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Using Oregon Ingenuity to Defeat Cancer
All of us have been touched by the evil of cancer.
Because of the challenge issued by Nike founder Phil Knight, Oregon can be at the forefront of defeating this disease that has taken the lives of so many of our friends, acquaintances and family members. We believe Oregon must seize on that opportunity, and the critical first step is for the Oregon Legislature to approve $200 million in bonding authority for OHSU to begin plans to build out the Knight Institute's research and clinical facilities.
Doing so is not just good for the health of our local and global community, but it is also a unique economic opportunity for Oregon.
The $1.2 billion total investment will revolutionize cancer treatment globally and significantly increase prevention, education, research and screening initiatives in Oregon, with a particular focus on rural and underserved populations.
The Knight Institute will bring out the best minds and hands in Oregon, sparking growth in bioscience, high tech and the building trades. It’s a team effort.
By accepting the Knight Challenge, Oregonians will not just conduct the research to beat cancer; they will create the technology that enables that research and the buildings in which it will be conducted.
To learn more about the $1.2 billion investment, the $200 million in construction funds the Oregon Legislature must commit, the statewide health care benefits, and the economic impact of the Knight Cancer challenge, check out this piece.
After you do that, contact your state representative and state senator and ask them to make the investment that will advance the cure for cancer and spark economic growth in our state.