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KAREN MASUKO

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BENEFITING: GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

EVENT: FIGHTERS 4 LIFE IX

EVENT DATE: May 10, 2017

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THE STORY:

From Northern New Jersey Karen  has been living in NY for the past 30 years .

Karen is a  real estate attorney  practicing for about 13 years.

"I've been boxing for about 10 years." 

She first gave boxing a shot after seeing an ad in the paper for a $5.00 trial class and the rest is history. 

"I just never left after that! I loved it from the minute I walked in the gym.  I came for the workout and stayed for everything else it ended up giving me.  Obviously, it is a very physically demanding sport, but it is also mentally and emotionally challenging which hooked me.  I love it because when I am fighting, I am totally in the moment.  It is not like running or cycling where other things can creep into your mind while you're doing it, for better or for worse. I check everything at the door and while I'm at the gym, it is just about what is in front of me.

Also, so much about boxing for me has to do with the relationships I’ve cultivated over the years with other people involved in the sport.  My gym family is my home away from home.  When things are great, I want to share everything with my coach and my sparring partners. When things are bad, it is even more so.  Further, I have met so many wonderful people involved in the sport from all walks of life from all over the world, especially so many strong and amazing women which have inspired me in so many ways.  

I had no idea when I first started boxing, that it would affect my life in so many other positive and profound ways that I cannot even quantify.”

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$950

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kitty Kat

     

  • Edward Iskandar

    $100

  • Baby Valentín

    $50

  • Michael Rubin

    $50

  • Adrianna, Richard, Inara & Ozzy

    $250

  • Nina Lydia

    $50

  • Steph & Logan

    $100

  • Eve Josephson

    $25

  • Juan Rivas

    $50

  • Heather Maguire

    $25

  • Kyce Chihi

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Natasha Green

    $25

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The Team: $950 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

GLEASONS GIVE A KID A DREAM

Amount Raised

$950

Donor Comments

Natasha Green

Natasha Green

DONATION: $25

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

Go Karen! 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Kyce Chihi

Kyce Chihi

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Heather Maguire

Heather Maguire

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Juan Rivas

Juan Rivas

DONATION: $50

Rosalinda from heaven is in your corner. 2 months ago

Eve Josephson

Eve Josephson

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Steph & Logan

Steph & Logan

DONATION: $100

Go get 'em Karen! 2 months ago

Nina Lydia

Nina Lydia

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Adrianna, Richard, Inara & Ozzy

Adrianna, Richard, Inara & Ozzy

DONATION: $250

Also in memory of Rosalina Rivas 2 months ago