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MARIE-CLAIRE #HANDSOFHOPE

Hands-Of-Hope is a boxing fundraiser for The Key to Life Charitable Trust and is aimed at bringing awareness to suicide and mental health in New Zealand.  My friend Marie-Claire Andrews signed up as one of the corporate fighters, and I tagged along to one of her Wellington training session with Jason at the Lion Pit.

It's intense... but for a good cause.

She says "I always wondered about the irony of raising awareness for mental health by hitting someone, but the process and ten weeks training we’ve gone through, has made it all make sense. 

When our coach asks for “heart” in the last 20 seconds of a round, that’s when the mental and physical connection has to happen - when a fighter’s mental toughness, determination and sheer willpower aim to fill any physical gaps in ability. It’s that awareness of how they’re feeling, how they want to behave, how to channel positive energy, how to rely on their own skills and be confident that makes boxing the perfect vehicle for highlighting that we need to focus on mental health to perform at our best.”

Quotes via TIMES AGE