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EVENT DATE: Jul 19, 2014

Summer, you time of heat, grilled meats* and this time around; charitable boxing feats. We welcome your warm embrace.

 

Oh, and fireworks. Let's not forget fireworks.

 

Nothing says summer like family, good friends and the sky ablaze on the 4th of July.

 

Independence Day.

 

In the spirit of 4th, Gleason's Gym will have their own fireworks display in the form of a fight night on July 19th to benefit the four Fighters4Life charities.

 

A little red, white & boom.

 

So now the heat is on for our fighters to not only get themselves in fighting shape but to put together a charitable effort that will ultimately allow others to fight for themselves.

 

After all, what's more American than giving back?

 

Celebrate summer, altruism and independence with a Fighters4Life tournament!

 

*or veggie burgers, grilled veggies and other summery meat free fare if that's your thing :)

 

The four participating charities that Fighters4Life works with:

 

Give A Kid A Dream, run by Bruce Silverglade and Perry D'Alessio out of Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, is a group that strives to help inner city youth in there formative years. Looking to mentor them as well as get them in the boxing ring to instill the confidence and discipline to set them on a good path in the life. We help make Champions in Life

 

Feathers From Devon, an organization started by Angela Lam, seeks to put a smile on a sick child's face and be there for the families of those children with serious illness. Angela can surely empathize as this comes right from her heart. Devon, her daughter and the namesake of the charity, passed away from brain cancer at a young age.

 

Occupy Cancer, started by Jen Nash-Kasuga, is a lifeline for those living with any type of cancer to reach out to. Be it for a chat, a story, promoting a fundraiser or just general encouragement, Jen is personally there. As a decade long survivor of brain cancer herself, there's no one better to inspire those who are working towards their own cancer free future.

 

The Sato Project, a group dedicated to rescuing abandoned & abused dogs in Puerto Rico, was born when 'Hands for Paws' (Manos Por Patas) a rescue group who worked tirelessly for 6 years in PR for the same cause closed its doors. The Sato Project is headed by champion amateur boxer Chrissy Beckles. They fight so the dogs of Puerto Rico don't have to.

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Gareth Hamilton

Amount Raised:

$7,885

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Chrissy Beckles

Amount Raised:

$5,050

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Paul Wang

Amount Raised:

$2,738

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Kristen Cabildo

Amount Raised:

$2,526

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Missy Keller

Amount Raised:

$1,655

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Allison Kunz

Amount Raised:

$1,215

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THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN CLOSED

Amount Raised:

$1,145

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Grace Baley

Amount Raised:

$1,070

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Michelle Yun-Hee Proffit

Amount Raised:

$1,055

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Jonathan Garcia

Amount Raised:

$935

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Mario Valencia

Amount Raised:

$845

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Dennis Dwyer

Amount Raised:

$775

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Shane DeBiaso

Amount Raised:

$735

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Izzy Nava

Amount Raised:

$655

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Sarah Downie

Amount Raised:

$630

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Steven Zangrillo

Amount Raised:

$630