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First ‘Obliteride’ breaks record for cycling fundraising
Fifty-nine Islanders were part of the inaugural Obliteride, a bicycling event to raise money and awareness to fund cancer research. The event was a huge success. In its first year, Obliteride raised more money for a local organization than any other bicycling fundraiser in the Northwest.
The inaugural ride raised $1.9 million that will go directly to lifesaving research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
“We are so impressed with how our community rallied around Obliteride and its commitment to raising money to accelerate lifesaving research at Fred Hutch,” said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “We set out to do something big our first year and people wowed us by donating $1.9 million to Fred Hutch.”
More than 1,600 people participated in the August event, including riders, volunteers and virtual riders. “It was a magical weekend that we hope even more people will get to experience next year,” Lavin said.
For more, go to http://www.obliteride.org/