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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The Beltway Brawl
Washington DC 2019
The Anthem, September 19, 2019
Haymakers for Hope is hosting our Innagural Beltway Brawl charity boxing event at The Anthem on Thursday, September 19th, 2019, at 7:30PM. In an effort to knockout cancer, thirty courageous fighters from the DC area will step into the ring to compete in their first amateur boxing match! Proceeds will support cancer research, care, awareness, and survivorship.
Tickets for this event will go on sale Late July.
Belles of the Brawl VII
House of Blues, October 9, 2019
Haymakers for Hope is hosting our 7th annual Belles of the Brawl charity boxing event at the House of Blues Boston on Wednesday, October 9, 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 for this event will open on Tuesday, April 29th and close Friday, May 17th.
Hope NYC VIII
New York City 2019
Hammerstein Ballroom, November 14, 2019
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.
Sign ups will remain open through Friday, June 21st.
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Caddy Yates: Laywer by Day, Boxer by Night
Charlotte Yates stands tall at five feet three inches on a good day. Although small in stature, she has a larger than life personality. Charlotte, who prefers to be called by her nickname Caddy, is an outgoing girl from the suburbs of Boston.