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Ladies - Apply Now for Belles of the Brawl XI!

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.
- Keryn Connolly
You can't always be the strongest or most talented or most gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive. - Pat Summitt
- Sue Bator
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Seth Alexander

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

- Evan Oscar Papanastasiou

"Be who you were meant to be and you will set the world on FIRE.”

- Jay Ross

When I was growing up, my cousin Lizzie was treated at NIH for a rare and aggressive form of cancer. She stayed at The Children’s INN with her family during treatment. While receiving treatment, my mother and father along with other friends and family were able to visit and spend time with Lizzie.

Lizzie and her family were able to be around other kids and families going through the same battles. The INN provided my cousin and my family much more than a place to stay, it was truly  "a place like home."  

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

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

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

- Madison Gera
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Kelly McCarthy
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Scott Lombardi