Name: Zachariah Merschdorf
Title: Senior Accountant
BigWig Fun Fact: I've been a SCUBA Divemaster since I was 19.
Fundraising Goal: $1,000
Why are you participating?
The sting of cancer first hit me at 17 when I lost a close family member to lung cancer. Fast forward 5 years: my girlfriend, and now wife, lost her mother to stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The first thought in my mind was "My children will never have a chance to know their wonderful grandmother." Fast forward 3 more years: my wife now works for Komen Florida and I have the opportunity to be a part of an organization critical to fighting the disease that rocked our family, before we even became a family. Aligning with an organization like Komen not only makes sense personally, but allows me to be a part of a mission to help others experiencing the tragedy of breast cancer.