Title Boxing Club Loveland helps fund research, aims to knock out pediatric cancer


“Jab, jab, cross … two hooks to the body, two hooks to the head!”
 
Title Boxing Loveland trainers call out punching combinations to members on a daily basis, but those who gather at the Club on Thanksgiving Day will have added motivation behind their workouts.
 
Members and non-members alike will have the opportunity at the Club’s fourth-annual Thanksgiving fundraiser to preemptively burn off all those calories from pumpkin pie and sweet potato-marshmallowy goodness while benefiting CancerFree KIDS, a nonprofit that funds pediatric cancer research. The event has generated thousands of dollars for CancerFree KIDS since Title Loveland opened its doors in 2012.
 
“When we met Ellen Flannery, who started CancerFree KIDS, it was a no-brainer,” says Mark Fox, Title Boxing Club Loveland’s owner.  “Ellen's own daughter almost died from cancer years ago.”
 
Flannery’s daughter is now a healthy high school student, but the sad reality of the situation is that more children in the U.S. die of cancer than any other disease while less than 4 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is allocated for pediatric cancer research.
 
Title Boxing Club Loveland is determined to do its part as a local business to help CancerFree KIDS — also Loveland-based — mitigate the problem of underfunding, as the nonprofit directly supports Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center researchers who are tirelessly collaborating to make progress in the field.
 
On Thanksgiving Day at 8:30 a.m., the 75-minute workout will commence — complete with cardio, 12 rounds of boxing and of course abs. Trainers make it a point to give of themselves and their time to join together and take turns guiding clients through each set of combos.
 
“They all feed off each other. Everyone who comes is in a great mood and their spirits are high — it’s contagious,” Fox says. “And members who can’t participate or who are out of town still want to help out, so they ask how they can donate. Everyone just really wants to help, and it’s great to see.” 

Do Good: 

• Pre-register for Thursday's fundraiser by calling 513-900-9150 to reserve your bag. Class begins at 8:30 a.m. Cash or check donations of $15 for members and $20 for non-members are required, with all proceeds benefitting CancerFree KIDS. Donate more if you are able.

• If you can't make it Thursday, support CancerFree KIDS by donating year-round.

• “Like” Title Boxing Club Loveland on Facebook and connect with the organization to learn more about its annual Thanksgiving fundraiser. 
 

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Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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