Seeing a community come together to make a difference in the fight against cancer is incredibly inspiring and motivating. At Obliteride, participants ride together to raise money for cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC or the Hutch) with all of the money raised staying in Seattle. The ride is symbolic of the hope in our community and the struggle and successes in the physical battle against cancer.
REFLECTIONS ON OBLITERIDE 2014
By Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director
For Obliteride 2014 we worked to bring together cause, cycling, community and celebration in a weekend that people would thoroughly enjoy and forever remember. And there were some moments when these four parts all came together.
SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014
gains momentum in its second year as cancer survivors, cyclists, researchers and others determined to end cancer ride this weekend to raise money for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
. In its inaugural year, Obliteride 2013 raised nearly $2 million for lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. With the community’s help, organizers hope to collect even more in 2014.
Obliteride weekend is nearly here and we wanted to share stories of a few partners doing neat things with us.
At the prime of his life, as Paul Weigel was training for the 2013 Whistler Ironman, the 43-year-old learned he had stage 3 colon cancer. Doctors found a lemon-sized tumor in his colon. It had spread to his lymph nodes.
It’s finally here! In just a few days you’ll be embarking on an exciting journey as part of the Obliteride community – a group of people that cares fiercely about ending cancer. Are you ready?
If we’re in your neighborhood
this weekend, come cheer on your friends and those who have stepped up with them.
Here’s a quick overview of how parking and transportation will work for you, two-day riders.
Here’s the single place to read about parking for Obliteride.
Are you a first time rider, or need a reminder of what ride day looks like? Below are a few quick points to make the day run smoothly and ease any anxieties.