Guest post by Cyrus Fiene
My motivation behind riding in Obliteride stems from losing my mother to cancer in 2013. Witnessing the pain and suffering she endured over nearly five years is something that no one should ever have to go through. That is the reason I ride, and the reason I have created a unique opportunity to support Obliteride and Fred Hutch research.
I was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in July of 2012. I was devastated knowing there is no cure. My mom was diagnosed with the same cancer in 2001. She died one month later and I was sure my life would end like hers. Fortunately, advances in research at places like Fred Hutch have allowed me to live a very full and active life with cancer for nearly three years.
The diagnosis of cancer is personal. Suddenly there is urgency to my life.
Looking for an easy way to kickoff your fundraising? Offering delicious food for donations is always a winner. Check out how one rider raised BIG money with a simple chili feed. Good food plus great company equals goal achieved for Dave Dapelo!
OK, people, IT’S TIME to get serious about training and fundraising. Obliteride is just over 2 months away – but who’s counting?!
We’ve got tons of resources, tips and ideas to help make your training and fundraising fun and easy. We also bet you have some great ideas of your own.
Download our comprehensive 8-week Acceleration Plan
. This plan provides training and fundraising tips to help you feel successful on your bike and reach your fundraising goal – so you can have the best Obliteride experience possible. Stick to the plan and have fun. You can do this!
Join us for the Obliteride FRIENDraising party! Bring your friends, the more you bring, the more $ you raise. Help us rally new riders, earn some money and have fun Obliteride style.
Editor’s note: I usually tell other people’s stories on this blog. But I’ve been asked to share my personal cancer story and why Obliteride is not only my work but also my purpose.
By Amy Anderson
CHEER Seattle will be cheering on riders at Obliteride this year. Check out their fun video
and see below for more info about this peppy and spirited group.
SEATTLE, April 7, 2015
– Fred Hutch’s Obliteride
launches a new ride for people who are passionate about ending cancer, especially those afflicting women. The 10-mile pedal will take people on a controlled course around Lake Union Aug. 9, 2015, starting at Fred Hutch and ending at Gas Works Park for a celebration party.
Join us for a lantern lighting ceremony to kick-off Cancer Research Month. This is an opportunity for our community to honor survivors, loved ones lost and those fighting cancer today.
Join stylist Tiffany Wendel to shop must-have styles of the season on Tuesday, April 21. Come shop, sip (bubbly) and get styled for spring - a fun excuse for girls night out! Feel free to invite friends.