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September 1 Events

September 1 - February 1, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch Research Study Exploring the Common Cold

Do you have a lot of colds and wonder why? Do you never get colds? If you are around kids and want to help us answer these questions, please join our study.

Help us understand why some people get sick from the common cold more than others. We are currently recruiting about 200 people to participate in our study. We hope that this study may provide information to help with designing a vaccine for Rhinovirus or for other viruses. Rhinoviruses are responsible for causing 30-50% of common colds.  Some people report getting a lot of colds each year while others report never getting sick.

This study will compare the immune response to the common cold (rhinovirus) between people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms versus those who have them more often.  We hope that by closely following the body’s specific immune responses in someone who has exposure to the common cold, we can better understand which responses may be required for a successful vaccine against the common cold.

More information can be found here.

September 1, 8:30 am, REI

Ballard Locks Kayak Tour

An outdoor adventure in the heart of the city? Yes please. We’ll paddle from South Lake Union Park through the Ballard Locks and out to the Salish Sea before taking out at Golden Gardens. During this tour you’ll get quality hang time with fellow paddlers and a chance to see the city you love from a whole new perspective: the water! Kayaks, paddles, PFD’s and Insta-worthy moments included. Previous kayaking experience is recommended.

Member price: $119 Non-member price: $139


Be Safe, Mask Pup: Downtown Dog Lounge is open for business in South Lake Union. >>link in profile
Sheltering in (a Special) Place: Mary's Place Family Center in The Regrade is helping families during COVID-19. >>link in profile


Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916