COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll is answering the bell in the fight against diabetes by supporting "Knockout Diabetes Round 2," a gala featuring a boxing exhibition and auction at Million Air Hanger One in Columbus on Saturday, April 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
In an effort to eradicate diabetes, the American Diabetes Association has partnered with one of the country's premier promoters, Team Tory Promotions, to create an elegant and entertaining evening of boxing and other festivities in the unique setting within an airplane hanger.
Featured fighters scheduled to appear in the ring include lightweight Michael Clark who competed in NBC's boxing reality show, "The Contender," along with female welterweight Kelly Coffer, light heavyweight Ryan Carol and cruiserweights Eric Asher and Kyle Patrick.
"Columbus has been unbelievable to me during my first year here, so I'm happy to have the chance to get involved with a great community event like Knockout Diabetes," said Jared Boll.
Diabetes is a serious chronic disease affecting more than one million Ohioans and nearly 21 million Americans nationwide. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness, lower limb amputation, kidney failure, heart disease and stroke, and is a leading cause of death. Although there is no cure for diabetes at this time, with proper management, diabetes can be controlled. Franklin County has been identified as having the highest rate of death among African American males due to diabetes than anywhere in the country.
For tickets or more information, visit www.diabetes.org/knockout or call the Columbus-area office of the American Diabetes Association at (614) 436-1917, ext. 6621.