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Laura Zimmerman: I Wanted To Be A Part Of This Movement

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Laura Zimmerman
Credit Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Team Tone House (40K)
2019 Marquee event: 800M Run (Goal: 3:00)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
My primary motivator is the amazing cause in which The D10 is based on, raising money for pediatric cancer research. The fact that The D10 has raised over $12 million for Memorial Sloan Kettering to date is extremely impressive. I wanted to be a part of this movement. [Editor's
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MIchael Ortiz: This Feels More Like Family Than A Competition

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Michael Ortiz
Vice-President, Morgan Stanley
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Individual (10K)
2019 Marquee event: 800M Run (Goal: 3:00)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
With every year I compete in The D10, I see my goals and primary motivations change. Perhaps "evolve" is a better word. I first signed up in 2015 because I was intrigued by what The D10 represented and genuinely believe in the excellent work that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center does. My grandfather died of
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Joe Giordano: I'm Coming For You, Millennials

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Joe Giordano
Institutional Consultant/Graystone Consulting (Morgan Stanley)
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Individual (10K)
2019 Marquee event: Bench Press (Goal: 18 Reps)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
My primary goal is to raise over $10,000 for pediatric cancer research. My secondary goal is to show millennials that GenXers like me are good athletes too.

How much of your motivation for participating in The D10 stems from its charitable mission?
99%. If you see me at the event, ask me
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Sloane Klonsky: We Are All Working Toward The Same Goal

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Sloane Klonsky
Vice-President, Morgan Stanley
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Team Capital Gainz (8K)
2019 Marquee event: Vertical Jump (Goal: 25 Inches)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
I first signed up for The D10 after a client and close friend lost his son to cancer. I was impacted by his son’s struggle and looking for a way to help other children battling this disease. The D10 has become a huge part of my life. After my first D10, I joined the Competitor Board… Read More

Michael Hewitt: Why Not Strike First?

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Michael Hewitt
Self-Employed
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Individual (10K)
2019 Marquee event: Bench Press (Goal: 20 Reps)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
My primary motivator for competing in The D10 is the chance to take the fight to cancer. No one gets a say in their diagnosis, and even then, there are still limited treatment options. Why not strike first? 

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Bucky Aronoff: This Is Our Mission

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Bucky Aronoff
Staff Consultant, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: $100K (!!!)
2019 Marquee event: 500M Row

What's your athletic background?
I played soccer at a pretty high level throughout high school. I was on a top-25 team in the country, playing in national showcases and tournaments. I also played tennis for two years. In middle school, I was big into martial arts and karate and became one of the youngest black belts at my studio. 

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Patrick Moran: Trying To Set An Example For My Kids

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Vice President, Morgan Stanley
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: Individual (5K)
2019 Marquee event: Bench Press (Goal: 25)

What is your primary motivator for competing in The D10 events?
My primary motivator for competing in the D10 is to continue challenging myself, mentally and physically, while contributing to a meaningful cause. Having played lacrosse at the United States Naval Academy and serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, I have always enjoyed a team atmosphere. While these situations sometimes arise at work, The D10 has filled that void for me. 

I am the father of two small
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Brian Klapow: I Never Put My Hat in the Ring Like This

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The D10 Athlete Profile explores what brings competitors to The D10 playing field...and what they bring away from it. 


Brian Klapow
Associate, Fried Frank
The D10 NYC
Fundraising goal: $100K (!!!)
2019 Marquee event: Bench Press


How did you get involved with The D10?
Someone I knew from Penn State competed in it during my senior year in college, 2015. It was something we spoke about in passing. Then, of course, my friend Eric Vishnevetsky competed last year and did incredibly well. I had lived with Eric the first year after college, and so I was able to witness up
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