I can't believe it's been nearly 10 years since lung cancer took my mom's life. She went through her entire life journey with such gentle grace (unless she was in the middle of a heated card game). Her legacy lives on, inspiring me to live with more grace, more kindness, and channel that competitive spirit for the greater good—this summer, I'll be doing just that as I run in her honor.
On August 10, my family will be running in memory of my mom with the hope of raising funds to make a real impact and assist the amazing researchers at Fred Hutch reach their goal to make all cancers curable by 2025.
I'm setting big goals for my family too. I want to raise $10,000 to honor the 10 years that we've had to live without my mom—will you join me by contributing in her honor?
The reality is 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, it’s clear that scientific research remains essential. Your contribution to The CureCyclists (the team we will be running/riding with) will go to funding special early-stage projects—the kind of inventive research that ultimately leads to not just to treatments, but to cures. Your contribution to Obliteride will be directed 100% to the scientists and labs at Fred Hutch.
Join our team with your donation (and enter Alison Ashmead, Jonah Ashmead, or David Ashmead to donate as we've each set our goals at 1/3 of $10,000)
Learn more about our team CureCyclists (my dad and sister will also be riding/running)
Thank you in advance for your support of me, The CureCyclists and the Fred Hutch scientists and patients. And thanks for partnering with me to reach my goal of raising 10,000 for 10 years. I like to think that my mom is with us in this whole journey—through the strawberry blonde she passed on to all 4 of our boys—but also through her kind and courageous spirit that endured so much and fought so hard against cancer—inspiring us to run/ride to honor her!