Special Funding Opportunity – Step it Up! Survivors

09/18/17  Portland, Ore.

OHSU's Oregon Community Cancer Research Collaborative (CPCRN) and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program (CPP) are announcing a special funding opportunity to increase physical activity in cancer survivors and their friends and family.

The project, entitled Step It Up! Survivors is a statewide effort to implement an evidence-based walking program for cancer survivors and their friends and family members. Through this special funding opportunity, we hope to support Oregon communities to increase social support, improve symptom management and ultimately reduce risk of second cancers through increasing physical activity among cancer survivors, their friends and family.

Eight to ten Oregon community organizations will be recipients of a $15,000 award to support the implementation of a community walking program for your local cancer survivor communities. The OR-CCRC team will partner closely with community grantees to adapt and implement the proposed walking program to fit the local community and to evaluate the success of the program in engaging these audiences in physical activity and a commitment to staying active.

The Special Funding Opportunity request for proposals and instructions on how to apply are available on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Special Funding Opportunities website.

  • Intent to apply forms are due at noon on October 18, 2017
  • Full proposals are due at noon on November 1, 2017

Continued focus on addressing cancer-related health disparities
Proposals that address cancer-related health disparities, including disparities related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, geographic location and disability continue to be highly encouraged.

For questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact the Community Partnership Program team at (503) 494-1617 (option 6) or email .

For questions about the community walking program, please contact: Mary Medysky at 503-494-4361 or email .