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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Sucker Punch Plunge 2021
February 28, 2021
A polar bear plunge is a long-standing, seemingly irrational tradition in which participants jump into a cold body of water in the dead of winter, oftentimes to ring in the new year.
Given that Haymakers & our community have always focused on knocking out cancer by challenging oneself in unique ways, what better way to start 2021 than by taking part in the Sucker Punch Plunge!
Registration is free and requires only your willingness to plunge! And since we can't all run into the ocean together this year, we're giving you a whole weekend to take the plunge!
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