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Golden Boy Fighter Daniel Jacobs to make Cancer Patient Wish Come True on Fight Night!

BY The Sweet Science ON August 05, 2014
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Daniel Jacobs’ Get In the Ring Foundation Announces “The Miracle Fight Night Fan Experience” To Surprise a Cancer Patient at Ronald McDonald House® New York

New York — On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Barclays Center for the WBA Middleweight World Championship bout against Jarrod Fletcher, Golden Boy Promotions fighter Daniel “The Miracle” Jacobs and his Get in the Ring Foundation will launch the “The Miracle Fight Night Fan Experience," to knockout cancer and make a wish come true for a patient battling pediatric cancer in New York City to have VIP access and attend the fight as Jacobs’ special guest.

As a cancer survivor himself, Jacobs was paralyzed and diagnosed with osteosarcoma two years ago. His complete recovery from the rare bone cancer and return to boxing as a championship contender has branded him a miracle.

“This WBA Middleweight Championship fight is bigger than boxing for me, it's an opportunity for me to represent anyone fighting cancer at the highest level. I won my battle against cancer and now I can continue to raise awareness and fight for cancer patients and survivors everywhere,” said Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs

From birth through age 21, children staying at the Ronald McDonald House are given a home-away-from-home while undergoing cancer treatments that include chemotherapy, radiation, surgical intervention and other progressive oncology treatments. The House provides a opportunity for the entire family to stay together, increasing the patient’s odds of success.

“We are grateful to all of our volunteers and thoughtful supporters who work to build awareness about our mission and the devastating effects that cancer can have on the entire family,” said. William T. Sullivan, president & CEO of Ronald McDonald House New York. “Danny Jacobs’ story of beating bone cancer to regain his strength as a boxer is an inspiring story – just the kind of miraculous recovery that makes him our hometown hero.”

In collaboration with Ronald McDonald House New York, The Miracle Fight Night Fan Experience is an initiative driven by efforts to support and knockout cancer as part of Get in the Ring Foundation’s commitment to help families who are struggling financially with medical expenses for their cancer stricken children.

About Get in the Ring Foundation

Daniel Jacobs, who founded The Get in the Ring Foundation (GIR) in 2012 to highlight the education of youth, literacy and health. The vision of Get In The Ring is to acknowledge the needs of children around us in the areas of cancer, obesity, and bullying; to ensure we become the solution for their problem. As part of this vision, the Get In The Ring Foundation partnered with medical leaders and local businesses to help educate people about this disease and erase the stigma that's often attached to cancer, obesity, and bullying. For more information, visit www.GetintheRing.net and www.DanielJacobsBoxing.com.

About Ronald McDonald House New York

Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment, which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House New York is the largest facility of its type in the world. The House can accommodate 84 families, and it is filled to capacity almost every night. The House’s location in Manhattan, in close proximity to 19 major medical and cancer treatment centers, draws children and families from across the country and the world, as well as from the metropolitan New York City area. Since its founding, more than 30,000 families have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York. For more information, visit www.rmh-newyork.org .

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