I have always been that person that accepts challenges to see what my body and mind are capable of achieving. I have run a marathon, done the Breast Cancer 3 day walk, completed a sprint triathalon. About 2 years ago I joined my current gym and started learning how to box. It is such an amazing workout and also fun! Within the past year I started leaning to spar. I love the mental aspect of trying to figure out your opponent, the technical aspect of maintaining body position and balance and the sheer physical drain of getting in the ring with another person who's goal is to punch you in the face!
When I learned about Haymakers for Hope I was immediately intrigued to know if I had what it takes to compete in an actual amateur boxing match. I look forward to the intensive training and the adrenaline rush the event will bring. Challenging my body in a new way and pushing my mind to all new limits.
However, the most important reason I wish to be a part of this amazing event and fantastic charity is because I have known so many people who have been forced to fight the real fight...the fight against cancer. Within the past year or so alone my best friend and several sorority sisters have completed rounds of chemo and radiation to fight breast cancer. I am fortunate enough to have my health. This charity event is just one very small thing I am able to do to help support my friends and all of the other people out there who really know what it means to fight.