I’m Obliteriding because it’s time to kick some cancer butt!
This August, as a member of the fabulous GLY Construction team, I’m joining thousands of people in Seattle to bike, run, walk, and raise money to obliterate cancer. How far am I going to ride you ask? I selected 100 miles to reflect the pain and sense of accomplishment I’m asking you to feel after donating a large sum to this cause ;-)
As some of you know, I am a breast cancer survivor. My cancer was caught early by my primary care doctor. I was supported through my diagnosis and treatment by brave cancer survivor friends and my mind blowing and caring team at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for which Fred Hutch is one of three partners.
Since my diagnosis 6 years ago my dad has been diagnosed and is living with lung cancer. I’ve seen friends newly diagnosed with cancer, dealing with reoccurrences and I lost a friend to brain cancer.
I’m doing this ride because I want to live in a world where nobody fears or dies of this disease. Researchers are making great progress, but still have a long way to go: One in three people will still face cancer in their lifetime.
Bold research takes money — and that’s where we come in.
Every Obliteride-raised dollar goes to lifesaving research at Fred Hutch — and the Hutch won’t stop until they have cures for all cancers. Already, researchers there are advancing breakthrough treatments, ramping up prevention and diagnosis, and bringing together the best minds in science, tech, and business to save more lives, more quickly.
Please donate today and join me in putting cancer in its place: behind us.