Cancer doesn't pull punches and neither will you.

Since 2011, Haymakers for Hope has been training and transforming ordinary people into badass amateur boxers entering the ring for their first US Boxing-sanctioned bout - all while raising real money to knock out of cancer by supporting research, care, awareness, and survivorship.

Haymakers boxers commit to four months of intensive boxing training, all culminating in three rounds in front of an amped-up audience at a legit venue. Bragging rights never expire.

You don't need boxing experience. All you need is the mindset to KO cancer.

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The hits are real and so is the transformation

Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.

- Blake Shaffer
“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” - Viktor Frankl
- Michael Rodriguez
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Nick Lagemann

Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.

- Haley Martin

Fight for the things you care about, but do so in a way that will lead others to join you. - Ruth Bader Ginsberg

- Ann Yu
"Cancer cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot conquer the spirit" - unknown
- Sean White

Dolor hic tibi proderit olim - Someday this pain will be useful to you.

- Luke Frankson
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Ken Chenault
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Bobby Bartlett

"Your battle is our battle" - Boston Local 718 Firefighter and Family Cancer Foundation

- Patrick Nichols