Skip to content
gleasonsgiveakidadream's profile image - click for profile

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM's Fundraiser:

Jamie Lewis

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM's Photo

BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

EVENT: FIGHTERS 4 LIFE IX

EVENT DATE: May 10, 2017

DAY TO GO

THE STORY:

Jamie Lewis (aka “JLEW”) grew up in the midwest and went to DePauw University thinking she would join the music school to become a concert pianist, but reversed course quickly.  When the two guys whom she thought were the smartest in school told her they were moving to New York to become investment bankers but she wasn’t smart or tough enough to do it . . . that’s exactly what this gutsy girl did.    Initially living in YMCAs throughout the city, she found her rhythm eventually and spent the next twenty years working on Wall Street.   Along the way she fell in love.  First with a guy who compelled her to move to London.  Always active, she found herself at a loss - running in the rain and in the dark didn’t appeal to her and the options for fitness in the UK at the time paled in comparison to the NYC offerings.  Then she met a Scottish woman who trained her to box and fell in love again, but this love proved eternal.  

 

Sugar Ray Leonard couldn’t have said it better: “Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that's in rhythm or you're in trouble.”  For the last ten years boxing has been Jamie’s true love.  It challenges her not just physically but also mentally and feeds her soul.   She’s found unmatched comradery in boxing gyms from coast to coast.  Unlike Wall Street where you’re judged on your pedigree, sex, looks, connections, education, historical successes or failures, you earn respect in boxing through blood, sweat and tears.  When you get in that ring, all that matters is how much hard work you’ve put in and how much heart you have.  It takes guts and that’s just fine with JLEW . . . a woman who loves to surf, travel and lives by the motto “do one thing a day that scares you.”

 

Recently she left her hedge fund career, went back to school at Fashion Institute of Technology, and started a business making bags she calls her #BagsWithASilverLining with an underlying mission to empower women and a specific dedication to manufacturing here in New York.  She wants to encourage women to dream big, take risks and pursue their passion.   She believes whatever you play, ride or love, JLEW Bags will carry you in forward motion.


Now too old to compete in the Golden Gloves, she’s excited to fight for a cause like Fighters4Life

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,471

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Alex D

    $50

  • Steve Wallace

     

  • Deborah Hendrix

    $25

  • Jisook Choi

    $200

  • ticketleap

    $1,040

  • James Holmes

    $106

  •  
  •  
  •  

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,471 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM

Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments

James Holmes

James Holmes

DONATION: $106

4 days ago

ticketleap

ticketleap

DONATION: $1,040

6 days ago

Jisook Choi

Jisook Choi

DONATION: $200

YOU ROCK JLEW!!! 6 days ago

Deborah Hendrix

Deborah Hendrix

DONATION: $25

6 days ago

Steve Wallace

Steve Wallace

Go Jamie! 1 week ago

Alex D

Alex D

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Jamie! This is awesome! 1 week ago