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“Most people do not understand that I am not ‘cured.’ They don't realize that I still live with a disease.”
- Kristy Larch, Wedgwood Resident
Kristy Larch is passionate about finding cures for cancer. The 48-year old Matthews Beach woman has two young children and to her, cancer is personal. Kristy was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer, an advanced form of cancer, six years ago.
Editor’s note: May is designated as National Melanoma Month. Included in that designation is National Melanoma Monday, which is the first Monday in May. The American Academy of Dermatology has set aside this day to raise awareness about skin cancer.
Jeff Dossett started mountain climbing when he turned 40 and was looking for a new challenge...both physically and mentally. He first climbed Mt. Rainier in 2000 on a charity climb, the Climb for Clean Air (for the American Lung Association). He did this charity climb again in 2001 and then decided to pursue the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on every continent including Everest), which he successfully completed during 2002 to 2004.
Editor’s note: Rex Miller is one of our most ardent and dedicated supporters and has become part of our Obliteride family. We asked Rex to share some of his thoughts about Obliteride and what’s helped him become one of Obliteride’s most successful fundraisers.
By Amy Lavin
I was fortunate to spend Spring Break with my family in the sunshine. As for many, it's a special time to get away with my family, free my mind and find clear headspace. While I enjoyed relaxing this week, I found renewed inspiration.
Craving a milkshake? Head on over to a Pot Belly Sandwich shop in Seattle where $1 of every shake sold supports Obliteride until May 29.
Available at the following locations:
Potbelly at Lenora and 6th (2030 6th Ave)
Potbelly at 4th and Pike (1429 4th Ave)
Potbelly at 3rd and Spring (1111 3rd Ave)
Potbelly First Hill (1208 Madison)
and Potbelly at The Ave (4520 University Ave, Seattle)
and Potbelly Sandwich Shop (4520 University Ave, Seattle)
Photo credit: Lisi Wolf Photography
Fred Hutch’s Obliteride Lights the Sky Orange to Help Cure Cancer Faster
The bike ride to obliterate cancer also announces new fundraising levels for 2016
SEATTLE, March 21, 2016
– Starting today – coinciding with Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
to discuss the cancer “moonshot”– and running through April 8, Obliteride’s
supporters and partners will light the Seattle skyline orange to show their commitment to help Fred Hutch cure cancer. The Pacific Science Center arches, The Great Wheel, REI climbing rock, Columbia Tower, IBM Plaza and Union Square are just a few of the structures turning “Obliteride orange
This month we’re focusing on several areas of research that benefit from private funding from initiatives like Obliteride. Each introduces an area of research happening at Fred Hutch and each reflects the type of explorations that help us increasingly learn more about curing cancer.
We’re back again to touch on another area of research benefitting from private funding, like that raised through Obliteride. Together in 2015, we raised $2.65 million for cancer research at Fred Hutch. Fred Hutch investigators turn over ‘every stone’ in an effort to learn as much as possible about cancer, so we can move swiftly to cure it. That’s what we’re about: curing cancer.
Together in 2015, we raised $2.65 million for cancer research at Fred Hutch. This research spans everything from lifestyle choices to environmental and genetic factors that contribute to cancer risk. The complete picture helps inform understanding of what’s needed to cure cancer.
In the coming weeks, we’ll share information on the types of research Obliteride helps fund. We’ll do our best to introduce you to the work, pique your interest and connect you with more detail. Here is the first in the series of blogs that will introduce the types of work you’re making possible.