Help us save lives!
Hosted by David, Sophia and Jared Kabaker with Rhonda Cohen
in partnership with
the American Cancer Society
Eighth Annual Sushi for a Cure Portland. In-person event canceled
due to COVID-19.
Look for our 2021 date
Support the critical efforts of the
American Cancer Society:
Your donation is greatly appreciated!
Thank You to Our Sponsors
4835 Meadows Rd #133
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
What is Sushi for a Cure?
Sushi for a Cure is a labor of love, and we hope you will join us for our 8th annual event in Portland.
Cancer affects all of us. I lost my wife, June, to lung cancer 10 years ago and her sister, Roni, lost her ten-year battle with cancer a year later. Together with Chef Ramon, June and Roni's cousin and an accomplished sushi chef, we created Sushi for a Cure as a way to celebrate life with great food, and honor everyone in our lives who is touched by cancer.
I also lost my parents too early in life - my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40, which metastasized in her bone marrow eight years later, and she passed at 48. My dad had lymphoma and passed at 56.
I have raised over $200,000 for the American Cancer Society. In 2016, I received an award for being one of the top individual fundraisers in the nation (#11) under the Relay For Life program!
Together with my daughter, Sophia, and son, Jared, we strive to continue the rich tradition of creating a wonderful evening in support of a great cause.
What can I expect at the event?
This will be an intimate gathering where you will eat all the sushi you possibly can, artistically prepared by Chef Ramon from Hawaii (don't be discouraged if you don't like sushi, there will be plenty of vegan and vegetarian food). You can also enjoy cocktails, listen to cool music, chat with interesting people, including my sister, Gayle Kabaker, New Yorker cover artist who created the beautiful Sushi for a Cure illustration, and my sister, Dana, who hosted the inaugural Sushi for a Cure in San Francisco on March 10, 2018.
Of course, the goal is to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and there will be several options to do that, including a silent auction, and the center piece of the evening - Fund a Cure - where you'll have the opportunity to donate at varying levels. Get ready for a fun evening!
Ramon at the sushi cart
David addressing guests in Portland
Dana and Sophia
Dana and Jared
Where will my money go?
Through the support of generous companies and individuals, Sushi for a Cure provides funding for much needed research, programs and services to save lives from cancer, provided by the American Cancer Society. ACS uses its century of experience and unwavering commitment to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
Funds raised from this event will go towards the following:
Fund state-of-the-art cancer research
Deliver accurate and timely information to cancer patients, families and caregivers 24/7 through the toll-free hotline (1-800-227-2345) and website www.cancer.org
Educate the community in the Oregon and SW Washington about the importance of cancer screenings
Provide rides for cancer patients to treatment appointments
Provide peer-to-peer patient support for breast cancer patients