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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.

Belles of the Brawl '17

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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We've raised over

$10,498,816

We've been around for

8 years

We're currently in

3 cities

Participation is at

580 fighters

Learn how your support is helping to knockout cancer. 

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Rock 'N Rumble IX
Boston 2019

House of Blues, May 15, 2019
Event Details

Haymakers for Hope is hosting our 9th annual Rock ‘N Rumble charity boxing event at the House of Blues Boston on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 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 open Wednesday, November 28th and will be open until Friday, December 21st.

Rumble in the Rockies II
Denver 2019

Fillmore Auditorium, June 6, 2019
Event Details

Haymakers for Hope is hosting our 2nd annual Rumble in the Rockies charity boxing event at the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, June 6, 2019, 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 will open Tuesday, January 1st and close on Friday, January 25th. 

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