(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) – Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is thrilled to be headlining his first boxing event since his comeback from life-threatening Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Yet success in the ring is not the only thing that drives the 26-year-old these days. Jacobs knows that he’s lucky to be living out his dreams and wants to use his platform boxing to help others through his recently created Get in the Ring Foundation. He will be holding the first major event for the foundation on Friday evening at the Starrett City Boxing Club to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s three key causes – childhood cancer, obesity and bullying.
Fellow cancer survivor and boxing prospect Anthony Dirrell (Flint, Mich.) will join Jacobs and several fellow boxers at Friday’s event to support the Get in the Ring Foundation and its efforts. The event, which is open the public, will feature educational elements about each of the organization’s three issues as well as a raffle and photo and autograph opportunities with the boxers in attendance. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with adult tickets priced at $20 and children being admitted free of charge. Tickets for the event can be purchased at girf.eventbrite.com. All proceeds from Friday’s event will go to the Get in the Ring Foundation.
Jacobs is currently preparing for his middleweight contest with Giovanni Lorenzo on Monday, August 19 at the Best Buy Theater in Manhattan. The event is the first show of the new Golden Boy Live! Series, airing on Monday nights on Fox Sports 1. The bout will be Jacobs’ fourth fight since returning to the ring following his successful battle with cancer. Tickets are still available for Monday’s show and can be purchased here.
Jacobs started the Get in the Ring Foundation earlier this year, selecting three causes close to his heart to center his philanthropic efforts around. As Osteoscarcoma is a form of cancer that generally impacts younger patients, he is focusing on childhood cancer and assisting families with the devastating impact the disease can have.
An avid nutrition advocate, Jacobs wants to educate those in his community on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise and therefore chose obesity as the second major component of his foundation.
Jacobs credits nearly being bullied as a child as one of the reasons he took up the sweet science and he wants to give young people the strength to stand up for themselves as well. As the father of a four-year-old son, Nathaniel, empowering young people and preventing bullying is of the utmost important to Jacobs and is therefore the third major issue the Get in the Ring Foundation is tackling.
He and his foundation partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand in conjunction with his fight in April, holding a lemonade stand at the event weigh-in for the Danny Garcia-Zab Judah fight to raise money for the major national cancer charity.
Get in the Ring Fundraising Event Details
What: Fundraising event for Daniel Jacobs’ Get in the Ring Foundation
When: Friday, August 16, doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Who: Daniel Jacobs, Anthony Dirrell and other top boxers from the New York area
Where: Starrett City Boxing Club, 1506 Hornell Loop, Brooklyn, NY 11239