Raise money and be MACHO as I compete in my first Ironman
Organized by: Matthew Zucker
EVENT DATE Nov 16, 2014
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!