I’m Obliteriding to cure cancer faster — and I need your support!
Two years ago, Paul rode Obliteride for his sister Kate who had been diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. Now, two years later he and I are riding for me. I was diagnosed in November with Stage 1 Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer.
I started treatment in November of 2018 and will be done in February of 2020. When you get diagnosed with cancer, it is an immediate firehose of information. I learned that part of the reason for my lengthy treatment is because they can now type a tumor and create a treatment plan that gives you the very best survival rate. They have also made advancements in managing the side effects that go along with chemotherapy. Trust me, chemo isn't easy, but it is manageable. That is part of the reason that I am committed to curing cancer faster. I have met several people that went through breast cancer treatment 15 to 20 years ago. They didn't have the advancements that my treatment plan is giving me and the side effects were very severe.
I’m asking for your donation because I’m ready for a world where no one has to discuss treatment plans and survival rates. We’re making progress, but we have a long way to go: One in three people will still face cancer in their lifetime.
Every Obliteride-raised dollar goes to lifesaving research at Fred Hutch — and the Hutch won’t stop they have cures for all cancers. Already, researchers there are advancing breakthrough treatments, ramping up prevention and diagnosis, and bringing together the best minds in science, tech, and business to save more lives, more quickly.
It’s amazing! But bold research takes money — and that’s where we come in.
Please donate today and wish me luck on my 50 mile bike ride on August 10th.