How Your Gifts Help

The Challenge:

Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, have issued a historic challenge to advance breakthrough cancer research. If OHSU can raise $500 million by February 2016, the Knights will donate an additional $500 million to support the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's vision to end cancer as we know it.

How can my gift make a difference?

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leverage unprecedented resources to take an all-out stand against cancer. To do this, OHSU will need help from everyone who cares about ending cancer as we know it. Support from individuals, families, corporations, government agencies, and private foundations will ensure we meet the goal. Every gift matters. All donations to any area of cancer care or research at OHSU by February 2016, will be counted toward our goal

What do gifts help do?

Philanthropy plays a vital role in accelerating cancer research and care - helping to fund and launch new research studies, fund important outreach and patient care initiatives, and educate future cancer experts. Your support makes a difference in our ability to bring new hope to patients more quickly.

How can I get involved?

Give to the challenge!

Donate online or call us at 503 552-0682

Get informed!

Learn about the science and the team behind OHSU's groundbreaking work in cancer treatment.

What other ways can I give?

There are many ways to donate to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Consider including the Knight Cancer Institute in your estate plan. Talk to your employer about an employee giving campaign. Speak with a development officer about leadership giving opportunities through or call 503 552-0682

What else can I do to help?

A lot! You can help us meet our goal by urging your friends, family and colleagues to join the challenge. You can create a personal fundraising page on our web site or organize a fundraising event. In the coming weeks we'll be rolling out new ways to participate through social media. Visit to learn how your support will help us meet the Knight Cancer Challenge goal.