Local wrestling benefit raising money to fight cancer
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. — The 13th annual Slam Cancer Benefit is taking place on Saturday, July 25 at Goodson Event Center in South Bend. All proceeds from the benefit go towards Hospice Care in St. Joe County.
It was started to bring cancer awareness to the community and to help raise money for hospice care. Organizers are limiting the number of seats available and are taking extra safety measures inside the venue. Jorge Bravo, an RCW No Limit Champion said masks will be available for purchase, and there will be hand sanitizer throughout the hall.
During the show, there will be about eight wrestling matches and the ring will be sanitized between each match. Matches include the RCW Headway championship, a women’s match, and a tag team championship. There will also be raffle prizes and an auction.
“We put a lot of time and effort into organizing the event and making sure that everything is safe,” Bravo said.
The benefit has significant meaning to a number of people that are running the show.
“When you come to the show, you’ll see that there’s a whole different walk of life. We’re all coming together for one event and for one cause,” Bravo said.
Bravo's motivation behind his involvement in the benefit is his mother, who battled breast cancer.
“I think if that was required, in case of being in hospice of course, or something like that, I Would want to make sure that center or the place she was at had what they needed to at least make it comfortable or make sure that everything is well taken care of,” Bravo said.
The wrestling match starts at 7:30 p.m. Contact Melissa Day here for tickets.