It was a group of thousands that joined together to compete in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on Sunday, September 14, 2014. There were celebrities, groups, and individuals that all joined together for one common cause – to raise money for the Pediatric Cancer Department at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Celebrities, such as Teri Hatcher, Chase Crawford, and Jon Cryer were there competing in the race alongside thousands of other organizations, all working together to raise money for one incredibly important cause.
The intense competition, which included more than 5,000 competitors, consisted of a half-mile swim, an 18-mile bike ride, and a 4-mile run. The 1.5 mile swim was completed in the beautiful Pacific Ocean, the 18-mile bike ride took riders along the Pacific Coast Highway, and the 4-mile run was completed near the sands of the Zuma Beach.
The proceeds received from the Nautica Malibu Triathlon help to fund the Cancer Research Program at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Every year, the proceeds of the race are donated to CHLA in order to help children that are suffering from cancer. The Cancer Research Program at CHLA aims to not only provide cures for children currently suffering from cancer, but to also provide prevention of these childhood cancers in the future.
During the past twenty-eight years, organizers have watched participants show their spirit in the form of increased donations and massive turnouts. Many of the people participating and donating in the triathlon show up because of their dedication to the cause, but for every person that participates, there are another 2-3 people that come to offer support and watch them cross the finish line. Overall, the level of spirit is incredibly high at the event, soaring on donations, endorphins, and the idea that they’re actually making a difference to children everywhere.
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon raised $1,350,000 in total for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Throughout the events of the triathlon, thousands of hearts were touched. Whether it was the hearts of the participants themselves, those supporting them, or those affected by childhood cancer right now, thousands were able to stand in solidarity against the tragedy of childhood cancer. Despite the grueling difficulty of swimming, biking, and running such incredible lengths with such incredible vigor, many participants were still inspired to try and imitate the level of bravery, determination, and sheer force-of-will displayed by children living with cancer everywhere.
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