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Thursday June 4, 2015 -TORONTO, ON – The 4th Annual Fight To End Cancer‘s (FTEC) black tie gala was the biggest and most successful year ever! The sold out event hosted at the historic Old Mill Inn, in Toronto’s west end, brought together some of the city’s top executives and influencers, who cheered on our 2015 Fight Team. These 10 brave, men and women with no previous boxing experience, stepped into the ring to literally fight to end cancer – all in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. One of the most exciting bouts of the night was showcased by Erica McMaster who faced Paige Cunningham (our first-ever fighter who works directly for the Hospital’s Foundation).

Mark Muia (red trunks) versus Robert Doherty (black trunks) – Opening fight of the night, showcased boxing skills that even ‘wowed’ the judges.
Over 600 guests packed into the Old Mill Inn filling the venue with energy that could be felt across Toronto.
Sean Donovan, FTEC2015 Main Event Champ, sharing the belt with his opponent, Jason Brydges – Donovan broke records this year by raising over $40,000.00 individually for the Fight To End Cancer.
Jennifer Huggins, Founder of the Fight To End Cancer with Paul Alofs, CEO and President of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, celebrating the passion they both share in with their mission of Ending Cancer In Our Lifetime.



Five sanctioned Olympic-Style Boxing matches (three male bouts, two female bouts) were the perfect celebration for the commitment and hard work of the 2015 fighters. After six months of intense training and fundraising; all 10 fighters are true champions. An astounding $120,000.00 was raised within their personal networks. Coupled with the night’s additional fundraising efforts at the gala, over $165,000.00 will be directly donated to the Princess Margaret in 2015! 

After four incredible years of fundraising efforts, the Fight To End Cancer has now successfully raised nearly $400,000.00 in direct donations to the hospital’s foundation, since its inception.

The opportunity to donate to our 2015 fighters has not passed yet! There is still time for you to make a last-minute donation to your favourite fighter, as we will be collecting donations for 2015’s event up until Friday, June 12th

Fight To End Cancer‘s Executive Director & Founder, Jennifer Huggins, is beyond proud of the hard work and dedication that each member has shown of both the Fight Team and Planning Committee, in making 2015’s event an unbelievable success. In her own words:

“The feeling on Saturday was surreal. I wish I could bottle the energy, passion and ultimate ‘togetherness’ that could be felt. It connected every fighter, guest, staff and volunteer in the room – over 700 people, all fighting for the same cause. We have all outdone ourselves this year, yet we feel nothing but inspired to do even more. We are unstoppable. Together, we will End Cancer in Our Lifetime – Defeat Is Not An Option!


With next year’s event date set for Saturday June 4, 2016; there is already an incredibly strong amount of interest from corporate executives looking to join our 2016 Fight Team. With companies approaching us to come on board as sponsors for next year and beyond; it appears as though Fight To End Cancer will be gearing up for even greater future success!  No one is alone in the battle against cancer and we want to spread this message worldwide. We can all take part in the Fight To End Cancer! 


The entire FTEC2015 Fight Team, centre ring, for a team celebration of a job well done – a perfect finale for a successful event by all.




Gala photos available upon request and at

Interview Opportunities:

Interview Opportunities in studio, at boxing gym location or, via phone, email, Twitter, Facebook with:

  • FTEC 2015 Fight Team participants (contacts available upon request)
  • Jennifer Huggins (Executive Director & Founder, Fight To End Cancer)
  • Virgil Barrow (FTEC Fight Team Captain, Kingsway Boxing Club)
  • Paul Alofs (President | CEO, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation)
  • Kelly Dickinson (Special Event Manager,The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation)

About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer Gala is an annual black tie fundraiser founded in 2011 by Jennifer Huggins. 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. This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Toronto.

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  

You are not in this alone! This is how Kingsway Boxing feels about the battle against cancer.  The Fight To End Cancer Fight Team proves to those who are fighting, have fought or have been in some way affected by cancer, that they are not fighting alone!

We are proudly working with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation to help Fight To End Cancer. It is an honor to be fighting for such a worthy cause!