For the 2nd year in a row, Top Hand Media participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. This triathlon in particular raises money to help support pediatric cancer research and the families of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Each of us here, in one form or another, have experienced cancer close to home in our personal lives. We are proud to be a part of a community that has helped to raise over 1.2 million dollars.
Training for a triathlon is not easy. It is a personal time commitment and sacrifice. This year, we had numerous first time athletes. Some competed in all three legs of the race and others challenged themselves to a single leg. On race day, our athletes are faced with many challenges. It may be the fear of open water ocean swimming, speeding down the PCH on a bike at 30 miles per hour, or cramping up mile two of the run, but every athlete has a personal struggle to face. Yet these challenges and trials are nothing in comparison to the struggles of those who battle cancer. This is what drives us each year to compete and participate in this event. At the end of the day, it is the cause and the kids that we are there for.
We would like to thank the event partners and great sponsors of the race. Without your help, many great parts of the triathlon would not be possible. Thank you Nautica, Equinox, Longo Toyota, Herbalife, Men’s Health, Paul Mitchell, Cannondale Pro, XTERRA Wetsuits, Clif Bar, Newbury Park Bicycle Shop, and ZICO Coconut Water!
We also want to extend our gratitude to all of the teams that were a part of the Corporate Challenge alongside us. You all displayed such sportsmanship and respect for one another. Thank you for welcoming us with open arms. The thousands and thousands of dollars that you helped raise will truly change children’s lives. You are all champions in our book – AmWINS Group, Inc.,CBS, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CHLA, Cornerstone, Longo Toyoto OnDemand,Disney, DreamWorks Studios, FOX, Johnson & Johnson, LA Galaxy,LegalZoom, Lionsgate,Medtronic, Miramax, NBCUniversal,Nestlé, Netflix, Oaktree, Panda Restaurant Group, Paramount Pictures,RE/MAX, Sony Pictures, Sophia’s Buddies, The Honest Company, and Time Warner!
Finally, we would like extend our tremendous gratitude to each athlete, every family member, friend, and colleague that helped us on our path this year. We could not have done it without each and every one of you. Thank you.