BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM
EVENT DATE: Nov 28, 2015
RAISING MONEY FOR ROCK STEADY BOXING NY/LA
Alex is a stage and film actor based in New York and Los Angeles. He has been following his passions for literature, music and sports since he was eleven years old. A few years ago, he fell in love with boxing, and is certified as a stage fighter in several forms. He is also a kayaker and kick boxer as well as a regular fixture on the beach volleyball courts in Santa Monica, CA. He is a staunch supporter of animal rights and animal welfare, has participated in drama therapy programs for psychiatric patients, and most recently co-founded Rock Steady Boxing NY/LA, a bi-coastal non-profit organization that provides physical and emotional support for people with Parkinson's disease. His work with Rock Steady has allowed him to be an advocate for the importance of exercise in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, and his organization collaborates with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and National Parkinson's Foundation in both New York and Los Angeles. Rock Steady Boxing NY/LA is a 501c3 non-profit, sponsored by Gleason’s Gym. Alex is very grateful to Bruce Silverglade for his unconditional support and is excited to participate in 2015 Fighters for Life fundraising event.