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Princess Margaret charity boxing event seeking fighters for 2014 gala in May!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 — TORONTO, ON – The clock is ticking with less than five months before the much-anticipated third annual Fight To End Cancer charity boxing gala (FTEC). The FTEC Fight Team will ascend into the ring on Saturday, May 31st, 2014, at the luxurious Old Mill in Toronto. Our 2014 fighters are beginning a journey into what will surely be one of the most important fights of their lives.
All of the fighters are training intensely in preparation for this important night. These corporate businessmen and women are fighting in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF); however, there are still a couple of fighters that are awaiting courageous opponents, who are brave enough to take them on in the ring! It’s time to ask yourself – do you have the heart to Fight To End Cancer?
Both fighters that are currently in need of opponents represent two companies that have been loyal supporters of FTEC since its inaugural event held in 2012. The ideal candidates for this challenge should be under the age of 40-years-old, male, with a weight range of 165-175 lbs.
We are seeking corporate competitors who are new to boxing or have very limited boxing/martial arts experience. Those who commit must possess the willingness and dedication to train vigorously for the next five months in preparation for stepping into the ring on fight night. All matches are Boxing Ontario sanctioned Olympic-style amateur boxing bouts. These bouts are the main showcase of an action packed evening of Las Vegas-style entertainment.
Our first unmatched fighter, Shane Lewis-Stirling, will be representing Caffe Demetre on the Kingsway. At our first year’s event, Andreas Tsagarelis, owner of the cafe, threw on the gloves without hesitation. He stepped into the ring after only five months of training and faced Kingsway Boxing Club’s Fight Team Captain, Virgil Barrow, a twelve-year veteran of boxing. Shane, manager of Caffe Demetre, will be the one lacing his boots and stepping into the ring this year. Will this end up being a grudge match between these two businesses again? Or, perhaps the start of a friendly-feud with someone new, representing another small business in the GTA?
The second fighter in need of competition, Brendhan Malone, will be representing Eagle Staffing Solutions. Kevin Dee, CEO and president of Eagle, climbed through the ropes of another charity boxing gala in Ottawa three years ago. Eagle has been a tremendous supporter of FTEC since day one and this year will see, for the first time, a representative from the company stepping into the ring of FTEC. Is there a white-collar, “Bay street” gentleman looking to perhaps, “take one for the team”, for a good cause, and step into the ring against Brendhan?
For those interested in literally fighting to end cancer – please contact us at or call 416-234-0075. We are also booking, well in advance, for our 2015 Fight Team. If your stats don’t match up with the request, you are still welcome to get fighting! For more information please visit:


Media Inquiries:
David Kelly, Public Relations Director

Interview Opportunities:
Interview Opportunities at boxing gym location or, via phone, email, Twitter, Facebook with:
Jennifer Huggins (Executive Director and founder, Fight To End Cancer)
Virgil Barrow (Fight Team coach and captain, Kingsway Boxing Club)
FTEC 2014 Fight Team participants (contacts available upon request)
Photos available upon request and at

About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer organization hosts an annual black-tie fundraiser. We have chosen to partner with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation due to their direct support within the community. Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of the local community and business owners. Let’s make a difference now in the fight to end cancer for a long and successful future for everyone. Join us for the much-anticipated third annual Fight To End Cancer fundraiser – Saturday, May 31st, 2014. Fight To End Cancer is a gala, which hosts an elegant gourmet dinner, various entertainers, along with Olympic style boxing, including local business leaders and celebrity bouts. This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Toronto.
About Princess Margaret Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, have achieved an international reputation as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Princess Margaret Hospital is a member of University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. All are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. More information about UHN can be found at
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at
About The Kingsway Boxing Club
Kingsway Boxing is Toronto’s leader in boxing training for fitness, competition and stress relief. Sanctioned by Boxing Ontario, we run competitive and recreational Olympic Boxing programs. We pride ourselves on helping our clients achieve their personal fitness goals by utilizing the best coaching methods, fitness and boxing classes, facilities and training programs.
We are proudly teaming up with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to help Fight To End Cancer. It is such an honor to fight for such a great cause!