We understand that deciding to do a big fundraising bike ride can be a little bit intimidating and we want to make it easier for everyone to participate and feel successful.
We are gearing up for our third annual Obliteride and we want to make sure everyone has an amazing experience riding and fundraising for cancer research.
Help us spread the word about Obliteride, it's the easiest way to support Fred Hutch. Check out the list of events we'll be attending in the upcoming weeks and join us!
-- from Teresa and the Mentors
So you have signed up for Obliteride and now you are looking at the fundraising requirement and maybe it's a little daunting. That $5 self-donation you made when you registered looks a little lonely. What next?
are here to help! First, please believe us when we say that we have all been there: each of us has wondered how we can dare to ask friends and family and colleagues to contribute; we've also wondered how we can ask the same people twice.
“I need FRED HUTCH to cure cancer in my lifetime.”
-Jeanette Woldseth, breast cancer survivor
Jeanette Woldseth put out fires in Bellevue for 28 years. Now she’s fighting to extinguish the scariest fire of her life… cancer. In 2010, a few years after retiring, Jeanette found out she had breast cancer. Two years after finishing treatment the cancer came back. This time it was stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Doctors told her there was no cure. Yet.
Obliteride is all about the 12s! In fact, if you recruit a new rider before the Super Bowl, you and your rookie rider will each receive $120 credit to your fundraising.
I’m inspired to be ALL IN by the people and the fun. In fact, it seems almost wrong how much fun we have with Obliteride, considering the real reason we are all there: because of people whose lives have been disrupted by cancer, like my mother.
Why did team 800-4-CANCER go ALL IN?
When a group of us at the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service (an NIH-funded contract at the Hutch) were asked to help with Obliteride’s recruitment and outreach, it started as a new and exciting working relationship with our parent institution. Little did we realize how much we would grow to love the mission of the event and how much impact we could have by signing up for the ride ourselves!
ME…? When I signed up for Obliteride I was not a cyclist at all!
I had heard about the inaugural Obliteride and thought it sounded like an amazing event but hadn’t considered actually riding in it. I didn’t even own a bike!
In a word – inspired.
The Olympic Physical Therapy Family was inspired and ALL IN for Obliteride 2014.
It was an amazing experience and a gift to participate in a fundraising event where EVERY DOLLAR raised went to cancer research.
I don’t want to feel helpless anymore.
It hasn't been very long since cancer showed up in my life, and it didn't take long for it to leave its scars.