Presented by:

Multnomah Medical Clinic.png


Thank you to our Special Guests helping lead the fight:


Concert Rock Violinist

Aaron Meyer captivates audiences worldwide with his electrifying stage presence.

Mesmerized by Aaron's unique stage presence, blended with awe-inspiring virtuosic performances, he immediately engages his fans, displaying an affinity for the violin in a seemingly effortless mastery of the instrument.

Aaron's cutting edge musical style was inspired by his worldwide travels. After performing as an original band member for the world-renowned band Pink Martini, he recorded on the album Sympathique (which sold a million copies worldwide), Aaron then refined his own brand of music.

His broad range of music includes everything from a dynamic rendition of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" to his exquisite versions of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," and the Beatles classic "Let it Be." Whenever he performs, he connects with audiences of all ages, cultures and backgrounds from all around the world.


KGW Anchor

Drew Carney joined KGW in Portland, Oregon, in September of 2006. He is an anchor on KGW News at Sunrise. His entertaining & community-minded reports can be seen every weekday on "KGW News at Sunrise."

Drew's television career began almost 20 years ago while attending college at Temple University in Philadelphia. After graduating from Temple, he started out as a sports anchor/reporter with stops in the smaller markets of Abilene, Texas and Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

In October of 2000, Drew moved to Portland and two years later made the switch from sports anchor to feature segment reporter. Since then, he's called the Pacific Northwest home. He's married to a born-and-raised Oregonian and they share a home just outside Portland with their twin boys.



Jon Davidson is a writer, musician, mixologist and consultant who calls Oregon and Jalisco home. He was born in Berrien Center, Michigan, and grew up in the Midwest, working in South Bend, Indiana and attending high school and college in Berrien Springs, MI.

A renowned Portland mixologist with a biweekly bartending segment on Portland's KATU, Jon has appeared on over 30 TV stations around the country. He is the 2017 Bite of Oregon Iron Mixologist Champion, and consults for many regional bars and restaurants.

Jon is also the author of one book, Of Bombs and Blackberries, and has written for Drinking Craft, The Compass Magazine, Spectrum, The Dalles Chronicle, The High Life Magazine, Crossroads, and more. He runs his own travel/politics/faith/beer blog as well.


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