Tipping The Scales... The Final 'Stare Down' | Media Day Weigh Ins - Fight To End Cancer 2017

May 20, 2017
Filed Under: NEWS & MEDIA


Photo By: Rebecca Freeman Photography | Fight To End Cancer 2017 Co-Main Event fighters, Kim Hamill (left) faces off against Allison Dellandrea one final time before the May 27th fight night!

Photo By: Rebecca Freeman Photography | Fight To End Cancer 2017 Co-Main Event fighters, Kim Hamill (left) faces off against Allison Dellandrea one final time before the May 27th fight night!


Tipping The Scales… The Final ‘Stare Down’
FTEC2017 Media Day Weigh Ins

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Jennifer Huggins
Executive Director
Phone: +1.416.666.9314
Email address: jennifer@fighttoendcancer.com

Media Access Accreditation:
–> 2017 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. May 27, 2017 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

Support The FTEC2017 Fight Team:
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The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) Media Weigh Ins were Thursday night and the event was a HUGE success!  This year saw a record turnout, which took place at Lavelle Rooftop Lounge.  The panoramic views of the city, combined with the breezy summer weather, set the scene for an unforgettable evening!  Guests enjoyed complementary OTM Vineyards wine donated by Old Mill Toronto and beer from our official partners at Steam Whistle.  Chef Romain Avril generously donated delicious sliders to the over 400 guests of the Media Event.

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Photo By: Vincent Dayrit Photography | The 2017 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team enjoyed the beautiful view of Toronto from the rooftop of Lavelle Lounge. This was the last opportunity for the media to access the entire team before fight night on May 27th at The Old Mill Toronto.

Photo By: Vincent Dayrit Photography | Dressed to impress by Tip Top Tailors, the 2017 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team were brought together one final time at the Lavelle Rooftop Lounge in Toronto. This was the last opportunity for the media to access the entire team before fight night on May 27th at The Old Mill Toronto.

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Photo by: Spencer Wynn Photography |  Lavelle provided a rooftop experience unlike any other in Toronto’s exclusive King West neighbourhood. Lavelle sits 16 stories above the commotion of the city and this luxurious, 16,000 square foot space, hosted the Fight To End Cancer’s Official Media Day Weigh-ins on Thursday May 18, 2017

Photo by Laura P Photography: Old Mill Toronto came out to support the team by donating wine for the guests to enjoy at media day. In addition to providing the venue for our annual gala, Old Mill Toronto became our official partners, stepping into the ring as the boxer sponsor for Michael ‘The Magic’ Sinanan.

Photo by Laura Polischuik Photography: Old Mill Toronto came out to support the team by donating wine for the guests to enjoy at media day. In addition to providing the venue for our annual gala, Old Mill Toronto became our official partners, stepping into the ring as the boxer sponsor for Michael ‘The Magic’ Sinanan.

The presence of FTEC Founder and Executive Director, Jennifer Huggins, who has had to miss the past few years due to officiating obligations, made the night extra special.  Jennifer, and her partner in crime and FTEC Head Coach and Director Virgil Barrow, along with their incredible crew of staff and volunteers, set the stage.  Media, sponsors, family and friends attended the event to celebrate the true heroes, the FTEC2017 fighters.

Notable media appearances were made by Global News anchor and FTEC 2017 gala host Angie Seth, Sirius XM radio host Todd Shapiro and many others.  Canadian Pop Sensation Karl Wolf, who will be performing at this year’s Gala on Saturday May 27th, at the Old Mill Toronto, also attended.  A generous, on the spot donation of $1500.00, from Toronto Guardian‘s Joel Levy, tilted the scales toward the 2017 goal of $200,000.00.

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Photo by: Vincent Dayrit Photography | Longtime FTEC supporter, Sirius XM radio host Todd Shapiro stopped by to share a few words about what the Fight To End Cancer means to him.

Karl Wolf (right) and Fight To End Cancer Founder Jennifer Huggins. Karl will performing at the 2017 Gala at Old Mill Toronto. Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman Photography

Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman Photography | Karl Wolf (right) and Fight To End Cancer Founder Jennifer Huggins. Karl will performing at the 2017 Gala at Old Mill Toronto.

Photo by: Rebecca Freeman Photography | (left to right: Barry Pletch, Jennifer Huggins, Angie Seth) Barry and Angie will be working the crowd at the much anticipated Fight To End Cancer 2017 Gala on May 27 at the Old Mill Toronto.

Photo by: Rebecca Freeman Photography | (left to right: Barry Pletch, Jennifer Huggins, Angie Seth) Barry and Angie will be working the crowd at the much anticipated Fight To End Cancer 2017 Gala on May 27 at the Old Mill Toronto.

Special thanks go out to this year’s presenting sponsors, Landscape Plus and Combustion, for their ongoing support.  Their commitment, along with our incredible FTEC sponsors and family, have helped the event grow year after year.  We have raised over $600,000.00 to date for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  Our Live Auction Partner, Raffi Jewellersalso joined us this year.  Their generous live auction donation of a prestigious Hublot watch is sure to draw out the cheque books on fight night.

