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Champions for cures

Phil Knight accepts the Champions for Cures award for his philanthropy, along with his wife, Penny, for cancer research. The award was given by the Association of American Cancer Institutes.

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Patient Stories

Living life fully: Geriatrics patient Lucille Pierce 

Lucille turned 101 in 2022 and lives independently. Watch a video of Lucille and daughter Julie Huisman on the power of geriatric care.

Donor Stories

Helping kids live life to the fullest

The Panda Cares Foundation - the philanthropic arm of Panda Express - recently pledged $5 million to benefit the palliative care program at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Donor Stories

Giving from the heart

Debi Coleman was a patient and a donor whose strong belief in science and knowledge helped OHSU usher in advanced research to help others.

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Donor support sparks crucial advances in pancreatic research

The Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care has leveraged exceptional philanthropic support to achieve great advances in the detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer and disease.

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The benefits of friendly competition

Portland metro Costco Warehouses have raised more than $10 million for OHSU Doernbecher through the Children's Hospital Miracle Network — and the Costco in Tigard, Oregon, has risen to the top.

Donor Stories

The inspiration effect

Meet Gary and Christine Rood, the driving force behind the Rood Family Pavilion. While their philanthropic journey has evolved, one thing remains unchanged: their desire to make a difference.

Donor Stories

Understanding women’s hearts: The Giesy Family Scholar Award

Hear from Mary Roberts-Davis, a third-year PhD student in the School of Nursing, and donor Barbara Giesy about how financial awards impact students.

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