Portland One Million Strong March

The One Million Strong March is going coast-to-coast! Come out and join us in Portland for our next event!

Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Steve Baker Colorectal Cancer Alliance have a long and collaborative relationship. Three-fourths of the proceeds raised by the Portland One Million Strong event will support a collaborative effort in Portland to implement a colorectal cancer awareness/educational program with the other portion supporting the national awareness campaign.

See below for details!

March in the Parade

Schedule of Events

Pioneer Square Info (feat. DJ O.G. ONE)

Volunteer Information

Traveling to Portland?

March with us on Social Media

Event Partners & Sponsors


March in the Parade

savethedateportland_web-frontJoin us for the SECOND EVER One Million Strong March! We’re marching from O’Bryant Park SW Washington St. (Stark St/9th & Park) to Pioneer Square at 11 a.m.

To beat the rush, pre-register to march now!

Come dressed in your craziest, zaniest, WEIRDEST blue outfits you can find! We’ll be marching from the park to Pioneer Square beginning at 11am.

Want to prepare? Make some signs to show why you’re marching against colorectal cancer & who you’re marching for; get ideas here! 

savethedateportland_web-backSchedule of Events

10am – Register for the March (pre-register now)

11am – One Million Strong March (from O’Bryant Park SW Washington St. (Stark St/9th & Park) to Pioneer Courthouse Square – 700 SW 5th Ave)

12:30pm – Opening Remarks

1pm – Zumba

1:30pm – Freestyle Dance Party

1:45pm – Special Surprise

2pm – Providence Cancer Center Speaker

2:30pm  Zumba

3pm – Freestyle Dance Party

Want to volunteer? Sign up now! 

Pioneer Square Info

Come out to Pioneer Square for a great time! Throughout the day we’ll have:

  • Dancing — lots of dancing
  • Music
  • Food carts
  • Super inflatable colon
  • Educational resources about colon and rectal cancer
  • Games like Pop the Polyp and Blue Star Basketball Jam
  • Chair massages thanks to East West College of the Healing Arts
  • FREE colorectal cancer screening kit giveaways (FIT tests) thanks to Quest Diagnostics

PLUS: We’re kicking off the day with a special secret surprise! Make sure to be in Pioneer Square around 1:30-2pm – you don’t want to miss it!

Featuring DJ O.G. One

DJ-OG-One-PhotoRising from the streets of Watts, California to the city of Portland, Oregon, O.G.ONE has emerged onto the scene as The NW Premier DJ, as well as a motivational speaker and community activist. O.G.ONE’s work ethic, ability to relate to people, knowledge on the turntables and versatility in music has propelled him into a professional level to land events with clients such as Michael Jordan,RUN DMC, Jay Z, Nelly, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, The Game, P.Diddy…and more. He’s worked with NBA players and many corporate clients and is the official Portland Trailblazers DJ.

With over 20 years of experience and business operations as CEO of O.G. Productions Inc., O.G.ONE has also blazed the 1’s & 2’s on Portland’s radio stations Jammin 95.5, Wild 107.5, CBS Radio’s Jammin 107.5 and dj & co-host of THE SHOW with TONE & O.G. on Sports Radio 95.5. The Game. He’s made multiple media appearances in both broadcast and print, and is a favored DJ working with several well-known brands including Adidas, Nike and Toyota/Scion.

Read more about O.G. One


Cover Oregon – Get Signed Up for Healthcare!

The Cover Oregon enrollment has been extended to April 30.

Uninsured participants can still sign up for coverage!

We will have a booth out at the event where Project Access Now will be there to help any interested community members enroll.

Learn more about Cover Oregon now!


Volunteer Information

We need volunteers! See below for opportunities to help. Or, you can sign up to “help anywhere.” Please fill out the volunteer form to get started!

  • Event setup
  • One Million Strong March – parade/crowd management
  • Food cart tickets
  • Recruit for the Virtual March
  • Pop the Polyp – basketball
  • Photo booth
  • Event tear down

Sign up to volunteer now! 

Coming out to march in the parade? Register here. (you need to sign up to volunteer AND march the parade.)

Traveling to Portland?

New to the Portland area? Here are a few helpful links to get you started:

Planning your trip:  Travel Portland

Hotel:  Marriott City Center 

Transportation, parking and general information about Pioneer Courthouse Square:  Square PDX 

March with Us on Social Media

march-for-colon-cancerEven if you’re not in Portland on April 12, you can still join us!

Please use your social media accounts to further our cause and cause a stir for colorectal cancer on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram or any other social site you use!

Check out our cheat sheet for ideas on how to join the movement with us on social media.

Download now! 

Get social media tools here!

Join the Virtual March – Bayer will donate $2 for every person who signs up!

Event Partners & Sponsors

Thank you to our local partners and sponsors of our One Million Strong – Portland! 

Presented by:

Bayer Healthcare
Steve Baker Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Sponsors & Partners:

Special Thank Yous:
Alistair Tutton Photography (photography for the 2014 campaign)