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Cancer has hit champion boxer Eric Kelly's family many times. He's now working to help other families dealing with the challenges of cancer.
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation was founded in 1983 and has been serving children who are suffering with cancer and their families ever since it’s conception. They help families primarily in the New Jersey area. ECF provide these families with emotional support, counseling and advocacy services with a professional team of caseworkers. As well as providing food, toys, clothes and household items families may need. For families in a crisis situation, ECF provides emergency financial support. Their mission is to provide a variety of specialized services at no charge to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer.
Eric Kelly is an American boxer who was born in Titusville, Florida and then was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Kelly is a 4-Time National Boxing Champion and was ranked number 1 twice in the United States. He was also ranked many times as one of the top boxers in the world, with his highest ranking as four. Not to mention that Kelly is a 2-Time Golden Glove Champion. Kelly now works as a boxing trainer at Church Street Boxing Gym and has three children.
Introduction By: Meg Zrini
Interview Conducted Via Email By: Giacinta Pace
Q: What is your charity?
Eric: A charity that I am passionate about and love working with is the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation based in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
Q: What is your role with the charity?
Eric: I've helped raise money for the charity from donating private training sessions with myself as well as doing some modeling for the charity at their annual fashion show fundraiser event.
Q: Why did you choose this charity to support over other charities?
Eric: All charities that are for a good cause stand out to me but I single out the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation because I've been able to meet some of the people who are being helped by the charity and hear their stories. I've lost family members to cancer, I lost two brothers and a niece to cancer so this is something that hits home with me!
Q: Everything else you would like to add?
Eric: I love working with charities and helping to make the world a better place. Nothing is perfect but we can try as hard as we can to make this world our utopia and one thing that I am passionate about is good health as well as an anti-drugs and alcohol stance. I've never had alcohol or a smoke, etc and I believe that we all need to give sobriety a chance because drugs and alcohol really play a bad role in our lives and it's killing us. Let’s find joy in sobriety and live life as substance free as possible!
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