Louis LaValle Raises Thousands for The Max Cure Foundation
(NEW YORK) — Louis LaValle fought his first bout on November 14, 2013 and delivered more than just punches. The event raised more than $10,000 that will be donated to The Max Cure Foundation (MCF). MCF funds the development of less toxic treatments for children battling cancer and provides low-income and military families battling pediatric cancer emotional and financial support. They seek to inspire children with the disease to confront it with courage and bravery. The boxing match was organized by Haymakers for Hope. Since 2011, Haymakers for Hope has organized competitive boxing events to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
“I’ve always wanted to box but made excuses….until now,” said LaValle. “This was my first match. I volunteered my time to battle it out in the ring so hopefully one day someone else doesn’t have to.”
The money will go to The Max Cure Fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to fund a T- Cell Therapy Lab dedicated to alternative treatments and innovative research for children and young adults battling cancer. MCF has given $845,000 towards this project, which has shown great results in children and young adults battling lymphoma, and leukemia.
“These children are fighting a battle every day,” said Chairman of The Max Cure Foundation, David Plotkin. “We cannot thank Louis enough for selecting us as the charity to benefit from the event.”
Haymakers for Hope is an official 501(c)(3) charity organization that began in the fall of 2009, and was co-founded by Andrew Myerson and Julie Anne Kelly (cancer survivor) during their training for the New York City Golden Gloves. Since 2011, Haymakers for Hope has organized a competitive boxing event to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. In less than two years Haymakers for Hope has raised over $1 million dollars (and counting) for various cancer related hospitals and research facilities. Not every fight ends at the bell!
The Max Cure Foundation The Max Cure Foundation (MCF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to advancing cures for pediatric cancers, funding the development of less toxic treatments for children, including the funding of an immune cell therapy lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center dedicated to alternative treatments for children battling the disease. MCF provides low-income and military families who are battling pediatric cancer emotional and financial support, while seeking to inspire children with the disease to confront it with courage and bravery.