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Photo by: Vincent Dayrit Photography | Vahe, Jessica, Maria and Peter of Raffi Jewellers

Photo by: Vincent Dayrit Photography | Vahe, Jessica, Mary and Peter Garabetian of Raffi Jewellers – Fight To End Cancer Official Live Auction Partners

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Photo by: Vincent Dayrit Photography | This generous live auction donation from Raffi Jewellers of a prestigious Hublot watch is sure to draw out the cheque books on fight night.

The real stars of the evening were the FTEC 2017 fighters, as always!  There are only days to go until they step inside the ring and this event gave them the chance to have a little fun with each other, before facing off and exchanging punches.  Alison Dellandrea and Kim Hamill, the event’s co-main event, drew gasps of admiration as they took their shirts off to reveal what 8 months in the boxing gym can do for your physique!  All “jabs” aside, it was very evident that these ten men and women have developed quite the familial bond, one that will no doubt carry on long after their 3 rounds are done.

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Photo by: Vincent Dayrit Photography | Main Event Fighters Mark Benoit and Randy Woods amuse the crowd as they face-off on media day!

Photo by: Vincent Dayrit Photography | Main Event Fighters Mark Benoit and Randy Woods amuse the crowd as they face-off on media day!

Photo by: Blair Woodward | Lance Itkoff, President of Grafton-Fraser Inc. gets interview about what the Fight To End Cancer means to him personally. Thanks to Lance and team, the first FTEC national campaign was launched through Tip Top Tailors. Though the sales of the exclusive FTEC tie clip across Canada is set to raise an additional $60,000.00 in direct donations.

Photo by: Blair Woodward | Lance Itkoff, President of Grafton-Fraser Inc. getting interview about what the Fight To End Cancer means to him personally. Thanks to Lance and his team, the first FTEC national campaign was launched through Tip Top Tailors. Though the sales of the exclusive FTEC tie clip across Tip Top Tailors stores in Canada, Fight To End Cancer is set to raise an additional $60,000.00 in direct donations.

Photo by: Blair Woodward | Jim Mosher of Landscape Plus Ltd. became the presenting partner of the Fight To End Cancer in 2016. Jim and his family have been part of the FTEC family since the very beginning.

Photo by: Blair Woodward | Jim Mosher of Landscape Plus Ltd. became the presenting partner of the Fight To End Cancer in 2015. Jim and his family have been part of the FTEC family since the very beginning.

Photo By: Rebecca Freeman | Leslie Ehm, president of Combustion, fought in 2015 and continued her support in the years following. Combustion stepped their support up even higher as Co-Presenting Partner for the Fight To End Cancer 2017.

Photo By: Rebecca Freeman | Leslie Ehm, president of Combustion. After Leslie fought in 2015, Combustion progressively increased their support and are now Co-Presenting Partner for the Fight To End Cancer 2017.

View FTEC2017 Media Day Photo Album

The entire FTEC family would like to send out a special thank you to the Lavelle team, to all those who came out to support and who continue to support us year after year.  It is because of people like you that beating cancer is possible!

No matter what… Defeat Is NOT An Option!

The 2017 gala is sold out so get in on the excitement at the 2017 Fight to End Cancer’s Official Live Viewing Event!  See full coverage of the FTEC fights and gala while enjoying a more casual evening in the heart of the city, live at The Brazen Head Irish Pub.  More Info or Buy Tickets Now

Photo By: Laura Polischuik | The 2017 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team enjoyed the beautiful view of Toronto from the rooftop of Lavelle Lounge. This was the last opportunity for the media to access the entire team before fight night on May 27th at The Old Mill Toronto.

Photo By: Laura Polischuik | The 2017 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team enjoyed the beautiful view of Toronto from the rooftop of Lavelle Lounge. This was the last opportunity for the media to access the entire team before fight night on May 27th at The Old Mill Toronto.

Photo By Rebecca Freeman Photography | Kevin Dee of Eagle Professional Resources has been supporting Fight To End Cancer since its inaugural year in 2012. This year they will be stepping into the ring in bout number one in a battle between their own Brandon 'Payday' Glynn versus Will 'The Thrill' Iafano.

Photo By Rebecca Freeman Photography | Kevin Dee of Eagle Professional Resources has been supporting Fight To End Cancer since its inaugural year in 2012. In 2014, Brendhan ‘Mayday’ Malone stepped into the ring to represent the company. This year Eagle will be stepping back into the ring for bout number one in a battle between their own, Brandon ‘Payday’ Glynn versus Will ‘The Thrill’ Iafano.


MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Jennifer Huggins
Executive Director
Phone: +1.416.666.9314
Email address: jennifer@fighttoendcancer.com

Media Access Accreditation:
–> 2017 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. May 27, 2017 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access


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