation's Best Event of the Year is whatever you want it to be, wherever you want it to be, and with whomever you want it to be with—even if that’s just you! Kickoff begins Sept. 1 and runs all month long to commemorate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This event gives you endless opportunities to honor, remember and support the people in our lives who have been afflicted by ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. 

O-Vary Funny FUNdraiser

Saturday, Oct. 1 | 6:30 p.m. 
Double Tree Hotel, Portland

This Ovarian Cancer Alliance dinner and silent auction fundraiser benefits ovarian cancer patients and survivors. This year's event will feature Portland's own Alex Falcone, featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 

Sarcoma Patient Education Conference

Saturday, Oct. 8 | 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Knight Cancer Research Building and Webex

This annual event is designed for patients and their loved ones who are interested in learning more about sarcoma. This free interactive event brings together OHSU sarcoma experts from multiple specialties to answer your questions and share information on the basics of sarcoma and research advances. 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Saturday, Oct. 8 | 10 a.m.
Portland International Raceway

The American Cancer Society started Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to unite communities, companies, and individuals with a collective goal to end breast cancer.  Help raise lifesaving funds that support breast cancer patients, survivors, thrivers and caregivers through every step of the journey. 

GIST Education Conference and Luncheon

Thursday, Oct. 13 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Join the Knight Cancer Institute and the GIST Cancer Research Fund at a one-day education conference highlighting advancements in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) Research. 

Light the Night Walk

Saturday, Oct. 15 | 5-9 p.m.
Zidell Yards, Portland

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual fundraising walk for blood cancers will take place at Zidell Yards in Portland this year. Visit the event page to learn more and register.

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