Monday, April 7, 2014

The Community Bike Ride to Obliterate Cancer Comes to Redmond on August 10

Supporters are asked to ‘go orange’ in solidarity to end cancer

SEATTLE, March 27, 2014 – Obliteride participants will enjoy an epic experience and a

scenic ride as they pedal through the Puget Sound area this summer, while raising

critical funds to help Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer. All new

routes for the 25, 50, 100 and 150-mile rides have just been released. This year’s

event will also include a 1-mile route for kids, so the whole family can get in on the fun.

The routes are designed so everyone, from beginners to experienced cyclists, can do
their part to help end cancer Aug. 8-10, 2014.;
Sadly, cancer touches everyone. Half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S.
will develop cancer during their lifetimes. 
 “Together as a community we can fight back,”

said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “We’re so fortunate to have Fred Hutch

right here in our backyard. 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. Together we can make a real difference. Thanks to our generous

sponsors, including University Village, 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to

lifesaving cancer research that improves cancer care in our community and has farreaching

impacts around the world.

Obliteride is not just a bike ride. “It’s an entire weekend celebrating and riding with a

community of people focused on ending cancer,” said Lavin. “It’s a buzz from the kick-off

party Friday evening at Gas Works Park to the closing festivities Sunday at Magnuson


Sign up to ride, volunteer or fundraise at Detailed route

information, maps, photos and training tips are now available at

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. Go to for fun ways to get

Obliteride is a community that cares fiercely about ending cancer. We connect over the impact

cancer is having on our lives and our intense commitment to find better treatments and ultimately

eliminate it. We believe that together we can make a difference. Together we can end cancer.

Join the movement to obliterate cancer. It’s fun, focused and full of energy! 100% of every dollar

raised goes directly to lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. Obliteride 2014 is Aug. 8-10.

Learn more at


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