Discover why H4H is like no other charity.
We give everyday men and women the chance to fight back against this terrible disease by training for, and competing in charity boxing events to raise money and awareness.
A Little About H4H
We're an official 501(c)(3) charity organization that gives you the opportunity to fight back against cancer. We’ll help you train for — and compete in — a sanctioned charity boxing event to raise funds for cancer research, care, awareness and survivorship. To prepare for each event, we combine the efforts of local boxing gyms and volunteers, and match you up with someone of a similar experience level (even if that experience level is “none”). At the end of your journey, you’ll compete in front of thousands of supporters, and win or lose you’ll step into and out of the ring a champion.
In 2009, founders Andrew Myerson and Julie Anne Kelly participated in the New York City Golden Gloves. They decided that competing against the city’s best boxers wasn’t enough, and decided to raise money for cancer research. This planted the seeds for Haymakers for Hope. Today, H4H gives everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in their first sanctioned boxing event. The experience is impactful, challenging, and life-changing, and the march towards a cure will continue long after the last match of the night. NOT EVERY FIGHT ENDS AT THE BELLTM.
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Meet Andrew Matthews. ""It [cancer] is the story of patients who struggle and survive, moving from one embankment of illness to another. Resilience, inventiveness, and survivorship - qualities often ascribed to great physicians - are reflected qualities, emanating first from those who struggle with illness and only then mirrored by those who treat them. If the history of medicine is told through the stories of doctors, it is because their contributions stand in place of the more substantive heroism of their patients." - The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer"View Fighter
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The Liberty Bell Brawl
The Fillmore Philadelphia, April 27, 2023
Haymakers for Hope is hosting our inaugural Liberty Bell Brawl charity boxing event at the Fillmore Auditorium in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 27th, 2023, at 7:30PM. In an effort to knockout cancer, thirty-two courageous fighters from the Philly area will step into the ring to compete in their first amateur boxing match! Proceeds will support cancer research, care, awareness, and survivorship.
Sign Ups Now Closed.
Rock 'N Rumble XII
MGM Music Hall at Fenway, May 11, 2023
Haymakers for Hope is hosting our 12th annual Rock ‘N Rumble charity boxing event at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Thursday, May 11th, 2023, at 7:30PM. In an effort to knockout cancer, thirty-two courageous fighters from the Boston area will step into the ring to compete in their first amateur boxing match! Proceeds will support cancer research, care, awareness, and survivorship.
Sign Ups are open until Friday, December 16th!
KO Cancer Classic 2023 - BOSTON
May 22, 2023
After another phenomenal sold out tournament last year, we can't wait to be back on the course with all of you this spring for the KO Cancer Classic!
Whether you're an H4H Alum, supporter or overall hater of cancer in general, we are so pumped for you to join us on Monday, May 22nd at The Cape Club of Sharon.
Rumble in the Rockies V
The Mission Ballroom, June 14, 2023
Haymakers for Hope is hosting our 5th annual Rumble in the Rockies charity boxing event at the Mission Ballroom on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023, at 7:30PM. In an effort to knockout cancer, twenty-eight courageous fighters from the Denver area will step into the ring to compete in their first amateur boxing match! Proceeds will support cancer research, care, awareness, and survivorship.
Sign Ups are open until Wednesday, January 25th!
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