I am participating again this year in Obliteride, a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center hosted event to raise funds for cancer research. Fred Hutch has made a bold statement that curing most if not all human cancers by 2025 is plausible, and we are doing all we can to make good on that statement.
At a personal level, sad news of cancer among my friends and family is devastating me with alarming increase in frequency. The sense of urgency for discovery of cancer cure is felt daily.
Cycling 100 miles is quite easy, but asking friends for donation, especially in this increasingly difficult economy, is always hard. This year, to entice and entertain more donors, I am committing to ride the 106 mile challenge course (with 5500 ft of elevation gain) on my little Brompton folding bike with 16" kids bicycle wheels. It requires some efforts to maintain a very pedestrian speed on this little bike, but the challenge is nothing compared to what a cancer patient must endure, physically and mentally.
I've been fortunate with many generous donors in the years past, along with equally generous matching donations from their employers.
For those submitting a request to your employer for matching donation, please note “Obliteride – Jae Cho” on your online request, if it is possible.
Thank you again for your past support, and consideration for 2019!