Beck and Baca Battle for Cancer Research
LAPD officers Battle LASO in 19th Annual Fight for Life Charity Boxing Match
By Terry Miller
Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department; and Alan Levy, Senior Vice President of Development, City of Hope joined scores of rank and file for a press conference Thursday in preparation for this weekend’s fight for life. The 19th Annual Fight for Life Charity Boxing event.now in its 19th -year has raised approximately $1 million for the City of Hope.
This annual event continues to celebrate the longstanding commitment between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department and their dedication to supporting cancer and saving lives. Deputies and Officers will once again step into the ring to raise funds for those individuals stricken with life-threatening diseases and currently undergoing treatment at the City of Hope Center.
The history of this event can be traced back to 1994, when deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, working patrol in East Los Angeles, encountered a young boy stricken with cancer. The deputies were so touched by the spirit of this boy that they befriended his family and provided assistance in order to improve their quality of life.
The boxing matches will take place on Friday, November 30, 2012, at Quiet Cannon, 901 North Via San Clemente, Montebello.