Team captain spotlight
“I can't speak for everyone, but I think [at Amazon] we're all hungry to do more and really make a difference with important causes,” says Amazon’s Obliteride lead Shannon O’Fallon.
Thanks to her vision and leadership, Amazonians are united from Minneapolis to Singapore to honor their loved ones and support cancer research at Fred Hutch.
Record-breaking number of participants
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Fred Hutch researchers supported
Participants raised $1,000 or more
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Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr., Fred Hutch president and director, holder of the Raisbeck Endowed Chair, and 2021 Obliterider (on right)
Over the last nine years, the Fred Hutch Obliteride community has fueled more than $35 million in breakthrough research on cancer, HIV, COVID-19 and other diseases. Our goal? Prevention, treatments and cures for every person who needs them. We’re all in to save lives and cure cancer faster.
From first-year participants to nine-year veterans, Obliteride united people around the world in 2021.
WHY WE PARTICIPATE
Whether they joined to have fun, honor loved ones, be part of a company team, or for another reason, every participant made a difference.
HOW WE PARTICIPATED
From reading poems to cooking, golfing, and more, Obliteriders went all-out for cancer cures in 2021. Here’s a look at the amazing things our community did this year.
Obliteriders everywhere are united to help end the suffering cancer causes. Whether they raised $1 or $10,000, their fundraising and support fuels breakthrough research at Fred Hutch.
FEARLESS SCIENCE AT FRED HUTCH
Obliteride dollars directly support research to understand, prevent, and treat both common and understudied cancers; advance public health and health equity; make new discoveries in basic science; and advance immunotherapy and other treatment approaches. Cancers and diseases we study include:
From harnessing the immune system to overcoming health disparities and inequity, these fearless researchers are using Obliteride dollars to advance science and help improve and save lives.
Decoding how cells create proteins in order to understand how cancer evades the immune system — and more.
Researching how our gut microbiome affects health, from colorectal cancer risk to recovery from COVID-19.
Combining fact-based tools and research to make healthy eating part of cancer prevention and recovery through the Cook for Your Life program.
Reducing health disparities in cancers that affect women by studying the link between social factors and health.
Helping to improve treatments and create better and less invasive diagnostic tests for lung cancer.
Creating lab models to understand how pancreatic and liver cancer behave in humans and advance treatments.
Reducing complications from bone marrow transplants to make this effective treatment safer.
Improving end-of-life care for cancer patients, with a focus on Hispanic and other communities.
Unlocking how our gut communicates with bacteria and microbes — and how gaps can lead to illness.
Powerful tools to help save lives
Creating and harnessing groundbreaking new technologies and large data sets to improve patient care and outcomes.
Making the connection
Understanding the links between cancers, viruses and the microbes in our bodies to improve health.
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Have fun and help cure cancer faster.