Fight Like A Duck

Oregon Duck mascot with Fight Like A Duck

fight-like-a-duck-4Fight Like A Duck campaign is a partnership between Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and the University of Oregon Athletics, celebrating the strength and tenacity of those fighting cancer in our area. Cancer survivors are honored as “Heroes of the Game” and recognized for their individual stories to raise awareness about the high-quality, multidisciplinary care provided in our community, including the latest cancer therapies available at WVCI.





“At WVCI, we are able to offer patients access to experimental therapies. In many cases, this gives patients more options and allows us to further develop promising agents that are going to be far less toxic and more effective than what we consider the current standard of care. Fight Like a Duck is a great opportunity to acknowledge what our patients go through during their fight against cancer.  It’s one more way we can provide them with support and encouragement.”

— Dr. Christopher Yasenchak

Enter today to win tickets to one of the following sporting events:

  • Football
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Winners receive free sports event tickets for themselves and a friend/loved one that includes a VIP game day experience, prizes, tours, and more!  Plus, you’ll be featured as a “Hero of the Game” and have an opportunity to share your story on social media and at the game to encourage, inspire, and offer hope to others whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Past Fight Like A Duck Winners share their experiences…


Retired School Teachercancer support group

Jay Trunnell

"Stand up and fight”
Jay Trunnell - Fight Like A Duck (1)

Robert Conrad

Police Officer
Robert Conrad - Fight Like A Duck

Holly Stamper

Cancer SurvivorHolly Stamper

It’s free, quick and easy to sign up! Get YOUR game on, Go Ducks!