Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon Partners with Sophia’s Buddies

May 4, 2022

Malibu CA/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon is proud to announce a fundraising partnership with Sophia’s Buddies, an incredible organization dedicated to helping children and families of children fight Pediatric Cancer. Founded by her parents in memory of Sophia, who fought stage 4 neuroblastoma for 2 1/2 years before becoming an angel at the age of 4 years old, the Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to help support families and hospitals, and to spread awareness through local communities regarding childhood cancer.

“I have been so inspired over the years, first and foremost by Sophia, Sandra and Jim as together they battled one of the most horrific words a family can hear – “Your Child Has Cancer” and now by all of the families they have touched and helped in so many ways” said event Founder Michael Epstein. “I am so proud that we can try and make an impact with our event – from humble beginnings come great things! Our goal for 2022 is to raise $10,000 for Sophia’s Buddies, to help MESP will be matching the first $5,000 raised. Please join me in working together for this great cause.”

“Tower 26 is honored to part of this effort” said Founder Gerry Rodrigues. “We will be donating a 3-month swim membership to the top fundraiser and lending our support along the way”. “We are looking forward to participating in this new partnership” added Sandra Andrade founder of Sophia’s Buddies. Xterra Wetsuits will also join by providing Xterra Vortex Full Wetsuits as incentives for those who raise at least $500.00.

About The Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon: Taking place on August 14th, The Hermosa Beach Triathlon is an entry level event that welcomes triathletes of all skill levels. Especially if you are new to the sport of triathlon or looking for summer training, this event is for you.

The event features a beginner friendly course in Beautiful Hermosa Beach California. Bring your friends and family to watch you compete and enjoy a nice walk down Iconic Pier Avenue, have lunch, sunbathe or jump in the refreshing Pacific Ocean after the race, your options here are endless!