Relay for Life

Relay for Life Portland Adventist Medical Center is partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help bring hope and healing to those touched by cancer. We invite you to support the fight against cancer and join our team for the East Portland Relay for Life on August 10 at the Portland Christian School.

Why join the East Portland Relay for Life?

Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. The ACS does more to assist our cancer patients than any other organization in the area. For example, they provide gas cards for patients throughout the state who come to us for radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Thanks to ACS, patients are able to obtain wigs, receive support services, attend classes for women experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy and obtain transportation for cancer treatments. They are able to learn about cancer research options and have access to whole person care resources to help them through their journey.

How can I help?

Join us in building awareness and raising funds for this supportive cause.

  1. Join the Adventist Team for Hope
  2. Contact Jayme Barnes at to let her know what time block you plan to walk.

August 10, 2013 at the Portland Christian School

  • 11:30am-2pm (Survivor's Lap at 11:30am)
  • 2pm-5pm (AMC sponsors Face of Hope Award at 2pm)
  • 5pm-8pm (Walk the Talk)
  • 8pm- 11pm (Luminaria-an inspiring program honoring living and deceased cancer patients hosted at 10pm)

Faces of Hope

Adventist Medical Center is proud to sponsor the 2013 American Cancer Society Faces of Hope Award. We invite you to nominate a cancer survivor who has exemplified hope, promise and inspiration throughout their journey with cancer.

Learn more about Faces of Hope.

The Facts About Cancer

About 1,660,290 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013, and in 2013 about 580,350 Americans are projected to die of cancer, almost 1,600 people a day. Thank you for your support of cancer patients and the good work of the American Cancer Society.