I’m Obliteriding to cure cancer faster — and I need your support!
This August, beneath Mount Rainier, bald eagles, and an enormous orange banner, 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. We’re making progress, but we have a long way to go: One in three people will still face cancer in their lifetime... In fact, I've faced cancer in my life too many times already, having lost loved ones, friends, and colleagues — most notably, my mother Celika who we lost to metastatic melanoma. Now, I am gearing up to support those who are still fighting to conquer their particular cancer. Specifically, I am riding in honor of my dear friends Tonia and Jay's incredible son, Bheem, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) last August 2018. Fortunately, there is a cure for his cancer... AND it doesn't hurt that he has the most inspiring and indomitable spirit of anyone I can think of in his situation.
But, not everyone affected by cancer has as positive a prognosis. So, I am riding to help Bheem and others like him (or even unlike him), who are hoping for more research and progress to discover cures for all kinds of cancer.
Every Obliteride-raised dollar goes to lifesaving research at Fred Hutch — and the Hutch won’t stop until 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 join me in putting cancer in its place: behind us.