MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Athletes from all over the region converged upon Mahopac Saturday, Sept. 14, to raise money for a cause.

The event was the seventh annual “TYathlon”—which combines swimming, running, and biking in a grueling competition. This year’s event raised $44,000 (topping last year’s race by $1,000) for the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research and clinical trials specifically geared toward the treatment of the deadliest childhood cancers.

The competition kicked off at 7 a.m. with a quarter-mile swim in Lake Mahopac, followed a 10.1-mile bike race, and then a run that was just shy of 5K.

The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation seeks less toxic, more effective treatments that are specifically designed for children fighting cancer. Its ultimate mission is to help fund the intelligence and technology that will uncover new ways to cure children with cancer.