How many people do you know who have been impacted by cancer this year? How many people do you know who are fighting it now?
Virtually all of us are touched by Cancer and sometimes it feels like there's not much we can do to help. For the third year in a row, I'm taking some action by getting on a bike and participating in the Obliteride event to raise money for Fred Hutch cancer research. More than 300 labs and projects are working hard to save the lives of people all over the world by conducting innovative, high-impact cancer research. I’m participating to support these labs so they can continue saving lives and can do so faster.
Our team, team "Tuff Stuff," has already raised more than $13,000 this year and I'm personally committed to raising at least $1000. 100% of your donation goes straight to research at Fred Hutch, (not to the ride event- I paid for that). All donation levels are welcome and there is no obligation or expectation. The Hutch makes it pretty easy, just click on orange donate button in the right nav bar.
This year, I'm changing up the baked good incentives. A donation of any amount will also get you some delicious homemade granola. Made with olive oil and maple syrup, it's healthy-ish, vegan and part of this nutritious breakfast. Just let me know if you or anyone in your family is allergic to nuts. (I usually use pecans and/or almonds but can omit or change it up if needed.)
Also, this year I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you to check your bits. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/skin-cancer/galleries/skin-self-exam-gallery.html And get to an annual exam to further check your bits and overall health. I'm not great about this, and maybe you're not either. Let's do better this year.
Please join me and team Tuff Stuff to help put cancer in its place. Behind us.
Q: There are so many fundraising events, how is this one different?
A: Each Obliteride rider has to commit to raising at least $500 that goes straight to research. Registration fees that I pay fund the event itself. Obliteride has raised over $10 million in its first few years, so it really makes an impact.
Q: If I don't dontate, will you think I'm a terrible person?
A: Nope. Will still love you to pieces. There is no obligation or expectation.