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Nike's Phil Knight was approached by alma mater Oregon for $1b in cancer-research funding, responded with two-year, $500m matching-grant challenge.

"Phil Knight, Nike’s co-founder, surprised officials at Oregon Health and Science University Friday night by promising $500-million if the institution can raise that much from others for cancer research in the next two years, the Oregonian reports. The pledge is one of the biggest made so far in 2013." -- the Chronicle of Philanthropy

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