Cancer touches all of us - half of all men and one third of all women in the U.S. will get cancer in their lifetime. These figures are shocking, but, I believe we can change the stats by funding lifesaving research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
In 2013 my Dad was diagnosed with leukemia and with the help of Fred Hutch and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance he fought a noble fight against cancer. In March of 2015 his fight ended. Cancer is scary, and hard, and unfair, and relentless. We have to find a cure to make sure our families and friends and even ourselves, beat cancer.
For those of you who don't know my Dad, Walt, he was a long time volunteer for the bicycling community providing radio communications, first aid and bike mechanic support to many organized rides in the Pacific Northwest. It's always been a part of his life, and now we have a chance to give back to my Dad and so many others who are battling cancer through this perfectly fitting event. Let's help save lives!
All of us participating in Obliteride will come together in August to tell cancer we're not gonna take it anymore. And here's where I need your help. I've made a big commitment to make a statement against cancer. And I hope you'll make a statement, too. With 100% of every dollar donated going directly to cancer research at Fred Hutch, we can make a direct impact on research to save lives faster. I hope you'll donate as much as you can because you believe in me, what I'm doing and that together, we can defeat cancer.
I am committed to riding the 100 mile ride and raising $2500 for cancer research. Every donation helps, but if someone you know has had cancer or is fighting it now, please consider joining us for the Obliteride!