Community Events

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute supports many community groups that are committed to ending the suffering caused by cancer, as well as meeting patient and survivor needs. Learn more below and get involved with these various events to show support for survivors everywhere.


Dragonslayer NW Sarcoma Walk

Date and time: Sept. 12, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Location: Cook Park, Tigard, OR
Help raise awareness for sarcoma, raise funds for research and education, and honor the lives of those who have been touched by the disease. Join Team OHSU.


Race for the Cure

Date and time: Sept. 20, 2015 at 8 a.m.
Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Downtown Portland, OR
Make a difference in breast cancer research and patient support services by joining Team OHSU at Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure. Sign up for Team OHSU.


O-Vary Funny! A Stand-up Benefit for Ovarian Cancer

Date and time: Oct. 1, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR
O-Vary Funny! Is a stand-up benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon & Southwest Washington. This year's event features local comedian Sharon Lacey. The night includes a silent auction, a no-host bar, dinner and a very funny comedy show. More info.


Free to Breathe Lung Cancer Walk

Date and time: Oct. 10, 2015 at 8 a.m.
Location: Oaks Park, Portland, OR
Free to Breathe is a national partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders united in the belief that every person with lung cancer deserves a cure. Join Team OHSU at Free to Breathe’s Portland Walk to help raise awareness about lung cancer and fund research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. Sign up for Team OHSU.


Light the Night

Date and time: Oct. 24, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Hall D
Light the Night is an evening walk where glowing balloons light the 2-mile journey and give hope to those impacted by blood cancers. Join teams from OHSU Knight Cancer Center to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a longtime partner and funder of OHSU. The LLS helps fund promising research and offers a strong set of services for patients and families affected by blood cancer. Join Team OHSU.


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