Ceilagh MacDonald

August 7, 2018
Filed Under: 2019 Fighters, Bout 2

On June 1, 2019, I will step into the ring for the first time at the 8th annual Fight to End Cancer, in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Like many of you, cancer has touched my life in many ways. My grandmother successfully battled breast cancer, while my grandfather unfortunately lost his fight with melanoma. My husband fights cancer every day as a researcher and I can attest to the countless hours that researchers spend trying to answer the most difficult questions. These are the people that I will be fighting for on June 1st.

The question that patients and researchers alike struggle with is “why”, but they show up every day to face the same fight again, celebrating every success they encounter and persevering through the challenges. I’m honoured to be even a small part of this battle with my own literal fight on June 1st. Princess Margaret Hospital is one of the top 5 cancer research centers in the world and it’s support from events like this that help their researchers to continue the fight to Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime! Every dollar we raise at the Fight to End Cancer will go towards the researchers at PMH achieving this goal.

The next 7 months of my training are going to be both exciting and challenging, and it will be worth all the hard work to kick (or more appropriately, punch) cancer’s butt! Thank you so much for your support!