One Mother's Fight for Mental Health in the Boxing Ring

Atlantic City, NJ – Angela Cottone isn't just a celebrity boxer.  She's a mother, an advocate, and a beacon of hope for anyone who has battled the invisible wounds of mental illness. This June 8th, she steps back into the ring at the Showboat, Atlantic City, for the War at the Shore – but this fight is about more than winning. It's about survival, honoring a legacy, and ensuring no one feels alone in their struggle.

One Mother's Fight for Mental Health in the Boxing Ring
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Cottone's journey is woven with both love and unimaginable loss. Her son, a young man with a heart for helping others, tragically lost his battle with mental health. But in her grief, Cottone found a powerful purpose: to carry on her son's wish and become a voice of hope for those struggling in silence.

By stepping into the ring, Cottone does more than honor her son's memory – she gives physical form to the fight so many wage daily against mental illness. Her match symbolizes resilience, a testament that we can find strength even in darkness. Wearing her son's matching tattoo as she boxes, she reminds the world that those we've lost are never truly gone, their legacy fueling our actions.

"My son wanted to change the world, to make people feel seen and understood," Cottone shares. "This isn't a boxing match; it's a battle cry for awareness, a promise that help exists, and a way to honor the life my son couldn't live."

Join the Fight, Ignite Hope

Angela Cottone's story reminds us that even in our darkest moments, we can choose to be a light for others. Join her in the fight for mental health awareness on June 8th, 2024, 7:00 PM LIVE at the Showboat Hotel, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. By witnessing her courage, we can find our own.

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