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James Zadroga 9/11 Bill Passes in the Senate & the House!

UPDATE:  Bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 2, 2011!  CNN has a piece about it here.

James Zadroga 9/11 Bill Passes in the Senate & the House!


GREAT news folks!  A retooled James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act passed in the Senate this afternoon — and the House acting with amazing speed just did the same!

This is fabulous news for the 9/11 first responders who have endured so much over the last years.

Special thanks to all Girlboxing friends who drummed up what support they could to get this bill passed.

We should all send a collective THANK YOU to Jon Stewart for his amazing efforts — with a further thank you to New York’s Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who has tirelessly kept this bill alive over its many iterations.

For further information links are here and here.

Also read the ABC News piece here.

Boxing Holiday Giving

Update: James Zagroda 9/11 Bill

Multiple news outlets are reporting cautious optimism as new life is breathed into the prospects of passing the James Zagroda 9/11 Bill before the end of the lame duck congressional session.  Senate sponsors have reportedly lowered the $7.4 billion cost to $6.2 billion in an effort to overcome some Republican objections. Girlboxing urges all in support of this bill to keep the pressure on.  CNN has the story here.

Boxing holiday giving

At this time of year, holiday giving can include support for groups and organizations of all types from feeding the homeless to providing arts in schools.

For those of you who may want to support charities related to boxing here are a few organizations that can benefit from your generosity.

1.  KnockOuts for Girls


KnockOuts For Girls (KO4G) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that uses the discipline of boxing to build self esteem, inspire the human spirit, and promote physical fitness to help people facing challenges worldwide.

Through female boxing events and fundraisers, KO4G raises money to support its many programs that help underprivileged girls, women, and those in need.

Link to donate is here.

2. USA Boxing

USA Boxing is the national governing body of amateur, Olympic-style boxing, and is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA). As a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, USA Boxing is responsible for the administration, development and promotion of Olympic-style boxing in the United States.

Link to donate is here.

3.  Retired Boxer’s Foundation

In the words of Alex “The Bomber” Ramos, Founder and President of the Retired Boxer’s Foundation, “In addition to assisting retired professional boxers in the transition from their glorious days in the ring to a dignified retirement, we also have the task of educating the public about the sport–the good, the bad and the ugly.”  Programs include outreach and assistance to members of the boxing community.

Link to donate here.

4.  International Boxing Hall of Fame

The mission of the International Boxing Hall of Fame is to honor and preserve boxing’s rich heritage, chronicle the achievements of those who excelled and provide an educational experience for their many visitors.

Link to donate is here.

5.  Other ideas

If you’re in need of other ideas, you might want to contact your local boxing gym to learn of any programs they can put you in touch with — or donate towards supporting a scholarship for at-risk youths or an up-and-coming young boxer.  You never know, someone you support might just go on to win a Golden Gloves championship or even Olympic gold!