Teri Hatcher competed in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon Sunday morning, and RadarOnline.com was there as the Desperate Housewives star raced out of the exceptionally cold Pacific and talked about her fund-raising for ill kids.
“Even though the water was cold, nothing can compare to what little Sophia is going through,” Terri Hatcher tells RadarOnline.com. “I came out here today to help bring awareness of this disease. Events like this are one of many ways celebrities can bring awareness for different causes. Anything I can do to help, count me in.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Hatcher’s participation in the Triathlon was to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and she was especially taken by the plight of a three-year-old patient, Sophia Rothman, who is suffering from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and has also battled blindness.
Terri finished her half mile swim in an impressive 26 minutes. She didn’t participate in the run or bike portions of the event.
She did, however, look amazing in her Xterra wetsuit. “I look good don’t I?”" she joked.
As Teri came out of the water, she was greeted by Sophia herself who attended the event with her parents.
After the actress caught her breath, she took photos with Sophia and family. “We’re so thankful for Teri and her support,” Sophia’s mom told RadarOnline.com. “Teri helped save our daughter’s vision.”