SEATTLE, April 7, 2015
– Fred Hutch’s Obliteride
launches a new ride for people who are passionate about ending cancer, especially those afflicting women. The 10-mile pedal will take people on a controlled course around Lake Union Aug. 9, 2015, starting at Fred Hutch and ending at Gas Works Park for a celebration party.
Join us for a lantern lighting ceremony to kick-off Cancer Research Month. This is an opportunity for our community to honor survivors, loved ones lost and those fighting cancer today.
Join stylist Tiffany Wendel to shop must-have styles of the season on Tuesday, April 21. Come shop, sip (bubbly) and get styled for spring - a fun excuse for girls night out! Feel free to invite friends.
Editor’s Note: Leigh Pate is a cancer survivor, cyclist, writer and photographer in Seattle who has biked across the US and through India. Leigh’s story first appeared on Seattle Bike Blog after she rode in Obliteride 2014.
When SCCA’s Kari Stricker first heard about Obliteride, she saw it as the perfect opportunity to contribute to a good cause. “I wasn’t a bicyclist, so I volunteered. Obliteride was so fun! I loved the energy and I loved volunteering,” Kari said.
If you find yourself with a view of the Seattle skyline one night this week, take a look and soak up the orange. From the Columbia Tower to University Village, the Seattle Great Wheel to the Pacific Science Center, the city is awash in orange.
There so many FUN ways to FUNdraise for Obliteride. Here are a few fresh ideas!
In 2014, Obliteride participants raised $2.25 million for cancer research at Fred Hutch. One hundred percent of that money is now helping Fred Hutch investigators cure cancer faster.
The word “defeat” is not in Paul Weigel’s vocabulary, at least not anymore. The self-described former couch potato didn’t start exercising until his 30s, when he made a bet with a friend to see who could win a 5K race. Paul was determined to win and he did. In fact, he liked competing so much he started doing triathlons and even finished an Ironman. Then he got cancer.
Want to learn more about Obliteride? Join us for pizza and great conversation on Wednesday, April 15, 6-8 p.m., as we walk you through the ins and outs of Obliteride. Get your questions answered, learn how to fundraise and train and meet some new friends. All registered riders and those interested in registering but nervous about fundraising and riding are welcome to attend.