To Do Thursday: Haymakers for Hope Benefit

_DSC6437Amateur boxing to help knock out cancer is the theme of tonight’s Haymakers for Hope benefit, where you’ll find 32 men and women competing one on one. Where else will you see an economist (Justin Rao) fighting a hedge fund trader (Geovannie Concepcion) or an animation designer (Christina Nicodema) go up against a media producer (Stephanie Kent)? Julie Anne Kelly and Andrew Myerson started this charity while they were training for the New York City Golden Gloves; Ms. Kelly has battled Hodgkin’s lymphoma and after celebrating a decade cancer free wants to raise money to fight, literally, for a cure.

Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, 7:30 p.m., $100, 21+, info@haymakersforhope.org

To Do Thursday: Haymakers for Hope Benefit