Monday, 23 September 2013
NIKE CO-FOUNDER DONATES $500 MILLION FOR CANCER TREATMENT RESEARCH
The $500 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight is contingent on the Portland university's ability to raise $500 million from other donors over the next two years.
Knight made the announcement at a Friday night gala for 400 top supporters of the university's Knight Cancer Institute, which the couple previously had backed with $100 million in 2008, said Dr. Joseph Robertson, president of the university. "This was probably the biggest surprise of my professional life," Robertson said. He said university leaders were already at work Saturday planning a national fund-raising campaign to match the Knights' gift.
He said the Knights support the university's advances in targeted cancer treatments — shutting down cells that enable cancer without harming healthy cells. "This great step forward will result in new treatments and earlier detection," Robertson said.
My man, make we pray say corruption no dey there as e dey for Naija universities. At least make them find the cure for cancer as that disease wicked o. Cancer don too use people play.