Fight for Life

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department vs. Los Angeles Police Department


Fight for Life | City of Hope


Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department square off against officers from the Los Angeles Police Department in the 24th annual Fight for Life benefiting City of Hope. The fundraising boxing event started in the 1930s, had a resurgence in 1960, and was revived again in 1994. In November of that year, while working patrol in the East Los Angeles area, deputies encountered a young boy who had been diagnosed with cancer. The deputies were so touched by this boy’s bravery that they befriended him and provided help to improve the quality of life for him and his family.
And now, in memory of this boy, and to help others like him battling life-threatening illnesses, the deputies continue that commitment to improve the lives of patients and their families by supporting the work of City of Hope. For the past 23 years, they have partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department in a friendly, competitive boxing event between the two agencies. 
The LAPD and LASD have also joined forces together to compete against the likes of the Los Angeles County and City Firefighters, NYPD, FDNY, and Scotland Yard.
At each Fight For Life, whether the competitors win or lose, they are all in agreement that the true winners are the individuals that benefit from the research and treatment at City of Hope.
For more info, contact Carl Woody at 626-218-6355 or [email protected].