West New York Police Officer wins championship event to raise funds for toddler with cancer
Nov 03, 2013 | 1217 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A boxing event that took place on Saturday called “Fight Against Cancer” was hosted by the Parsippany PAL to benefit the “Prayers and Pledges for Peyton Foundation” Prayers & Pledges for Peyton is a community based organization focused on supporting a 20-month old girl named Peyton that lives in Northern New Jersey Peyton is suffering from alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms in the muscle tissue.

Local law enforcement and fireman throughout the state of New Jersey participated in its first annual USA Boxing sanctioned championship event. When West New York Police officer Erick Garciga heard about this cause he did not hesitate to help out. In order to prepare himself for this event he contacted Global Boxing’s pro and USA amateur boxing coach Hernando Alvarado. Coach Alvarado has trained national and state amateur champions, as well as professional boxers. Erick not only won his weight class at 201lbs but raised funds by selling close to one hundred tickets to friends and family throughout the town of West New York.

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