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 firstname.lastname@example.org.