Skyline football hosting cancer research fundraiser

September 8, 2015

NEW — 4:17 p.m., Sept. 8, 2015

The Strong4Sam Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports innovative research for pediatric cancer treatment, will be holding a fundraiser at Skyline High School’s Sept. 18 football game. Read more

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Issaquah welcomes Obliteride particpants through town Aug. 9

August 7, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 7, 2015

Obliteride participants will ride through Issaquah on Aug. 9.

Issaquah is a pass-through city on the annual bike ride, in which 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Obliteride seeks to build community pride in local neighborhoods. Residents can join by riding, volunteering or cheering on the riders as they pass through Issaquah.

Riders will use Second and Third avenues, Northeast Creek Way and Gilman Boulevard.

Organizers expect up to 250 participants on the Issaquah portion of the ride. A special event permit has been issued by the city.

Questions or concerns? Email Obliteride at

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Skyline High School supports boy with brain cancer

April 14, 2015

Just two days before Christmas, Sammamish residents Jeff and Kellea Taylor received some of the worst possible news about their youngest child, Sam.

Sam was having chronic headaches and nausea, so doctors began checking him. They found a cancerous tumor in his brain, known as astrocytoma, and because an operation to remove it wasn’t possible, they immediately put him on a chemotherapy treatment plan.

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Cancer survivor sets sights on Ironman Canada

June 24, 2014

To the untrained eye, Paul Weigel, 44, seems like your typical Issaquah resident — a healthy, hardworking family man with an unquenchable thirst for fitness and the great outdoors.

While most use the summer months for leisure, Weigel spends his time training to compete in the Ironman Canada competition in July in Whistler, British Colombia.

Contributed Paul Weigel takes his first steps with his daughter Natalie, 4, after cancer surgery.

Paul Weigel takes his first steps with his daughter Natalie, 4, after cancer surgery.

Self-described as “5-foot-10 and about 200 pounds,” Weigel arrives for an interview in a tan T-shirt, green khaki pants and running shoes. A bike sits securely latched atop his car, which he said was in need of a tune-up.

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Obliteride will come through Issaquah this summer

March 29, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. March 29, 2014

One route of the Community Ride to Obliterate Cancer, which returns to King County Aug. 8-10 to raise funds for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will come through Issaquah.

With four ride distances to choose from — including the 25-mile, 50-mile and 150-mile courses — it’s the 100-mile course that will include a route through Issaquah on Aug. 10.

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Wheels or shoes, this race is for you

September 10, 2013

Whether you race on two wheels or two feet, there is an event to challenge you in conjunction with Salmon Days, Oct. 5 and 6.

The Salmon Days-sponsored Upstream Hill Climb for bicycles will be Sept. 28. The 37th annual Issaquah Rotary Run with the Fishes will be Oct. 6.

Salmon Days took over sponsorship of the established Cougar Mountain Climb for Cancer and changed the name to Upstream Hill Climb to fit with the Salmon Days theme, according to Brian Twiggs, director of sponsorships for Salmon Days.

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