When you fundraise, you and your donors advance world-changing research to prevent, treat, and cure cancer faster. Together, we fundraise for our loved ones, ourselves, and a healthier world. So go ahead: set a goal that works for you. This page will help you succeed!

Why Fundraise?

Support from you and your donors fuels the ever-accelerating pace of Fred Hutch research. It helps kick-start creative, innovative studies that are too early in their development to attract funding any other way — but which have the potential for tremendous impact. With every ask or donation confirmed, every day of training, and every mile we ride, walk or run, we turn our dedication and hope into the science it takes to obliterate cancer.

Ways to Fundraise

Not sure how to kick things off? Here are tips Obliteriders have found helpful — and we're sure you'll add your own.

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Feel Good About Asking

When you ask for a donation, you’re giving people the chance to support research that saves lives. That’s something to feel great about!

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Share Your Story

It is powerful to share why you Obliteride. Your personal story is authentic, inspiring and your most effective fundraising tool. Want to share your Obliteride story with us? Tell us why you Obliteride.

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Be Creative!

Raffle a cake, complete challenges in exchange for donations, or invite people to an online show for a small fee. People like connection and give more when they see your dedication.

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Harness Email and Social Media

You're already online, and social media is great for fundraising. Pictures, challenges, and personal messages get people invested (and donating).

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Use Matching Gifts

Many employers will match donors’ gifts dollar for dollar — doubling their contributions and boosting your goals. Visit our Matching Gifts page to learn more.

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Offer Incentives

For $10, donors get a dedicated mile. $50 chooses your workout or project. And $200 puts their name on your jersey or T-shirt. (Obliteriders say this approach is the most effective.)

Put Your Participant Center to Work


The Obliteride Participant Center is an online site for every participant — and the place to go for all things fundraising! Once you've registered, visit the center to quickly set up your personalized page, learn about Fred Hutch, get templates to help you ask for donations, and more. 

The world is counting on science. Our scientists are counting on you. Let's take action together.

Jim Birrell, Obliteride Director

Obliteride Is for Everyone!

Have fun and help cure cancer faster! We can't wait to have you join us.