WBC Cares in Denmark

Posted on 12th Apr 2013

WBC Cares in Denmark

WBC Cares in Denmark - Braekhus named Children´s Champion by WBC - "She is a natural role model for young people everywhere"

Cecilia Braekhus took some time out of her busy schedule on Thursday morning to visit children at a hospital in Hjorring, Denmark. Jill Diamond, Chair of WBC Cares, had arranged the charity visit, which was part of the World Boxing Council´s global charity initiative. “It was a lot of fun to play with the children and put a smile on their faces,” Braekhus said. “We had a great time.”

Said Diamond: “They all enjoyed the little boxing gloves and stuffed animals the WBC and Sauerland Promotions handed out to them, but mostly, they loved Cecilia, who spent the morning signing t-shirts and giving autographs. We all felt privileged to be welcomed so warmly. This moment of distraction is great medicine for the children (and staff!). We draw strength and inspiration from each other. Everyone left smiling.”

At the press conference, Diamond handed out plaques to Braekhus, St. John and Team Sauerland. “Jose Sulaimán and WBC Cares wanted to thank everyone for their continuing support of our programs,” she said. “Cecilia Braekhus was given an award naming her "The Children's Champion" as she is a natural role model for young people everywhere. Mia St John was acknowledged for her work with the mentally ill, having been appointed to the Mental Health Task Force, in the USA, and Sauerland Promotions for their continuing support of women athletes. It seemed appropriate to do this today, since we were all together, celebrating this fantastic upcoming card.”

(Photo Credit: Preben Nielsen, E-Frame)

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