Our Northwest

WALLY joins Obliteride to "Save Lives Faster"

Monday, August 12, 2013by  Krysta Morley

With monumental medical strides like the first bone marrow transplant and work cemented with the accomplishment of a Nobel Prize, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center knows how to drive forward the fight to end cancer. Fred Hutch’s latest effort to raise funds and awareness came in the form of “Obliteride.”

Obliteride is a challenging bike ride that was made up of four different routes; 25-mile, 50-mile, 100-mile and the two day 180-mile rides. The WALLY team set up shop along the course, cheering on those who were riding for the cure. With signs of encouragement, cheering and music playing, the WALLY team hoped to serve as an awesome support team!

More than 700 riders took part in Seattle’s first-ever Obliteride, and each rider helped personally raise funds for lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutchinson. Amazingly, more than $1.4 million has been raised so far, and 100 percent of it is going directly to research right here in the Northwest.

If you were unable to take part in Obliteride, but want to help fund the fight to end cancer, there is still time to donate to the cause. Help save lives faster!

Share on social media


Comments on this post

No comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Add your comment

At PEMCO, we believe that maintaining the confidentiality of personal information is a fundamental responsibility. View our privacy policy.