Brawl for a Cause 2020

Join us in the Southern Exchange Cellar on Saturday, May 2nd for an inspirational night of fights and fundraising you'll never forget!

$34,022

414 supporters

$50,000 goal

Campaign Ended

Team Member

Tamara Rambus

$1,995

by 18 supporters

$5,000 goal

Hey there! Thanks for stopping to read about why I want to raise money for the LDBF Boxing for Parkinson's Foundation. 

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to learn to box, but there was always another reason that I couldn't start... how would I find the time? Where would I train? Could I take the time away from my young kids? Yup, I had all of the excuses in the world. Then one day, I just started. I found a coach, made an appointment and just did it. I quickly fell in love with the sport and I often say it saves me from myself. I'm a high-stress perfectionist, but boxing gave me an outlet for my pent-up energy, improved my fitness level and dramatically reduced my anxiety. 

When I asked my trainer, Bryan, why he started boxing, he told me about being diagnosed with Parkinson's-like symptoms as a teenager. My jaw dropped listening to him. I was shaken by his story of being unable to control his movements, the painful surgeries and the frustrating lack of answers. His doctor at the time suggested non-contact boxing and the rest, as they say, is history. 

Today, Bryan and the LDBF Boxing for Parkinson's team lead classes for hundreds of Parkinson's patients around metro Atlanta. Through them, I've watched men and women, some of them in their 80s and 90s, show up for boxing classes every. single. week. They're committed! Sometimes they show up with a cane or walker in hand, other times after mourning the loss of a spouse or friend, but they always show up. I can't think of a better way to show my admiration for their relentless dedication than to help raise money for the cause!  https://www.boxingforparkinsons.org/

Every dollar matters and I'm so grateful for your support!

How prevalent is Parkinsons? 

  • More than 10 million people worldwide are currently living with Parkinson's  
  • 60,000 Americans are diagnosed each year 
  • An unknown number of people experience Parkinson's-like symptoms with related or no diagnosis
  • Parkinson's is marked by symptoms like tremors, constrained movements, speech and writing changes, and rigid muscles 

How does boxing help? 

  • People with Parkinson’s disease who start exercising earlier experience a slowed decline in quality of life compared to those who start later.
  • Some other early studies suggest that continuous, intensive training may provide neuro-protection, and subsequently slow, stop, or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s or promote neuro-restoration
  • A 2011 Study in the Journal of Physical Therapy showed improvements in walking, balance, performance of daily activities and quality of life
  • Group and community-based exercise is proven incredibly effective, especially for older (65+) populationsSlistoOLrEhb7zuZlq9rej82mUriYAG7G7V3Xmul.jpeg

Team Members

Tamara

$1,995

18 supporters

Mark

$3,397

25 supporters

Mike

$2,045

26 supporters

Paige

$1,865

24 supporters

James

$1,514

25 supporters

SaraBeth

$1,375

27 supporters

Chase

$2,265

14 supporters

Stevo'n (Coach Von)

$1,415

20 supporters

Lette

$1,060

26 supporters

Kenny

$1,860

14 supporters

Trell

$1,120

21 supporters

Sammy

$1,085

18 supporters

Event

MAY
2

Brawl for a Cause 2020

Saturday at 6:00 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2020-05-02 18:00:00 America/New_York Brawl for a Cause 2020 On Saturday, May 2nd, we will welcome you back to the Brawling 20s, a prohibition style, Gatsby-Gala with charity boxing bouts, open bar, casino games, live entertainment, and a few surprises that you'll never forget. Join us at the Southern Exchange Cellar for the most inspirational and impactful fight night in the world. Wander around a world full of live music, flapper dancers, and philanthropists. Sneak into our secret speakeasy gameroom to gamble for amazing prizes. Get your spot ringside to see first-timers fight and fundraises for causes close to their hearts. Brawl 2020 will be a night you will never forget. Southern Exchange Ballrooms<br>200 Peachtree St #206, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

On Saturday, May 2nd, we will welcome you back to the Brawling 20s, a prohibition style, Gatsby-Gala with charity boxing bouts, open bar, casino games, live entertainment, and a few surprises that you'll never forget. Join us at the Southern Exchange Cellar for the most inspirational and impactful fight night in the world. Wander around a world full of live music, flapper dancers, and philanthropists. Sneak into our secret speakeasy gameroom to gamble for amazing prizes. Get your spot ringside to see first-timers fight and fundraises for causes close to their hearts. Brawl 2020 will be a night you will never forget.

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Brawl for a Cause is one-part philanthropic fight night and one-part charitable trade show, exhibiting over 30 causes that first-time fighters are willing to fight and fundraise for. We train, equip and inspire everyday people to brawl for what they believe in most, through a 60-day personal development program culminating in the main event - a black tie, open bar, casino fight night with live entertainment and philanthropists from all over the country. Our nonprofit also funds and facilitates programming in the leadership development, youth programming, and self-defense classes spaces. To learn more, visit www.brawlforacause.com!

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