Champions for Cures

Cancer
October 14, 2020

The Association of American Cancer Institutes, AACI, has awarded Nike, Inc. co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, the AACI 2020 “Champions for Cures” award in recognition of their “transformational philanthropy that advances our shared vision of a future without cancer.”

In a video message accepting the award, Phil Knight discusses his motivation for giving to cancer research, recalling the memory of a favorite aunt who passed away from breast cancer, as well as his father who passed away from leukemia. He also shared his perennial “search for wisdom,” including his meeting with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute director Brian Druker, M.D., whom he called “wisdom in human clothing.”

Read OHSU's press release about this important award.

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