In September 2005, my mom, Noreen Welle was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. Over the next fifteen months, she endured chemotherapy, steroid treatments, multiple surgeries, misery, horror, and finally, death. A rare disease, the broad prognosis for Multiple Myeloma at that time was fatal. However, over the last decade, there has been a lot of development in treatment options, and their success is largely due to the advent of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). To help support this forward momentum, I will literally be fighting for as much money as I can raise. Founder Fights is an annual amateur boxing event organized through my local boxing club, The Corner. Several of us rookies have selected charities to raise money for while we spend the next two months training for our first real-life boxing matches. All proceeds from the event will go to a local non-profit and the winner's charity of choice. I chose MMRF as my charity because my mom is dead from a disease that no one knew how to treat. If I can contribute to a future in which fewer people receive a terrifying diagnosis like that, I will gladly get my face punched out.