OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge attracts $100M gift

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer in its tracks.

A donor, who wishes to remain unnamed, pledged the funds as part of OHSU’s unprecedented $1 billion campaign to support the Knight Cancer Institute’s initiative to revolutionize the early detection and treatment of cancer. The gift comes less than one year into the two-year fundraising effort. It is the largest private donation to the campaign to date and one of the four largest pledges in OHSU’s history.

“On behalf of everyone at OHSU, I want to express our deep gratitude to this generous and visionary donor, whose request to remain anonymous we gladly honor,” said OHSU President Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A. “Gifts of this size are not made without a great deal of thought, and we embrace the opportunity and responsibility of using this investment to take the next giant leap against cancer. We have the chance to impact the lives of millions of cancer patients and their families, and to do so sooner rather than later.”

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