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Back Bay Boxing
180 lbs
36 yrs
joe walsh
House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

Join us to help #KOCancer on May 14th!

Why I fight?

Over twenty years ago my father, Lenny Zakim, lost his battle with multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer. During his five-plus year battle with this disease my dad worked very hard so that he and other patients could take a more active role in their own treatment and fight for survival. These efforts took many forms, but ultimately resulted in the establishment of a new center for complementary and integrative therapies at Dana-Farber.

After he passed away in 1999 the center was named the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber. Since then the Center has helped thousands of cancer patients and their families live move active, healthier lives, during and after their treatment at Dana-Farber.

After taking up boxing and attending past Haymakers for Hope events, I decided to sign up myself in 2020. I am training hard at Back Bay Boxing for the next few months and will be fighting to raise money to support the work of the Zakim Center. To make sure that all patients are able to take advantage of the Center's services, regardless of their financial status and to support the ongoing research into integrative therapies.

To learn more about the center please go to:

I hope that you'll consider donating to support our efforts and I look forward to seeing you at Fight Night on May 14th!!

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