Help restore hope for our wounded warriors!

$1,250 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 78 months
Melody Hazi
for Lone Survivor Foundation
 LOS GATOS, CA

Death Race and beyond - A Journey

As many of you know I have committed to participate in and was one of less then 15% that finish the 2012 Spartan Death Race ( http://www.youmaydie.com/about/) this  pastJune. I stepped away from the my known world of racing to try something new and push my limits. It is hard to let go of what you know and try something very different that you may not succeed at.  After Death Race in 2012 I also successfully took on The Ultimate Suck & North Face 50 Miler and as well as World's Toughest Mudder and GoRuck Selection not as successfully.  In 2013 as I continue my journey I will continue to raise money for LSF and continue to do what I can to give back to those that inspire  and motivate me.


So Why Death Race ?

As you may know I have connections to many members of our military past and present.  Our country's warriors are my motivation and inspiration to compete in and finish Death Race.  I have been blessed to count some of these warriors or tactical athletes as friends. These tactical athletes often achieve things that seem almost super human or at least something we deem outside our own realm of possibility and limits.  However from knowing these amazing tactical athletes what sets them apart from us every day mortals is not some amazing physical gift.  Yes they are super fit, but it is a mental fortitude. They do not have the same per-conceived limits of what they are capable of or what they can achieve that many of us carry.  They have a confidence and know they can achieve anything if they want it bad enough and they just don't quit.   I want to find out if I have this mental fortitude.  I want to find out if I have what it takes to achieve outside of my own personal preconceived limits.


Giving Back - Raising money for Lone Survivor Foundation

In all my years racing I've never before raised money for any charity.  I believe people should and do donate to the charities that are closest to their own heart. I know people do it to raise awareness for a cause, but I've never been one comfortable asking people to donate money. However Death Race is not just another race and I wanted to do something to give back to the warriors that inspire me.  As part of my Death Race journey I am raising money for the Lone Survivor Foundation.  With their motto "Never Quit", which comes from the US Navy SEALs creed, and their mission to help wounded warriors and their families they are the perfect choice.  Please help me give back to our warriors that have sacrificed, so much to protect our freedoms and inspire me and many others to reach new limits in our own lives.  Thank you!

The Lone Survivor Foundation Mission

The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded warriors and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.


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About Lone Survivor Foundation

The Lone Survivor Foundation was established in February 2010 by Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell; awarded the Navy Cross after his actions during Operation RED WINGS which he describes in the NY Times best-seller, Lone Survivor, the Eyewitness Account of Operation RED WINGS and SEAL Team 10. His experience serves as the catalyst for the formation of the Foundation and his vision to give back to those who serve.

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I was just your average long distance triathlete for 6 years until a serious back injury kept me from riding. I had head of Death Race from a friend and it sounded fun as did ultra runs and adventure races, but I didn't want to walk away from what I knew and was comfortable with. It took a severe injury to let go and step outside my comfort zone. It all started with Death Race last June. In the next 14 days I will take on 2 of my hardest challenges to date on back to back weekends. I pulled out my Death Waiver I wrote for Summer Death Race (it is below) last week. Looking forward to the next 2 weeks I pray I may I possess a small amount of the strength and courage of those that motivate me.

Melody "Tiger" Hazi enter Death Race under my own will, but I may not be of sound mind as I did sign up and pay to participate in said event. I will never quit; if knocked down, I will get back up, every time; I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to accomplish the challenge and I am never out of the fight. If I die in the process then so be it. I will not hold Peak Races or the State of Vermont liable, so bring it!
This waiver will be considered signed by the blood that I will leave in Pittsfield Vermont and surrounding areas June 15-18, 2012

Melody Hazi

If you can donate any amount at all to LSF to help renew and restore hope to our heroes, that inspire and motivate me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
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The continuing journey! So many of you now know I successfully completed Death Race in June. I was one of only 14.8% of participants that finished this year and survived 65 nonstop hours. I was honored to race and finish along side some of our countries warriors. I unfortunately am not as good at fundraising as I am finishing races, so I am going to continue to try and raise money for Lone Survivor Foundation until i reach my fundraising goal of $2500. This Sunday I am running in the 9/11 Heroes Run in San Diego wearing a 50 lb pack. What have you done to support our heroes that have fought for our freedoms the last 11 years? If you can please donate $9.11 or any amount at all. Lone Survivor Foundation provides therapeutic retreats for our wounded heroes and their families. Let our heroes know the cause they fight for and they are not forgotten!
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My first Death Race Challenge is complete. I got an article published in my home town paper The Santa Maria Times on my participation in Death Race! Race day is less then a week away! If you haven't donated yet and can donate anything at all even $1 or $5 it makes a difference and goes to help renew & restore hope for wounded warriors & their families!
http://santamariatimes.com/sports/recreation/the-race-to-end-all-races/article_d7445d70-b2b7-11e1-a36a-0019bb2963f4.html
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I am not very good at fundraising and keeping this page updated with my Death Race training. As Death Race nears I have done a couple big weekends of training. Nothing like 3.5 hours of chopping wood. Talk about functional fitness! If you can help me support our heroes and their families by donating any amount to the Lone Survivor Foundation I would greatly appreciate. Our heroes give so much and they will be on my mind and help keep me going during the dark times of Death Race. Your donations are helping fund therapeutic retreats for wounded warriors and their families!
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$1,250 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 78 months
Created March 20, 2012
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Lone Survivor Foundation
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