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Seattle skyline to glow orange for National Cancer Research Month

The Seattle skyline will glow orange this week to support Fred Hutch during National Cancer Research Month.

Seattle landmarks and businesses will glow orange this week for National Cancer Research month. The Fred Hutch “Glow Orange to Cure Cancer” campaign runs May 6 – 12, 2019.

The 520 Bridge, Columbia Tower, CenturyLink, Union Square, Westin Seattle, W Seattle, PEMCO, University Village, Allen Institute, Russell Investments Center, Argosy ships, and Fred Hutch are among those who will light up orange. Seattle’s Great Wheel will illuminate the waterfront with an orange light show on May 6.

The event is part of “Obliteride,” an annual bike ride that has raised more than $14 million since 2013 for Fred Hutch. Thousands are expected to participate in this year’s event on August 10, 2019, which now includes a new 5K run.

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“The community has embraced Obliteride in such a unique and fun way,” said Andrea Gomes Morrison, director of Fred Hutch Obliteride. “We’re thrilled to have such strong support for Fred Hutch and the innovative, life-saving work that happens here.”

Fred Hutch has saved hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide since its founding in 1975 and is one of the world’s leading research organizations on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases.

Sign up to ride, run, walk or volunteer at Obliteride.org. You can also share photos on social media by using #gloworange.

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