The Commvault-Fortis Endurance Team was formed with 3 core principals:
These are to support new and experienced endurance athletes reach their race day goals through team events, group practices, and joint training.
To expand upon personal motivations to complete an already remarkable achievement, by providing a charitable component to team member competitions.
To actively acknowledge that for every endurance athlete there is a supporting cast of family and friends that is invaluable in getting our athletes to the finish line.
This year our members are competing in Ironman Lake Placid and beyond just supporting and encouraging each other, we are supporting STOMP the Monster, and bringing additional meaning to our “day of suffering".
Stomp the Monster, www.stompthemonster.org, was founded in 2010 by Seth Grumet, after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. While receiving his cancer treatments, Seth met many people that did not have the same support system in place that he did. Some could not find transportation to treatment sessions, some were simply going through this journey alone, while others still had to care for their families and homes while suffering through the sickness that comes with treatment. At first he found this terribly sad, but soon he began to see the opportunity to help. He knew that he was meant to do this, and to help those who needed it most, even if it meant that he would be fighting right along with them. In June of 2010, STOMP The Monster™ was founded, providing financial and other support to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers when they need it most – during their fight with the disease. We promote a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise, leading by example, and provide funding for potential advances in prevention and treatment. Since inception, Stomp the Monster has given out over $1.8 million in financial grants to over 3,800 cancer patients in New Jersey and New York City (5 boroughs).