On September 25th, I will be participating in the Jarden-Westchester Olympic Distance Triathlon to raise money for a charity called, L.O.V.E. (Leave Out Violence). L.O.V.E. is a non-profit after school program that helps serve at-risk youth who are victims, survivors, witnesses and/or perpetrators of violence. L.O.V.E.'s multi-media programs in photography, video, radio broadcasting and journalism teach youth how to document the violence in their lives and create concrete solutions to end violence. These young people then graduate into Leadership Training where they develop the skills, confidence and passion to become part of L.O.V.E.'s community violence prevention team where they share their messages of non-violence in schools and in their communities among their peers.