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A Record Number of Riders Pedal in Fred Hutch’s Obliteride This Weekend

There’s still time to sign up for the ride to end cancer
 
SEATTLEAug. 9, 2016 —More than 1,400 riders are participating in Obliteride this weekend. They’re spinning their wheels to raise critical funds to help Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer.

 “We’re excited so many people have joined Obliteride this year,” said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “It shows people are embracing the Hutch, recognizing there’s a real urgency now as scientists are on the verge of many cancer cures.” 

Why I Ride - Dr. Jerry Radich

Dr. Jerry Radich, 4th year rider and member of Fred Hutch’s Clinical Research Division, researching molecular genetics of leukemia and the detection of minimal residual disease.

I ride because I am weary of friends and family members getting cancer, and too often dying from it. I ride because I have given too many eulogies for dear friends.  I ride because of the pain and suffering cancer causes my patients and their families. I ride to end cancer, to obliterate it.