, the star of Desperate Housewives and mom to daughter Emerson, took part in a charity triathlon this past weekend to help raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Teri was completing the ‘swim’ portion of the triathlon, and did so in an impressive 26 minutes! Teri posted a picture of her and fellow actor Rachel Griffiths after the race ‘freezing our asses off’! She also said this of the charity event;
‘Thank you dear fans for your help for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. I made it. I did not drown, I do however have many other funny stories to tell But need some rest. It was COLD so cold that some people had to be pulled out and I noticed one woman so disoriented she swam around the buoy twice before a life guard helped straighten her out. I ended up having to backstroke most of the way. But I made it and even ran, slowly, to my bike Tri team partner. The families with ill children were deeply touched and so for all of our efforts, financial, spiritual and otherwise (ie. the myriad of bad photos of my up all night and out by 4am, swimming in the cold salty ocean with no goggles face that will now circulate the internet) I applaud us. Thanks from the bottom of my exhausted heart.
Ps- here’s a pic of Rachel Griffiths and I post race freezing our asses off. But happy to have done so.’
How wonderful that stars like Hatcher take the time to raise money for children’s charities. Hatcher had posted pictures of herself earlier in the week with the name ‘Sophia’ on her swimsuit, in support of a little girl who is a patient at the LA Children’s Hospital and who suffers from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and blindness. Sophia and her family was there to greet Hatcher when she completed her swim. Way to go Teri!