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 these reimagined community events:


Sarcoma Patient Education Conference

Saturday, Oct. 17

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

Light the Night

Saturday, Oct. 17

This annual event hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society lights the darkness of cancer by working to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. This community walk brings communities together to celebrate those who are fighting the disease and to honor those we have lost.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Saturday, Oct. 17

Join the American Cancer Society of Oregon and SW Washington at this 5k community walk to support research, patients, education and prevention.

GIST Cancer Research Fund Virtual Walk

Saturday, Oct. 17-18

Join a virtual fundraising walk supporting the GIST Cancer Research Fund, a patient-run non-profit (501c3) that has supported the GIST basic research being performed in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Heinrich at OHSU, as well as numerous other GIST research programs around the U.S.

*Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we're reimagining, postponing or unfortunately canceling many of our events. Please check this page frequently for a list of the most current updates. Thank you!

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.