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News Release

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Officers and LASD Deputies Box to Beat Cancer

What:
Charity boxing event to benefit the City of Hope

When:
Friday, November 7, 2008
5:30 p.m. - Gates open
7:00 p.m. - Fights begin

Where:
Quiet Cannon
901 North Via San Clemente
Montbello, CA  90640

Who:
LAPD Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz, Operations-Central Bureau
Family of Central Traffic Division Officer Carlos Torres
Los Angeles Police Officers
Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies

Why:
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) face off against Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) in the 15th annual Fight for Life Boxing Event, benefiting City of Hope. The Fight for Life started in 1994 when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies befriended a cancer-stricken boy and made a commitment to improve the quality of his life and that of his family.  Since that time, they turned to the LAPD to join them in their efforts to help others in similar situations, and the partnership continues to this day.

During the event, there will be a special tribute to Central Traffic Division Motor Officer Carlos Torres, who lost his battle with leukemia earlier in the year.

Tickets are available by calling the Los Angeles Police Protective League at 213-251-4554, or the Sheriff’s Relief Association of Los Angeles County at 562-946-7081. For more information, please visit:                         www.cityofhope.org/giving/fundraising-eents/fight4life.