More than one way to Obliteride
Volunteers and virtual participants were also in the game. This year, more than 530 volunteers were on hand to support the participants and thousands of people carried out their own activities in support of Fred Hutch.
“I love being involved in running the Obliteride Rest Area,” said long-time volunteer Andrew Taylor. “It’s the only time of the year when I tell people what to do and they do it! »
Former Fred Hutch Researchers Reggie Kimborough and Sophe Ap have come out with their son and daughter to support Fred Hutch’s mission. Obliteride is “a great time for the whole family to practice giving back,” Kimborough said.
Around the world, virtual participants were out in force not just on Saturday, but throughout the season.
“I’m a cancer patient at Fred Hutch so all of this fundraising and support means a lot to me,” said Lianne Horvath, from Kirkland, who rode a 25-mile personalized cycling route with his family on Saturday.
Reema Jain, team captain “Are we there yet?” have hiked in national parks across the United States to raise funds and awareness, including hikes in Washington State and Wyoming. Nitish Anand, a member of the team, said: “I obliterate to do something positive, not only for Hutch, but also for the community at large.”
From his home in Luxembourg, Ekim Dinc cycled this summer to pay tribute to his late father, who inspired him throughout his life. “My dad was a real believer in science,” Dinc said. “He…taught us to walk in his light.