This year, more than 1.8M people across the US will heard the words, "you have cancer,"

23,330 of which are right here in Oregon.


Across Oregon and Southwest Washington, the American Cancer Society was able to provide the following in 2018 and 2019, thanks to the incredible support of our partners locally and nationwide:

4,000+          Individual patients/caregivers supported
6,778              Free rides to treatment
1,623               Free nights of lodging to cancer patients and their caregivers



                             Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
$2,021,300        Susan Flocke, PhD

$1,854,250        Lyle Fagnan, MD
$792,000          Anupriya Agarwal, PhD

$792,000          Amanda W. Lund, PhD

$792,000          Julia Maxson, PhD

$792,000          Mara H. Sherman, PhD

$792,000          Dexing Zeng, PhD

$791,000           Monika Davare, PhD

$729,000          Rajan, Kulkarni, MD, PhD

$729,000          Shannon Nugent, PhD
$437,000          Elie Traer, MD, PhD

                             Oregon State University

$792,000         Jessica Gorman, PhD, MPH

                             University of Oregon, Eugene
$163,500           Mary K. Hamilton, PhD

$11,477,050       Oregon: 13 grants

$421,896,501    Nationwide: 752 grants 


Portland Hope Gala Office

American Cancer Society, Inc.

330 S Curry St. 

Portland, OR 97239 

Tel: 503-795-3915

Event Contact

Don Schwartz

Tel: 480-620-5646

Media Contact

Gretchen Groves

Tel: 503-795-3972

Fax: 503-228-1061