WallachBeth ETF Team Leader Dons Spartan Gear for Obstacle Course Fund-Raiser: McOrmond Joins Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team For June 2 Endurance Race.
New York—May 2, 2013—WallachBeth Capital ETF & Portfolio Trading Partner, Andrew McOrmond, will be testing his mettle and his physical endurance while he competes as a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in their effort to raise awareness and funds during the June 2, Tri-State “Spartan Race”; an obstacle-course race event designed by elite members of the U.S. Military and considered to be one of the most grueling competitions of its kind. The June tri-state event in Tuxedo, NY is one of more than 50 Spartan Races now taking place each year in the U.S., Canada, UK and Mexico.
According to the just-turned-40 McOrmond, whose off-hour trading extreme sport hobbies include competitive snow-boarding, “Preparing for any Spartan Race means you first have to appreciate these are obstacle courses designed by former Navy SEALS and Green Berets, and many of those who compete in Spartan programs are trained commandos. When you get past the mental obstacle of who you are going up against, the physical obstacles include just about everything that commando training courses include, short of live-fire.”
Added McOrmond, “Someone is going to cross the finish line first, but the real winners will be those who benefit from the money our team raises to help develop cures for Leukemia and Lymphoma; forms of blood cancer that directly impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.”
McOrmond indicated that his personal fund raising goal of $20,000 for the June 2 event is projected to be oversubscribed; with 4 weeks remaining to the Spartan Race; he has already received pledges from friends, co-workers and industry associates totaling more than $13,000.
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