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Your show of heart made the impossible possible

An update from Obliteride Director Jim Birrell

Updated September 23, 2020
Jim Birrell
Jim Birrell, Obliteride Director

Our fundraising total is in; it’s an incredible $3 million plus; and it’s something every single one of you can cheer to the moon and back. 

This number represents hard work, connection, tenacity, community, and love. Together, we set goals and met them. We stood up for science, for our loved ones, and for the promise of a healthier world.

Now, every participant-raised dollar is hard at work, making it possible for scientists at Fred Hutch to continue driving big ideas into fearless research, fearless research into new findings, and new findings into urgently needed options for every person and family facing cancer, COVID-19, and other infectious diseases.

I know that every single one of you stared down not just one, but a host of challenges this year. And still, each of you said, “You know what? I’m doing this Obliteride.”

Once again, our community went all-out for cures and made a difference. 

To all of you: our participants, donors, sponsors, teams, corporate partners, and friends. To everyone who gave their sweat, care, Zoom calls, yard signs, doorstep cookies, virtual toasts, smiling posts, and more. To everyone who cheered as we swept on by: THANK YOU.

We did something amazing this year. Our commitment made the impossible possible by turning our “virtual” event into something very real: a powerful and unstoppable force for good.

I am so grateful to every one of you. 

See you next year! I can’t wait to join you on Saturday, August 14, for Obliteride 2021.Sweat on!

Jim Birrell
Obliteride Director

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