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BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

ORGANIZER: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

EVENT: FIGHTERS 4 LIFE IX

EVENT DATE: May 10, 2017

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Gary Katz

THE STORY:

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM wrote -

Originally from California, Gary Katz has made NY his home for the past 22 years, and for the past few months, he has made Mendez Boxing Gym his second home with Harry Keitt, his trainer and boxing coach.

 

A rabbi and a clinical social worker, Gary has spent his professional life trying to help others.  Through the course of my own life and career, I’ve come to learn that the greatest fights aren’t necessarily in the ring, but rather in the heart and mind. Every single day, people fight to overcome the various hurdles and potholes that life places in their paths. They fight fear, they act courageously to get past trauma, or they show up to overcome addiction, anxiety or depression. There is no glory or fanfare for these daily fights, but there is freedom, peace and serenity.

 

“When I was in 5th or 6th grade, I went to a summer day camp that had boxing as one of the activities. After getting hit twice in my first fight, I used the fact that I had asthma as an excuse to quit the fight. I’ve always been bothered by the fact that I quit that fight because of fear.  Fighting for Gleason’s’ Give a Kid a Dream is an opportunity to overcome that fear while helping others have a better chance at overcoming the challenges in their lives.

 

Whether you want to help kids have a better shot in life, or you want to see Gary fight and get hit (Yeah, you know you do!), please donate now and buy tickets to Fighter For Life IX on May 10th!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,882

MONEY RAISED
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  • McNally Family ❤️

    $150

  • Ellen Brecher

    $25

  • Ashley

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sammie & Tomer Levy

    $54

  • The Christensen's

    $50

  • O'shea

    $100

  • Alix and Sean Adwar

    $18

  • Susan Glassman

    $25

  • Sippi, Avi, Lizzie, and Owen

    $50

  • Jennifer and Brendan Rogers

    $72

  • Robins family

    $50

  • Liz Wolf

    $50

  • Mendi and Mushky Baron and family

    $25

  • Averbach-Katz

    $50

  • Noah Averbach-Katz

    $15

  • Stewart and Karen Robins

    $25

  • Jennifer Acker

    $100

  • Gayle Striar Herman

    $100

  • Aronsky Family

    $118

  • Judy and Rick Katz

    $100

  • MilonJewerly

    $100

  • Vania Sitruk & Peter Lazar

     

  • Michael, Emily, Nicky, Celia

    $25

  • Jill, Larry, Ben, Jared, & Alexandra Tauber

    $180

  • Libby and Steven peiser

    $50

  • Gregg Backer

    $50

  • Your favorite 3 Day walker!! <3 Michelle

    $25

  • Andrea Krakowski

    $50

  • Lisa Molkenbuhr

    $35

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The Team: $2,212 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Gary Katz

Amount Raised

$1,882

Fundraiser Title

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Lisa  Molkenbuhr

Lisa Molkenbuhr

DONATION: $35

3 days ago

Andrea Krakowski

Andrea Krakowski

DONATION: $50

In honor of Gary Katz 5 days ago

Your favorite 3 Day walker!!  <3 Michelle

Your favorite 3 Day walker!! <3 Michelle

DONATION: $25

6 days ago

Gregg Backer

Gregg Backer

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Libby and Steven peiser

Libby and Steven peiser

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Jill, Larry, Ben, Jared, & Alexandra Tauber

Jill, Larry, Ben, Jared, & Alexandra Tauber

DONATION: $180

Lillian Weissbart 1 week ago

Michael, Emily, Nicky, Celia

Michael, Emily, Nicky, Celia

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Vania Sitruk & Peter Lazar

Vania Sitruk & Peter Lazar

3 weeks ago

MilonJewerly

MilonJewerly

DONATION: $100

We â 3 weeks ago

Judy and Rick Katz

Judy and Rick Katz

DONATION: $100

In honor of Gary 1 month ago