As runners we all get the "why do you run?" question from time to time.  It is a hard thing to answer because there are numerous ways to reply.  The same applies when we sign up for a race or decide to take on an adventure. There is no single thing, but lots of things.  Those things may evolve or change as training hours are put in and the planning cycle ramps up.  What at first seemed the most important may just not be a line item in a long list of equally important items. 

"What made you choose this event?"  is the question we attempt to answer today, each in our own way with our own motivations.

A Visit to Providence Cancer Center

On 5/11/2016, the Oregon PCT Project team spent some time at the Providence Cancer Center with Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D. (Medical oncologist and director of cancer research) and Michael J. Gough, Ph.D (Scientist).  We toured the amazing facility and Michael shared details of how Providence Cancer Center is helping to “Finish Cancer.”

 This experience is a good reminder of how lucky we are to be able to get out and experience the world while other struggle and fight with debilitating conditions.  The team will definitely use their time at Providence to think back on when the conditions are less than ideal out on the trail.

Thank you to Providence Cancer Center for your hospitality and we look forward to supporting the great work you do every day.

If you'd like to donate to this amazing cause to help them continue their effort to Finish Cancer please head over to our Take Action page.