A 75-year old Magnolia Cancer Survivor to Ride 150 Miles in Obliteride

“Everyone who gets involved in Obliteride is so glad they participated. You get to meet a lot of amazing people and will never forget the great experience.”
-Nancy Evans – Magnolia resident

Nancy Evans is one of the spunkiest people you will ever meet. She may be 75 years old but she doesn’t let her age, or cancer for that matter, slow her down. Nancy’s motto is “use it or lose it,” and she lives it every day. She bikes, swims and has an incredibly positive outlook on life.

You would never know Nancy is living with cancer. The Magnolia woman was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011. “There is no cure for my kind of blood cancer,” said Nancy. All she can do is watch and wait. If the cancer gets worse, doctors will do what they can to treat her. Still, Nancy’s positive attitude prevails. “I consider my diagnosis a gift of valuing every new day.”

This summer Nancy and her daughter plan to ride 150 miles from Seattle to Tacoma and back. This will be her 4th year participating in Obliteride, a bike ride to raise money for cancer research at Fred Hutch. “It’s an amazing experience each time,” said Nancy. “It’s very special to me meeting so many other riders who are cancer survivors.” Nancy is thrilled her 12-year-old grandson plans to ride the 10-mile route this year.

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