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A New Normal After Cancer for a Recovered Couch Potato

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. 

OBLITERIDE 101

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.

Why I Volunteer

‘Volunteering helps me contribute in a small way to ending a disease that has brought so much pain and suffering.’
 
Guest post by Ellen Betit

How can we help?

We understand that deciding to do a big fundraising bike ride can be a bit intimidating. We're here to make it easier for everyone to participate and feel successful.

Getting Started with Fundraising

-- 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?
 
The Mentors 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. 

The Clock is Ticking

“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.