Our team name, Empirical Riders, has two meanings. One is to honor a team member's father. Sara's dad came to Obliteride last year and appeared to be healthy and full of laughter. Less than two months later he died of cancer. He had a background in science, so the word 'empirical' seemed fitting.
The second reason is for the scientists at Fred Hutch, whose work is based, in part, on empirical research... through observation and clinical studies.
We are not cyclists, yet we're committing to ride 25 miles in Obliteride this August because we believe research is the fastest path to curing cancer and we also believe the team at Fred Hutch can get us there.
Sadly, half of all men and one third of all women in the U.S. will get cancer in their lifetime.
Fred Hutch is learning more about cancer prevention, diagnostics and treatment and Obliteride can help us get to cures faster.
More than 300 labs and projects are working hard to save the lives of people all over the world by conducting innovative, high-impact cancer research.
Please join us in this effort to put cancer in its place, behind us.
Ride with us, donate to our team, and tell others about Obliteride.