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Community Events

The following is a list of some of the annual public events organized by community volunteers and SCCA supporters to benefit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Swim Across America 2014

Lake Washington Open Water Swim - September 6
Moses Lake Open Water Swim - August 23

Swim Across America, Inc. (SAA), is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events. In Seattle, SAA community volunteers host an annual open-water swim in Lake Washington that benefits SCCA. To date, Swim Across America contributed over $750,000 for clinical research at SCCA. This year you can participate as a swimmer, volunteer or fundraiser in the Lake Washington Open Water Swim or the Moses Lake Open Water Swim.

The Madhouse Project

Night Out for a Cure - 2014
The Madhouse Project is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) through an annual gala event held each spring. In 2014 they celebrated their 10th Anniversary of the Night Out for a Cure! To date, The Madhouse Project has contributed over $500,000 to help SCCA patient and family programs.

Wings of Karen

5K Bra Dash - September 2014
The mission of this community based organization is to fund promising breast cancer research in the Pacific Northwest. In the spirit of Karen Denmark, Wings of Karen is a resource that shows the strength, courage and beauty of those fighting back at cancer. Wings of Karen is proud to support the breast cancer research and clinical program of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a powerful collaboration between UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and other life-saving institutions across the Pacific Northwest. 

SCCA/Starbucks Cycling Team

SCCA/Starbucks Cycling is an amateur race team of men and women who compete at local, regional, national and international events. The team comprises doctors, engineers, marketing professionals, and everything in between. For the past three years, the team has hosted a cyclocross event that raises money for SCCA.


Ride Weekend - August 8-10, 2014
Ending cancer starts with world-class research. And our partner organization, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is serious about ending it. But, it’s going to take all of us. That’s why we wanted to tell you about Obliteride. Far from the typical pledge ride, Obliteride is an entire weekend of bike rides, celebrations, and concerts. Thanks to sponsors, 100% of every dollar donated will directly benefit lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch.