150 athletes. 10 events. One great cause. That’s the RBC Decathlon, a long summer day of running, throwing, lifting and jumping for the benefit of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. We’ll be there, and you can help.
Max has participated in this phenomenal event for the last two years. I joined the fun in 2013. And we’re both looking forward to the 2014 event at St John’s University on June 22. We’ve been training for months and will be ready to leave it all on the field in about six weeks.
The 150 participants, all men and women from the financial services industry, will test their strength and fortitude in 10 events – 400 meter run, football throw, pull ups, 40 yard dash, dips, 500 meter row, vertical jump, agility course, bench press, and 800 meter run. Points are accumulated in each event to crown the champs.
It’s one of those great experiences that pushes you physically and mentally. I was honored to train side by side last winter with Max last year. He whipped me into great shape and we both met and exceeded our goals on the field. In an extremely strong field, Max missed 1st place in the 800 meter run by one slim second. It was wonderful to share the experience with Max and we’re ready for more this year.
And we’re excited to raise money for Sloan-Kettering too. Last year the event raised more than $1.4 million for cancer research, or almost $10,000 per participant. As organizers cover all the costs of running the event, 100 percent of all donations go directly to pediatric cancer research.
We humbly ask for your support. Click on the links below to support Max or me in our fundraising efforts. The Decathlon’s innovative CharityBets system lets you contribute a flat amount, or place bets on our performance. The better we do in our designated events, the greater your contribution. My CharityBet is on pull-ups. Max is looking for 59 seconds in the 400 meter run.
Thank you for considering a donation. We greatly appreciate the support as we hope to make a difference in cancer research. Oh, and by the way, we’re very proud to be representing the great city of Boston in a field composed almost entirely of New Yorkers. Need we say more?