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 bell.
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Belles of the Brawl VI
House of Blues Boston, October 10, 2018
Haymakers for Hope is hosting our 6th annual Belles of the Brawl charity boxing event. In an effort to knockout cancer, thirty-two courageous women from the Boston area will step into the ring to compete in their first amateur boxing match!
Hope NYC VII
New York City 2018
Hammerstein Ballroom, November 15, 2018
Haymakers for Hope presents the 7th annual Hope NYC, at New York City's renowned Hammerstein Ballroom. Approximately 1800 attendees and fans are expected to attend the gala style event, which will feature 16 bouts, a seated dinner, silent auction, drawing, and more.
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Belles of the Brawl VI: Kim Holman
During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Belles of the Brawl VI in Boston on October 10th. They’ve committed to four months of fundraising and training in preparation to get in the ring and literally fight for a cure.