Kiwanis Doernbecher Children's Cancer Program

"Without community and philanthropic support from organizations such as Kiwanis, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital wouldn't be able to provide the exceptional care that it does." 
- Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P, F.C.C.M, Credit Unions for Kids Chair
professor and chair Department of Pediatrics
physician-in-chief, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital 

Fifty years ago, most children with leukemia lived less than one year, and almost none survived.  Now, thanks to advances made at research and teaching hospitals like Doernbecher,  most children with leukemia reach adulthood, cured of their disease.  The Kiwanis Doernbecher Children's Cancer Program is a partner in furthering these research efforts by supporting the training of the next generation of children's cancer specialists. Applying the expertise they develop through the Kiwanis Children's Cancer Fellowship Program, these young physicians will spend the next 40 years caring for children and seeking cures for currently untreatable forms of cancer.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. In Oregon and southwest Washington, Kiwanis Clubs have collaborated with Doernbecher for over 20 years to treat children with cancer. This partnership would not be possible without the tireless dedication and commitment of hundreds of Kiwanians who spend countless hours in the community selling raffle tickets and organizing events, all for the children at Doernbecher.

The Kiwanis Doernbecher Children's Cancer Program, a 501(c)3 organization, supports the cancer program by raising funds through a variety of activities throughout the year including the Mustang Car Raffle, golf tournaments, bike rides and the sale of limited edition, handcrafted ornaments.

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