POMONA - Celebrities and an amateur boxing show were part of Friday's fundraising activities at Fairplex's Finish Line Sports Grill meant to raise funds and awareness about cancer.

"Boxing for the Cure," a two-day event that continues today, was organized by the Diamonds Love Foundation, a nonprofit founded by the family of retired champion boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley.

After meeting numerous people diagnosed with different types of cancer and losing some friends to the disease, the Mosley family decided to have the event.

"Boxing for the Cure" is a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Cancer Society and Diamonds Love Foundation. The later supports education, health, mental health, fitness and youth programs.

The event is meant to provide a quality boxing show and at the same time attendees can learn about cancer and how to prevent it.

Today's activities will include live entertainment, the expected appearance of several well known athletes, including Mosley, Sugar Ray Leonard, Andre Ward and Mia St. John and a fight card with several professional fighters.

In addition, representatives from the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Los Angeles County affiliate and the American Cancer Society Los Angeles Region will be on hand.

Tickets to today's activities are $50 general admission and 100 for VIP tickets.

Tickets can be purchased at the door of Finish Line Sports Grill, 2201 N. White Ave.