|[June 16, 2014]
Willamette Dental Group Pledges $1 Million to Support OHSU's Knight Cancer Challenge
HILLSBORO, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Willamette Dental Group, the Pacific Northwest's largest multispecialty
group dental practice, has committed to fighting cancer head-on by
pledging $1 million to Oregon Health & Science University's Knight
Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, launched the Knight
Cancer Challenge in September 2013 when they pledged $500 million to
OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute if OHSU raises another $500 million by
Over the course of 12 months, Willamette Dental Group employees will
contribute to the Challenge;
Willamette Dental Group will match employee contributions; and Dr.
Eugene Skourtes, President and CEO, will match the combined total.
Ultimately, each employee's contribution will be leveraged 8:1 when
accounting for the Knights' challenge pledge.
"The focus of Dr. Brian Druker's work at the Knight Cancer Institute is
truly in alignment with the proactive, evidence-based philosophy of
Willamette Dental Group. Cancer has a devastating impact on everyone,
including our families and our friends. Supporting OHSU's Knight Cancer
Challenge is worthy of making this investment to help cure this
disease," shared Skourtes.
Dr. Skourtes sits on the OHSU Foundation Board of Trustees, and has been
a major contributor to many of the prestigious institution's efforts,
including the new OHSU School of Dentistry on the South Waterfront in
About Willamette Dental Group
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Willamette Dental Group (www.willamettedental.com)
has been providing high quality dentistry for more than 40 years. The
company is the largest multi-specialty group dental practice in the
Northwest and operates more than 50 dental office locations throughout
Oregon, Washington, and Idaho serving 400,000 members. Its unique
delivery model delivers proactive preventive dental care focused on
promoting long term health through a partnership with their patients.
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