Seattle has one of the nation's leading cancer research centers in Fred Hutchison, but all that scientific progress doesn't come cheap.
Now you can help make a difference and get some exercise at the same time. Bike the Obliteride, an epic fundraiser that puts wheels to pavement all over the Seattle area.
100% of every penny raised during this ride goes to cancer research. No overhead.
Spin class has prepped you for this. And even if it hasn't, the ride's been divided into four different lengths to match varying skill sets. Ride easy with a 25-mile course for casuals or get serious with the massive 180-mile trek.
Ten bands play throughout the race, including a super-secret headliner on Friday night's kickoff party. Participants get all kinds of perks, including a salmon dinner from Tom Douglas and a commemorative jersey.
And, of course, the priceless knowledge that you helped put the brakes on cancer.