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Dr. Richard Whitten on Why He Rides in the Two County Double Metric Century

Assisting College Students of Families Impacted by Cancer

Dr. Richard Whitten was recently featured by The MayDay Foundation where he shared why he loves cycling and riding at the Two-County Double Metric Century, a cycling event that will take place on June 23 and is organized by The MayDay Foundation and Providence Regional Cancer System. This year, donations from the event benefit The MayDay Foundation’s scholarship fund that assists college students whose families have been impacted by cancer.

He said he rides “to experience the camaraderie of my fellow cyclists and for a cause we should all be passionate about.” This is Dr. Whitten’s third year riding in this event.

Dr. Whitten is currently Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratory in Providence St. Peter Hospital and an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington, Department of Laboratory Medicine. He is the recipient of the Medical Staff Provider Excellence Award for 2018.

The Mayday Foundation works closely with social workers at Providence Regional Cancer Center in Lacey to identify local families in need. The non-profit supports families where one parent is diagnosed with cancer and there are children living in the home. The Mayday Foundation provides immediate, practical financial support for non-medical expenses like rent, utilities, groceries, transportation costs and other household expenses.

Visit The MayDay Foundation website to read the full feature.

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