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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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LAPD/LASD Battle Each Other for a Good Cause NA17189rh

WHAT:
Fight for Life Weigh-Ins

WHEN:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
10 a.m.
City of Hope Hospital
Hospital Library
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, Ca 91010

Friday November 17, 2017
Fight for Life Boxing Event
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Suggested media arrival time is 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fights begin at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Pacific Palms Resort Hotel
1 Industry Hills Parkway
City of Industry, Ca 91744

WHO:

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, Sheriff Jim McDonnell
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck
University of Southern California, Department of Public Safety, Chief John Thomas
City of Hope Hospital Personnel
LA Sheriff's deputies vs. LAPD officers matching-up in the ring

WHY:
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department square off against deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at the annual Fight for Life. This one-of-a-kind boxing match benefits lifesaving cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope. This year's match-up will take place on Friday, November 17th, 7 p.m., at the Pacific Palms Resort Hotel in City of Industry.

The annual event began in 1994, shortly after Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies encountered a young boy with cancer while working on patrol in East Los Angeles. The deputies befriended the young boy and provided help in order to improve the quality of life for him and his family.

LAPD officers and LA County Sheriff's deputies have been longtime supporters of the City of Hope. During the 21-year history, the event has raised over one million dollars for the City of Hope.

The City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.

City of Hope's main hospital is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org or follow City of Hope on facebook, twitter, youtube or flickr.

CONTACT:

For more information about the Fight for Life contact Officer III John Negrete at 35133@lapd.online.

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