Haymakers For Hope returns to NYC - Sign Up, Train, and Fight for a Great Cause

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This post is for lovers of boxing or anyone who wants to do their part to K.O. Cancer.

Haymakers for Hope is back in NYC for its 2nd annual charity boxing event and it's looking for men and women to train at one NYC's top boxing gyms for four months before stepping in the ring to literally fight cancer.

Think you have what it takes? Read on for more...

No experience is necessary. Haymakers will match you with someone of equal size, age, and experience level. Throughout the four month training program, you will raise money and awareness for cancer research and survivorship. It's just like one of those 5Ks people run to raise cash for a good cause, only you get the chance to knock somebody out.

Haymakers for Hope is a registered 501c3 whose mission is to knockout cancer the only way it knows how, by literally fighting for a cure. It gives everyday men and women the opportunity to fight back against this terrible disease by training for and competing in charity boxing events to raise money and awareness. To prepare for each event, H4H combine the efforts of first time amateur boxing participants, local boxing gyms and volunteers. Through each event's fundraising efforts, H4H hope to help give life saving researchers the resources needed to fully focus their efforts on finding a cure.

If you are interested in signing up and fighting for a great cause, go to their website and start training.

Comments (9)

Jun 25, 2013

Never heard of this but definitely interested. Is there some sort of selection process for who gets chosen? Also, are you paying up for the boxing training or is that free considering all the donations you would likely accrue?

Jun 25, 2013

Has anyone ever been knocked out? Are there weight classes? Probably the wrong questions to be asking here but I'm super curious

Jun 25, 2013

There is training and weight classes and you get paired with people who fit your criteria. So, no worries about facing major mismatches.

I'd go to the website and email the organization to find more details. It's really cool. I'm a huge boxing fan, I won't be boxing myself, but I should be there watching it. Sign on up!

Jun 25, 2013

Great to see interest - we're excited to be back in New York for our 2nd annual event! Please check out our website and email us if you have any questions.

Jun 25, 2013

Sorry, but when I saw this posted on WSO I could only think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syhb3z4pTFQ

Jun 25, 2013
Haymakers For Hope:

Great to see interest - we're excited to be back in New York for our 2nd annual event! Please check out our website and email us if you have any questions.

Ever think about coming to Chicago?

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Jun 26, 2013

Wow this is cool, cancer has been the bane of my family's existence. This year is kind of packed, so I'm going to make it my goal for next year. The $4,000 required minimum donation is something I'd prefer to line up well ahead of time, especially considering that you are still required to contribute if you don't end up fighting for whatever reason.

Thank you for posting this, I was wondering what cancer charity I wanted to affiliate with!

Jun 27, 2013

Wow this looks awesome. Started training Muay Thai recently with the thought of an amateur fight within a few years so this is right up my alley. Def a nice change from the normal running charities.

Jun 27, 2013
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