Photos courtesy of Asia Lee.
The Hilton in Melville hosted the 2012 Long Island Fight for Charity.
Several amateur boxers took one to the kisser Monday, all in the name of charity.
Hundreds of Long Islanders cheered on 17 local business leaders, both men and women, who trained, fundraised and put on their gloves to go toe-to-toe in the ninth annual Long Island Fight for Charity at the Hilton in Melville.
Jeff Cohen, Matthew Silver, and Jamie Austin started the Long Island Community Chest in 2001 to raise money to help individuals and families in need on Long Island. Since then, more than $700,000 has been distributed to a diverse list of Long Island Charities.
This year, the boxers were fighting for three charities: The Genesis School, which provides specialized program to people with autism, the Long Island Community Chest and the National Foundation for Human Potential.
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