Deren Hasip

August 7, 2018
Filed Under: Bout 3, Fighters

I am sorry to say that I’ve encountered cancer way too many times in my life. Fortunate that it hasn’t effected me personally, but unfortunate that it’s effected loved ones around me. Proud of my daughter Selen who beat Leukemia and father Turkay who defeated lung cancer and is now doing well with his fight against prostate cancer. Having said which, not all of my loved ones were so fortunate. Despite their brave efforts my god-daughter Kayden lost her battle to neuroblastoma at the age of 9 and my cousin Lynda was taken by cervical cancer at the age of 29. Having carried both on my shoulders to their final resting place, I owe it to these two wonderful souls to try and make a difference.

For these reasons, I’ve decided to take my fight to the ring and am participating in the 8th annual Fight To End Cancer in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. A truly unique and life changing experience, I will commit to a 7 month training regimen which will conclude in a boxing match set to take place June 1st of 2019. I am raising research dollars with the vision of reaching a goal we all share – To Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime!

Please sponsor me and support my hard work, but more importantly, make a difference in cancer research that will help people here locally as well as many others globally. There is strength in numbers and we can all do our part in this fight!

The Princess Margaret is one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world – when we train scientists and researchers at The Princess Margaret, they share and train colleagues all over the world.

With your help, I hope to reach my fundraising goal and make a difference.

Thank you so much for your support!