FINDING LOVE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER
A Valentine’s Day Love Story Featuring 2015 FTEC Fighters Robert Doherty and Paige Cunningham
Article By: Erica McMaster, PR Director
Tuesday February 14, 2017
This Valentines Day, we are giving you an insiders peak at how the romance between FTEC 2015 fighters, Paige Cunningham and Robert Doherty, began. Dishing out 3 punch combos may not seem like an obvious way to gain one’s affection, but the relationship that developed between these two, proves that the couple who plays together stays together. It also shows that laughter (and the ability to bring it on) is really one of life’s greatest gifts. The following is a little V-day Q&A with Paige and Robert. It’s amazing to see good things bringing good people together.
FIRST THOUGHTS OF EACH OTHER?
PAIGE: Robert was a late comer to the fight team and I knew the coaches were seeking a new member. I was at work and heard the news that this Robert Doherty character joined the team, so my first look at him was on his personal fundraising page and I thought his picture was a little weird. He then talked to me a bit at the gym and well, lets just say his charm hadn’t hit me yet…
ROBERT: I thought Paige was mean. She didn’t laugh at any of my jokes. Maybe because they were mostly about her, I was really awkward.
WHEN DID YOU KNOW THIS WAS SOMETHING?
PAIGE: It was the day of the photo shoot! You see your teammates at the gym all the time but this day was a time when we’re all together, hanging around in between shoots and really getting to know one another. Robert and I were seated next to each other in the team photo at the table where Robert held a real baguette in his fist over my head. I “joked” about being annoyed that the crumbs were getting in my hair and his answers made me laugh every time. When I left that evening I said to my friend “I’m going to marry that guy.”
ROBERT: I remember being on a run after one of the training sessions with Paige and I made her laugh so hard she had to stop running, it was the best feeling in the world.
WHEN DID THE DATING START?
PAIGE: The entire training process seemed like a long date. I trained a lot when I was gearing up for the fight but even more so because I wanted to be at the gym whenever I knew Robert would be there. We also met up downtown and went for runs together and always made time for post-workout meals. I totally thought that I was playing it cool but apparently everyone knew there was something there the entire time. The night of the fight was the real turning point when Robert finally confessed his liking for me.
ROBERT: Shortly after the fight. Once the training was over it was weird not to see her every day, so we started going on official dates after that.
BEST QUALITY ABOUT THE OTHER PERSON?
PAIGE: I have never laughed more with anyone in my entire life.
ROBERT: She is completely genuine all the time.
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
PAIGE: We live together and we’re in love! Duh.
ROBERT: I’m in BC on a ski trip, I don’t know where she is right now. Probably work.
Paige and Robert have put countless hours and hard work into the Fight To End Cancer. We couldn’t be more grateful to have them on the team as they are such an important part of our FTEC Family! We are always looking for more people ready to take on the fight and if you’re interested please Contact Us and Join The Fight! Together we can end cancer once and for all!
DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION!