Shoreline residents help Fred Hutch’s Obliteride set new fundraising record

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The bike ride to obliterate cancer raised $2.65 million for local cancer research.

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride climbs to a record $2.65 million in its third year, bringing in more money for a nonprofit organization than any other bike ride in the Pacific Northwest. To date, Obliteride has raised nearly $7 million for lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

“Our riders are passionate about helping Fred Hutch cure cancer,” said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “We’re thrilled to see the community rally to support the world-class research center we have right here in Seattle.”

Nearly 1,200 people rode more than 63,000 miles in the August event. “Obliteride is more than a bike ride,” said Lavin. “It’s a fun weekend of concerts, celebration and connection around a common goal.”

“Thank you to everyone who helped raise these funds that are so vital to our work toward cancer cures,” said Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch. “There’s a very real urgency now as we are on the cusp of real breakthroughs in cancer research. Fundraising efforts like Obliteride help us answer the most promising questions faster.”

Getting ready to come off the Bainbridge Ferry

Where does the money go?

Obliteride donations will support various forms of cancer research, including immunotherapy, breast cancer and other solid-tumor cancers. A portion of Obliteride funds also will be designated to catalyze some of the newest and most promising cancer research.

Obliteride’s generous sponsors, including University Village and the Sloan Foundation, ensure 100 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to research at Seattle’s Fred Hutch.

Want to be part of this exciting event? Save the date for the next Obliteride: Aug. 14, 2016. Registration opens in the spring. More information here.

Obliteride is maniacally focused on FUNding cancer research at Fred Hutch and ultimately, ending cancer. We ride together annually, focusing on possibilities, embracing our fears and celebrating discovery. It’s fun, focused and full of energy!


Kerri Schneider November 2, 2015 at 3:15 PM  

Obliteride is such a wonderful, inspiring event! I'm not a cyclist and rode the 10-mile ride with my daughter. It was so easy and fun!

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