With the support of more than 10,000 donors and a $500 million matching gift from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, we raised $1 billion to fight cancer. In 22 months. The Knight Cancer Challenge was an unprecedented accomplishment. People from around the world rallied around the cause, inspired by a clear and audacious vision: to create better methods of detecting lethal cancers at their earliest, most curable stages.
OHSU revolutionized the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia with Gleevec®, the world's first targeted cancer treatment. For hundreds of thousands of people, CML is no longer a death sentence. Now we're going after other cancers as aggressively as they come after us.
Cancer never calls time out. The toughest challenges in medicine don’t hit pause. And neither do we. Instead, we view the success of the Knight Cancer Challenge as a mandate to use the momentum we created to take on even more challenges.
And we hope you’ll join us.