Mark Breland calls on doctors and medical pros for support
5/31/2013, 11:58 a.m.
Mark Breland, out of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the 1984 Olympic gold medalist in the welterweight division, is a five-time New York Golden Gloves champion, two-time WBA Welterweight Champion, accomplished actor and philanthropist.
The Mark Breland Foundation has a stake in the lives of boxers before, during and after their careers.
"The toll that boxing takes on its participants has been known for many years, and it is only recently that research in this area has been growing," Breland noted. "The need for competent treatment and care for a series of post-boxing career medical issues is evident."
The Mark Breland Foundation is currently seeking doctors in all disciplines to be part of a volunteer medical advisory board in order to provide pro bono services to those fighters who have ended their careers and now find themselves in need of medical treatment that they do not have the means to pay for. The foundation is also seeking all types of medical personnel, from nurses to social workers and speech therapists, to be involved as well.
Breland is widely considered the greatest amateur fighter in the history of the sport. He was recently inducted into the John Hunter Bob Douglas Hall of Fame. "The interest that medical professionals take by giving their time and services will allow some great warriors to grow older gracefully and to cope with their medical issues resulting from their chosen profession," said Breland.
To contact the Mark Breland Foundation, email email@example.com or call (323) 300-4959.