Amateur Boxers Duke It Out for Cancer Research / by Kate Lord

Haymakers for Hope is a nonprofit organization that hosts amateur boxing events to raise money and awareness for cancer research -- in the past four years, they've raised more than a million dollars for cancer research! They held their annual New York City event at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Nov. 14, 2013, and I had an awesome time capturing the fights.

 Cancer survivors acted as the night's ring girls, announcing each round. 

Haymakers for Hope at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Nov. 14, 2013.
 Fight 13: Scott Bruckmann v. Salah Zalatimo

Haymakers for Hope at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Nov. 14, 2013.
 Fight 2: Raquel Cepeda v. Macy Tanking

Haymakers for Hope at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Nov. 14, 2013.
 Fight 5: Stuart Goldfarb v. Steve Reynolds

Haymakers for Hope at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Nov. 14, 2013.