The tragic events of 9/11 are still firmly etched in everyone's minds, especially those New Yorkers who lost loved ones. Jennie Nedell, a Long Island kickboxer, is one such person. She lost her father on 9/11, as he was rushing back into the towers to help others escape the destruction. Jennie last spoke with her Dad while he was in Tower 2 on that fateful morning.
"I love you," Laurence Nedell told his daughter before rushing upstairs to help people still trapped in the building. His selflessness in the face of grave danger has left an indelible mark on Jennie, and is an inspiration to us all. He is truly a hero, and his loss is monumental.
For the past three years, in tribute to her Dad and the other victims of 9/11, Jennie Nedell has been holding kickboxing fundraisers to help support the 9/11 memorial in Babylon, New York. This year's event will take place on September 10th in an airplane hangar at the Romeo Aviation Company near MacArthur Airport. Jennie is hoping to raise $10,000 for the memorial. I will be at the show and I'm asking my fellow Long Island fight fans to show their support by attending this event.
Not only will you will be supporting the memorial, but you will also be treated to some of the best kickboxing you will find on the East Coast. We'll have more information about this upcoming event in the near future so stayed tuned for futher details.