Rumble in the Rockies: Heather Carr
Tuesday, March 20 2018
During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Rumble in the Rockies in Denver on June 14th. They’ve committed to four months of fundraising and training in preparation to get in the ring and literally fight for a cure. Whether their mom is battling, their father has passed or their friend has put up a victory against the disease – they’ve all got a story to tell and they’ve all got a reason to fight. Below you’ll hear from Heather Carr, fighting out of House of Pain East.
Where are you from?
Derry, New Hampshire
Where’d you go to college?
University of New Hampshire/Johnson & Wales University
Did you play any sports growing up?
Field hockey, Indoor Track and Lacrosse
What do you do for work?
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I've catered a few "fight night' style boxing fundraisers but always daydreamed about it.
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
My co-worker, Colbert, send out an e-mail to me asking if I was interested. Her friend, Kim, fought last year in Boston and loved it!
You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
One of my co-worker's husbands got diagnosed a few months after they had their first baby. He is a fighter and I want to fight alongside him and raise money for a charity that he can benefit from.
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Quality time with my friends and loved ones
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I love going on adventures with my girlfriend and dog!
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Most excited? Probably my co-workers for entertainment value
Be sure to check out her fundraising page here and wish her luck! Best of luck, Heather!