This August, I’m joining thousands of people in Seattle to bike, run, walk, and raise money to obliterate cancer!!
I’m doing this because I’m ready for a world where no family has to fear this disease. TOO MANY are AFFLICTED with this horrible disease. Indeed, 1 in 3 people will face cancer in their lifetime.
Fred Hutchinson was a competitor, managing the Cincinnati Reds to an NL championship in 1961. My father was there – at Crosley field – when Yankee slugger Roger Maris dropped the ninth inning homerun that turned the tide of the ’61 World Series. When Mr. Hutchinson retired from the Reds – due to worsening cancer in 1965 – Cincinnati rallied to win 29 of their last 47 games.
Both of these baseball legends – Hutchinson and Maris – had their lives cut short by cancer with so much left to give. Similarly, my cousin – a Bengals Fan, Junior High Principal, and Oakwood Ohio Legend –INSPIRATIONALLY dealt with brain cancer through last year, and he was the second of my cousins to be diagnosed with cancer before age 45. Presently my close friend from B-school is valiantly dealing with cancer recurrence after being cancer free for nearly a decade.
PLEASE HELP turn the tide against this disease! Consider supporting my 100-mile “ObliteRide” bike ride next month –or- my cousin Dan Weckstein’s RESILIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND!
Every Obliteride-raised dollar goes to lifesaving research! Indeed, my brilliant wife – DR. HOLLY HARRIS – collaborates with scientists around the world from the leading NCI Cancer Center that bears Fred Hutch’s name. THE HUTCH won’t stop until they have cures for all cancers.
Mr. Hutchinson could have turned 100 this year! Please donate today and join me in putting cancer in its place: behind us.