All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response to Host Third Annual Fight for Education

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Fight for Education


Amateur Fighting Event to Raise Funds for
Communities Impacted by Natural Disasters

NEW YORK, NY, JANUARY 9, 2018 – On Thursday, February 15, 2018, All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response will host the third annual Fight for Education at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Launched in 2015 with supermodel and philanthropist Petra Nemcova, the event brings together leaders from finance,  fashion, sports, and entertainment to raise funds for communities impacted by natural disasters.

The gala features amateur fighting matches for an unprecedented evening of entertainment. Contenders in this year’s event represent firms such as Tradition, Goldman Sachs, Cantor Fitzgerald, Evolution, BNP Paribas, BGC Partners, Heidrick, Siris Capital, and more. Fighters include Tina Lindstrom, Mike Severo, Nazar Bilukha, Peter Cecchini, Phil Moufarrige, Jeff Wu, Danny Menes, Engy Lamour, Ofer Harduf, Sean Ryan, Russell Martin, and Sean McHugh.

[dt_quote type=”blockquote” font_size=”big” animation=”none” background=”plain”]“We are thrilled to host the third annual Fight for Education gala during such an important time,”
said Petra Nemcova, Co-Founder and Vice Chair of All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response.
“The evening promises to be filled with exciting matches in the ring, and more importantly, the
event will bring together a community of individuals who are committed to giving back. All Hands
and Hearts is dedicated to helping communities rebuild after natural disasters, and with the
support of the Fight for Education, we can continue to increase our efforts and respond to those
most in need.”[/dt_quote]
Tina Lindstrom serves as the Event Chair, and Kathleen Kelley and Sophie Lasry are Event Co-Chairs. Oliver Dachsel, Tony Dalton, Jeff Frase, Jon Goldberg, Renee Haugerud, Kara Hobbs, Tim Kelly, Alesia Lanzo, Paul Touradji, Cameron Small and Calvin Wells serve on the Benefit Committee.

The event is sponsored by Equinox and sanctioned by USA Boxing and the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA).

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response was formed in 2017 by All Hands Volunteers and Happy Hearts Fund, two organizations that have provided relief to those who have been impacted by natural disasters for more than a decade. As a result of the merger, All Hands and Hearts has rebuilt nearly 200 schools and impacted over one million individuals to date. All Hands and Hearts currently has active programs in Texas, the Virgin Islands, Nepal, and Peru. They are  beginning their work in Puerto Rico and expanding into Tortola shortly. To learn more, please visit

Check out the excitement of last years event here. To purchase tickets to the Fight for Education on February 15, please contact

About All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response:
All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, we rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes, and other community infrastructure.

Press Contacts:
Brittany Graham and Caroline Humphrey
Sunshine Sachs