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Knock out cancer: Canmore Fight Club’s KO Cancer event

Mom always told me that violence doesn’t solve anything. The Canmore Fight Club in Alberta, however, may beg to differ. For the past 3 years, Canmore Fight Club owner and Alberta Golden Gloves Champion (and this blogger’s  baby brother), Nick Martin, has been hosting a Rumble in the Rockies as a fundraiser to fight cancer. The KO Cancer event raise thousands of dollars each year in support of cancer research and local hospitals.

The majestic Rocky Mountains serve as a spectacular backdrop for this outdoor slugfest. The boxing card involves local athletes from various clubs in the area going toe-to-toe. It’s a creative way to raise money for a great cause and an exciting night for spectators of all ages. Check out this article from the Canmore Leader about last year’s KO Cancer event.

KO Cancer fundraiser

Rocky Mountains

The Rockies: not a bad backdrop for a good ol’ fashion slugfest.

“The second annual KO Cancer – Rumble in the Rockies was another huge success. The event, organized by local boxing gym owner Nick Martin (Canmore Fight Club) saw great crowds watch the Olympic style boxing… Close to $7,000 was raised which will be shared between Canmore & Area Health Care Foundation, and Alberta Cancer Board. Stay tuned for Round 3 in 2012!” – Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation website

Who would have thought punching people in the face could do so much good?

This year’s event is taking place in Banff, Alberta on August 25th. Check out the Canmore Fight Club website for more details.

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Josh Martin
Josh Martin is the founder and chief blogger at Badge of Awesome. He lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada and is the author of "Misadventure Musings: Lessons learned from life's awesome and absurd moments" and "Going on a Bear Hunt: Five things cancer taught me about overcoming obstacles."

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