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Max Wiseman ’23 Raised More Than $28,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research by Placing 3rd in the Malibu Triathalon – Through Hard Work and Dedication, Max Was the #1 Fundraiser for the Event – 

On Sunday, September 18, Max Wiseman ’23, Viewpoint’s Student Council President, placed 3rd in the Malibu Triathlon for his age bracket (he is 17 in the 18-24-year-old bracket), and raised more than $28,000 to help fund pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Overall, the event which took place on Zuma Beach raised more than $1 million for CHLA, and Max was the #1 fundraiser. He even received a shout-out from Fox New11 for his accomplishment. 

After the race, his father Steve Wiseman said, “As a parent, I am beyond proud of Max’s 3rd place finish, and his commitment to train consistently over five months, which involved many 5:30 a.m. wakeup calls to be in the ocean by 7:30 a.m. Throughout training, Max showed tremendous focus, determination, and grit that ultimately led to his goal of wanting to reach the podium. Equally impressive, and inspiring is how family, friends, business executives, and philanthropists rallied around Max to support his fundraising campaign for Children’s Hospital LA.”

This is Max’s second year competing in the Malibu Triathlon, and last year he raised more than $20,000 for CHLA. When asked what it means to him to participate in these events, he said, “It means I can spread awareness about a cause that I am passionate about. The kids in treatment should be given every fighting chance to lead normal lives and spend time in nature. Until a couple of years ago, I disliked the outdoors and any athletic activity, so now that I am at a point in my life where I value the outdoors and love athletic activities proves to me that I grew and can grow as a person. The feeling of swimming in the Pacific Ocean, cycling PCH, and running along the ocean brings me great peace of mind. It is truly a spiritual experience because you’re only competing with yourself and pushing yourself to limits that you didn’t know you had. The event is about coming together as a community to help kids battle cancer, challenge oneself, and have fun.” 

Congratulations, Max!

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