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Raise money and be MACHO as I compete in my first Ironman

Organized by: Matthew Zucker

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Matthew's Photo
Matthew's Photo

EVENT DATE Nov 16, 2014

THE STORY:

Over the past four years I have been training for and competing in triathlons in order to stay fit, and in that time have successfully raised substantial donations for several notable charities. On November 16, 2014 I will be participating in my first Ironman distance race at Ironman Arizona. For those who do not know, the triathlon involves traversing 140.6 miles in less than 17 hours including a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run (marathon distance). As this is the pinnacle of my triathlon goals, it is only appropriate I raise money for a cause I personally care for; the MACHO Foundation.

The MACHO Foundation was created in honor of the legacy of Scott Epstein whose life was taken too soon in an automobile accident on December 27, 2013, while responding to a family emergency. Scott was widely known and beloved as the character "Macho Man" which he created to entertain kids while wrestling in Jello at a summer camp in New York. He later abbreviated his nickname to "MACHO" and invented the acronym "My Actions Can Help Others." He was a mentor, role model and hero to thousands.

I had the pleasure of working at that day camp with Scott for seven summers and was fortunate enough to actually wrestle with him in that awesome, albeit very cold Jello. In my time working with those kids I never saw a man that not only cared so much, but was also capable of instantaneously putting a smile on any child’s face. I would be hard pressed to find a better cause to run than for his foundation and in his memory.

Please, support the cause by helping me raise money for The MACHO Foundation and make a difference in the lives of children, just like MACHO did!

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To This Fundraiser

$311

 

16% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Matthew Zucker

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Donor Comments

Rachael Goodman

Rachael Goodman

For my awesome cousin! 3 years ago

Neely Pielet

Neely Pielet

Good Luck! 3 years ago

Kerry Marder

Kerry Marder

I am excited to follow along on race day! Best advice I can offer: trust your training, stay in your box, and remember to smile! 3 years ago

AnneMarie

AnneMarie

You're going to do awesome!!! 3 years ago

Rachel Mullin

Rachel Mullin

Kick ass Matt! 3 years ago

Ali and Scott Singer

Ali and Scott Singer

3 years ago

Marc, Joanna and Layla Spivack

Marc, Joanna and Layla Spivack

3 years ago

Evan Gluck

Evan Gluck

3 years ago

Sara Goold & Josh Shulman

Sara Goold & Josh Shulman

3 years ago

Michael Gluck

Michael Gluck

3 years ago

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