Haymakers for Hope
Five-time Olympic Medalist Swimmer and Dover Resident Dara Torres Headlines Boxing Card Featuring 30 Brave Women Stepping into the Ring to Knockout Cancer
Haymakers for Hope, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is proud to announce the return of its all-female boxing charity event – Belles of the Brawl IV – at House of Blues® Boston on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Fifteen bouts are on the boxing card featuring thirty brave women from Boston and the Greater Boston area competing in boxing matches throughout the night to help raise money for breast cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other cancer focused research facilities. Haymakers for Hope has raised over $5 million for cancer research and care, and trained over 350 participants since launching in 2009.
“We have a passionate group of boxers this year spanning different industries and different walks of life including a first for us, an Olympic Gold Medalist, Dara Torres who happens to hail from Dover,” said Haymakers for Hope Co-Founder, Andrew Myerson. “Half of the event tickets are already sold, and we already reached our fight-night goal of toppling the $5 million raised mark since we started Haymakers, but our fighters continue to fundraise as hard as they are training so we can help knock out cancer for good.”
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to empower men and women to knockout cancer, by literally fighting for a cure. They give everyday men and women the opportunity to fight back by giving them the chance to compete in charity boxing events and raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Each participant is paired with one of several local gym sponsors who provide professional boxing training in the months leading up to fight night at the House of Blues. Haymakers for Hope “Belles of the Brawl” fights are sanctioned by USA Boxing and scheduled to go for three two-minute rounds.
General admission tickets are $75 (standing room only), VIP packages are available for $150 and box seating & sponsorship packages begin at $2500. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.haymakersforhope.org.
About Haymakers for Hope:
Haymakers for Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, care and survivorship through organizing charitable boxing events. Founded in 2009 by Andrew Myerson and Julie Anne Kelly, Haymakers for Hope has helped raise over $5 million for cancer research. For more information, visit us at www.haymakersforhope.org and www.linkedin.com/company/haymakers-for-hope; friend us at www.facebook.com/haymakers4hope and follow us at www.twitter.com/haymakers4hope.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Boston Children’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center is the top ranked cancer center in New England and fifth nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding.