Soul & Science : #54: Fighting Cancer Literally and Figuratively | Andrew Myerson and Julie Anne Kelly, Co-founders of Haymakers for Hope


Today on the show, I’m talking with Andrew Myerson and Julie Anne Kelly, Co-founders of Haymakers for Hope.

In 2009, Andrew and Julie participated in the New York City Golden Gloves. They decided that competing against the city’s best boxers wasn’t enough, and decided to raise money for cancer research. This planted the seeds for Haymakers for Hope. Today, their non-profit gives everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in their first sanctioned boxing event. The experience is impactful, challenging, and life-changing, and the march towards a cure will continue long after the last match of the night.

Julie is a cancer survivor herself and Andrew is an expert businessman, with an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and experience working for Goldman Sachs.Through Haymakers for Hope, Andrew & Julie are helping to connect communities, local businesses and boxing fans together against a common cause.

On today’s episode you’ll learn:
  • Mental stamina is just as powerful as physical stamina, and this is true in the boxing ring and in the boardroom.
  • Make the most of your complementary business styles when running a company in a partnership
  • Marketing a non-profit is as complex, if not more so, than any for-profit enterprise

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