desperate housewives teri hatcher charity 2 'Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher competes in charity triathlon

When one of the “Desperate Housewives” is desperate to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we have to help get the word out. Teri Hatcher, who plays Susan, will be participating in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon to raise funds for the hospital on Sunday, Sept. 12. 
“I’m a far cry from the shape I was in in 2009,” says Hatcher on her donation page.
Last year, the star completed all three parts of the race. This year, Hatcher will only be doing the swimming portion of the triathlon, but no one blames her. She has had a tough year! 


desperate housewives teri hatcher charity 3 'Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher competes in charity triathlonAccording to the profile page, she has been taking care of her father who is healing after open-heart surgery and a bout with Lyme disease. Hatcher, herself, says she has broken two ribs, at least one of which was broken while shooting a pole dance last season for the ABC show.
“All I can say is it’s for the children,” writes Hatcher. “So, please donate what you can. Cross your fingers I make it for my Disney team swim portion of the race. I may be slower this year, but I wont give up on kids in need.”
If you’d like to help Hatcher out, you can contribute funds to the cause on her donation page!
Teri, you’ll do great on your swim!

Follow Zap2it and TheRealJethro on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz.

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Teri Hatcher