While I have always been an athlete running is nothing I have ever enjoyed doing, especially not for competition. However, for one cause, and many children (one of which holds part of my heart), will I be the runner in the Malibu Triathlon relay in support of Sophia's Buddies.
Sophia’s Buddies is joining the Nautica Malibu Triathlon to help raise funding for childhood cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We will swim, bike, and run to bring awareness and funding to childhood cancer research.
Sophia’s Buddies started as a team of two in 2013 after hearing about the triathlon from many of the nurses on the 4th flood (cancer floor). They raised around $2000.00 for cancer research and Sophia ran across the finish line. She was so proud that she ran the triathlon. A few days after the event she was diagnosed with relapse neuroblastoma and her fight began again. Sadly her fight came to an end in early 2014. They once again competed in 2014 as a team of 20 and raised around $5000. In 2015, they decided to become a corporate team and bring together many families to honor their children and join forces in raising money. They grew to a team of 93 and raised $56,000.00. Last year we once again honor nine children with 143 team members and as a collective they raised just under $100,000.00.
I am proud to be part of this team and will give everything I have to run the best time I possibly can for every little soul out there! Please help this cause with any donation amount.
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