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Obliteride cyclists raise $2.25 million for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The second Obliteride raised $2.25 million for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, ride organizers announced recently.

The two-day ride was held in August and cyclists had raised $1.5 million through the event, but fundraising continued for several weeks afterward. Organizers say 100 percent of the money raised goes to cancer research.

“We’re thrilled our riders worked hard to raise these vital funds,” Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director, said in a prepared statement. “It’s time our community rallied around this amazing research center we’re fortunate to have here in the Northwest.”

More than 900 people rode in one of the four routes ranging in distance from 25 to 150 miles.

In 2013, the first Obliteride raised $1.93 million.

The next Obliteride is scheduled for Aug. 7-9, 2015.

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