Falvey Shippers Insurance has announced its sponsorship of Haymakers for Hope, a charity that supports people battling cancer. Haymakers helps people train and participate in a sanctioned boxing charity event to raise money for cancer research, care, awareness and survivorship. In May, a Falvey executive will participate in a charity match in honor of his parents.
Falvey Insurance Group, parent company of Falvey Shippers Insurance, recently aligned its companies’ philanthropic efforts with causes related to their day-to-day business operations. Haymakers for Hope is the favored charity of Falvey Shippers, as it is of personal importance to Vice President Jay Jeanotte.
“Cancer has had a devastating impact on my family life over the past year,” Jeanotte said. “My father passed away in March 2021 after a fierce two and a half year battle with esophageal cancer. My mother, the embodiment of a saint, showed equal tenacity and stood by his side every step of the way. Sometimes life isn’t fair, though. Just a month after my dad died, she was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer and tragically passed away in July. Everything happened so fast and still doesn’t feel real.The strength, courage and resilience that my parents showed in their respective struggles will continue to motivate me every day for the rest of my life.
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On May 19, Jeanotte will fight in honor of her parents at the Rock ‘N Rumble XI Boston 2022 event, with members of Team Falvey in the audience. In addition to Falvey’s sponsorship, Jeanotte has raised over $52,000 for cancer research.
“We are honored to support Jay and Haymakers for Hope,” said Jack Falvey, COO of Falvey Insurance Group. “Everyone at Falvey supports Jay.”