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:


GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Summer Jam

Saturday, June 20

Join this virtual event to help fund research and provide critical support and services for people with lung cancer. It's a joint effort of Portland, Sacramento and Dallas groups and participants can choose how they will complete a 5K, whether that’s walking around the block, practicing yoga or dancing in the living room. Learn more

Tour des Chutes

Saturday, July 11

This multi-distance cycling event and 5K run/walk raises funds for cancer survivorship programs in central Oregon, including support for those who must travel to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute for treatment. Registered participants pledge the miles they plan to ride or run—wherever they are—to honor friends and family and support the community. Learn more

SHOC Walk & Run for Ovarian Cancer

Saturday, Aug. 1 

Participants can choose their own course—through the park, along the water, on a favorite trail in the woods—or stay inside and hit the treadmill. All proceeds from the event go toward ovarian and gynecologic cancer research at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, under the direction of gynecologic oncologist Tanja Pejovic, M.D., Ph.D. Learn more

Get Your Rear In Gear

Saturday, Aug. 8  

This event aims to boost awareness about colon cancer, raise funds for local colorectal cancer screening programs and honor survivors. Funds raised stay in the local community. Participants can choose how to ‘get their rear in gear’ and are invited to join a Facebook event at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Learn more

Komen More than Pink Walk

Saturday, Aug. 23

This walk highlights breast cancer researchers, caregivers, community members, and action takers. Money raised helps provide low- or no-cost screening, diagnosis and treatment and services like transportation, food, and lodging, as well as advocacy for federal research funding and affordable medical care. The virtual opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Learn more

*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.