Photo at right: Orange-clad cyclists raise funds and awareness in the fight to end cancer at the inaugural Obliteride in 2013.
Obliteride is back for its second year of cycling and festivities to help researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer.
Event organizers have announced brand new routes for the 25-, 50-, 100- and 150-mile rides Aug. 8-10 in Seattle, Wash. The routes are designed so everyone, from beginners to experienced cyclists, can do their part.
Because of sponsor support, 100 percent of every dollar raised will benefit Fred Hutch.
“We’re so fortunate to have Fred Hutch right here in our backyard,” says Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “Giving to local research is the best investment you can make because it helps ensure when someone you know gets cancer, they’ll have the best doctors, researchers and care available right here.”
In its inaugural year, Obliteride 2013 raised nearly $2 million for lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. With the community’s help, organizers expect to raise even more in 2014.
For more information about the ride and to see new routes, go to http://obliteride.org
Go Orange for Obliteride in April
Buildings and landmarks around Puget Sound will light up orange in April as a sign of solidarity in the fight to end cancer. The Pacific Science Center arches, The Great Wheel, Union Square and Zymogenetics are just some of the structures turning Obliteride orange. Supporters are encouraged to “go orange” in April to show their commitment to ending cancer.
To learn more, go to http://obliteride.org/community/blog/march-2014/10-ways-to-go-orange-in-april
And, get inspired to ride with this video: I RIDE Obliteride 2014