SEATTLE, May 1, 2018
– The Seattle skyline and Lake Washington will glow orange for the Fred Hutch Obliteride
“Glow Orange to Cure Cancer
” campaign in May. The 520 Bridge, Allen Institute, Argosy Cruises, Columbia Tower, IBM Building, PEMCO, Union Square, W Seattle and The Westin Seattle are just a few of the structures and businesses lighting up Obliteride orange May 7-13. The Seattle Great Wheel will also display an orange light show the evenings of May 7 and 11.
What a year this has been! And boy did we celebrate. Riders, sponsors, volunteers and donors gathered at Westland Distillery to celebrate all the amazing work the Obliteride community did this past year.
Watch this video that captures a great story from one of our teams. This is why we all do what we do to support cancer research at Fred Hutch.
Reflecting on Obliteride 2016, it felt like the community was more engaged than ever. In such a neat way, we saw more people connecting in their own ways. More people personalized jerseys and wore special costumes. Teams had unique fundraisers all over the region, raising awareness in their own communities. More survivors shared stories, more researchers shared their knowledge and passion, and more people celebrated progress and hope at Gas Works, in Tacoma and back at Gas Works.
There’s still time to sign up for the ride to end cancer
— Aug. 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
“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.”
“Most people do not understand that I am not "cured". They don't realize that I still live with a disease.”
- Kristy Larch, Wedgwood Resident
"Obliteride is a way to contribute to cancer research, to finding treatments and potentially cures, in a fun and social way.”
- Sarah Zurat – Maple Leaf Resident
“I sat by my mom’s side each day of her last month of life, before passing, altogether too young, from cancer.“
- Matthew Caprio – Queen Anne Resident
“Everyone who gets involved in Obliteride is so glad they participated. You get to meet a lot of amazing people and will never forget the great experience.”
- Nancy Evans – Magnolia resident
“I realized this tumor and disease is part of me, likely forever. I chose not to fight my cancer but love it away.”
- Brian Tracy – Greenwood resident