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I’m honored to have been selected to fight in the 2013 Haymakers for Hope Boston event on May 16th. Haymakers for Hope is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profitorganization that organizes charity boxing events to benefit Dana Farber Cancer Institute. On May 16th, I’ll “get in the ring” for a three round amateur fight and between now and then I’ll train for it and, equally important, try to raise as much money as possible toward our goal. I turn 43 years old in April, and I feel lucky to have a healthy body that can still take a punch and handle the rigors of training for an event like this. I feel just as lucky to have so many friends and family that I know will support me in this endeavor.
I have been to the last two H4H Boston events and I have friends that have fought in both of them. I signed up for the event this year to participate in the continuance of this great cause. Everyone, from every walk of life, is exposed to some level of cancer. I personally have had family members and friends fight against different forms of this brutal disease. Some have won and sadly, some have lost. This disease is ageless and those who have it fight a battle that runs every minute of every day with no intermissions. I’m training for 16 weeks to jump in the ring for 6 minutes with two intermissions, and I’m doing it in support of all those who wage their own battle and also for those who care for them.
The cure that will knock out cancer is out there. The goal of Haymakers for Hope and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is to find it. Thank you to all of you for supporting me and more importantly for supporting this cause.
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