As you may have read, I am riding in a cycling event, Obliteride, that is a fund-raised for the cancer institute where I also work and have worked for the past 9+ years, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
What, you ask? Why is the place you work named Fred Hutchinson and what does that have to do with cancer? Many years ago, I wondered that same thing.
Well, it turns out that Fred Hutchinson was a person—a moderately famous major league baseball player and manager who grew up and went to college in Seattle. And it turns out he died of lung cancer in 1964.
Just as important, Fred had a brother named William who was a surgeon and who decided to found a cancer research center in honor of his brother, Fred, in 1975. This was the birth of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which has done many great things in the effort to eliminate cancer and reduce suffering from it.
I am riding Obliteride and raising money because I believe so strongly in the place where I work and the good we are doing.
Recently, I ran across this great video about the Hutchinson brothers.
Please consider donating to my Obliteride campaign to end cancer by clicking below. Thank you!