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FullSizeRenderOn November 17, 2017 the Fight for Life Boxing Event will take place at the Pacific Palms Resort and Hotel, City of Industries. Proceeds from the event will benefit the research, treatment, and education programs of the City of Hope Hospital. The City of Hope charity boxing event started in November of 1994, shortly after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies, while working patrol in the East Los Angeles area, encountered a young boy who had been diagnosed with cancer. So touched were these deputies that they befriended the young boy and attempted to provide help and improve the quality of life for him and his family. Although this young boy did succumb, the deputies continued their commitment to helping others and turned to the Los Angeles Police Department to join them in organizing the first of what is now an annual boxing event between the LASD and the LAPD. Whatever the outcome from this event, whether the competitors win or lose, they are all in agreement that the true winner here is City of Hope and the individuals they treat yearly.