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Fairfield Grad's Decathlon Raises Funds For Memorial Sloan Kettering

Michael McEvoy
Michael McEvoy Photo Credit: Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fordham Prep and Fairfield University alum Michael McEvoy is raising funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center during the NYC Wall Street Decathlon taking place Saturday and Sunday at St. John’s University.

The former high school track and lacrosse athlete and college rugby player has teamed up with friends from Connecticut and beyond to raise funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

McEvoy, who works in White Plains for his family's Westchester-based commercial real estate firm, Houlihan Parnes Realtors, will participate in the decathlon with three friends – five-year participant and team captain Jonathan O'Hanlon of Darien, Alex Bisset of Fairfield, and Michigan product Kai Blache, who is in remission from testicular cancer, will be among those joining McEvoy in the fight against cancer.

Blache is in remission after completing his chemo last summer, but is still doing work to recuperate from some of the lingering effects of his treatments. The event has been a great motivator for him to get back to his days of being a Division I tennis player at Western Michigan.

McEvoy and Team Dragonforce will compete during Saturday's team proceedings. The fundraiser is attended by Wall Street firms large and small, and has raised over $6 million in the last seven years. The team has raised just over $15,000 to date, but they are looking to continue their fundraising efforts up until the competition. Total dollars raised by each team count toward one-third of their final score.

“I am digging back to my days on the Fordham Prep track team and competing in the 400m and 800m sprints,” said McEvoy. The 500m row, vertical jump, football distance throw and NFL combine style shuttle run are also on his events list.

O’Hanlon, Bisset and McEvoy were colleagues at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in Manhattan. O’Hanlon now works at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, North Carolina; Bisset works at Barclays; and Blache is the CFO of Slyde and vice president of finance for Ticketsocket and Digitzs.

All donations will go directly to pediatric cancer treatment and research. Click here to make a donation. 

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