FTEC2018 ROCKS YORKVILLE... At The Official Media Day Weigh Ins

May 25, 2018
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FTEC2018 ROCKS YORKVILLE
At The Official Media Day Weigh Ins

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MEDIA INQUIRIES:

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

Media Access Accreditation:
–> 2018 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 2, 2018 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access | View Official Press Release


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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 the prestigious Kasa Moto in the heart of Yorkville.  The epic rooftop patio, combined with the breezy summer weather, set the scene for an unforgettable evening!  Guests enjoyed complementary OMT Vineyards wine donated by Old Mill Toronto and beer from our official partners at Steam Whistle.   The Kasa Moto kitchen prepared an incredible selection of Japanese cuisine to the over 400 guests of the Media Event.

FTEC Founder and Executive Director, Jennifer Huggins, 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 fighters.

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The 2018 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team spend one last night together before fight night on June 2. [Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit]

Fight to End Cancer 2018 team took over the the prestigious Kasa Moto in Yorkville at the Media Day Weigh Ins

Notable media appearances were made by Global News anchor and FTEC 2018 gala co-host Angie Seth, CTV W5 host and FTEC 2018 co-host Kevin Newman, and many others.  Former Canadian heavyweight champion and star of TV’s Big Brother Canada, Dillon “Big Country” Carman was also on-hand, coaching the fighters on some pro-level trash talk.  The event was a great appetizer in advance of the main course, the FTEC2018 Gala being held at the Old Mill Toronto on Saturday June 2nd.

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Former Canadian heavyweight champion and star of TV’s Big Brother Canada, Dillon “Big Country” Carman, weighed in at the Fight To End Cancer Media Day, alongside 2015 Fight To End Cancer fighter Mitch Krystantos.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman Photography (left to right: Mitch Krystantos, Marty Kroft and Dillon Carman)

Matt Seahra (left) and Tyler Smith (right) Face-off at the Official Media Day Weigh-ins

Special thanks go out to this year’s presenting sponsors, Landscape Plus and Combustion Training, 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 $870,000.00 to date for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  Our Live Auction Partner, Humbertown Jewellers  also joined us this year.  Their generous live auction donation of a prestigious Omega watch is sure to draw out the cheque books on fight night.

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Jim Mosher, president of Landscape Plus Ltd. has helped Fight To End Cancer to grow to new heights through his commitment to the cause and the support of his entire team. [Photo Credit: Blair Woodward]

Combustion Training President, Leslie Ehm (centre) with her Husband Russ Frame (2nd from right), along with her incredible team, put up their fists year-round in support of the Fight To End Cancer. [Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman]

The Omega Constellation, valued at over $22,000.00, was donated by FTEC official partners, Humbertown Jewellers. For the first time ever, Fight To End Cancer is holding an online auction open to the public.
Place bids at fighttoendcancer.com

Owner of Humbertown Jewellers, Ferit Tecimer, puts up his fists with Jennifer in the Fight To End Cancer. [Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit]

The real stars of the evening were the FTEC 2018 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.  The crowd was treated to a MARVELous surprise when Comic book hero Deadpool showed up in support of Alison “No Bull” Turnbull who is in the co-main event with Dawn “Wonder Woman” Millar.  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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Matt Seahra weighs in at 230 lbs before his fight on June 2. [Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit]

 

Deadpool was busy making his rounds. He dropped in with 2018 Fighter, Heather MacDonald and her family after her weigh-in.

The entire FTEC family would like to send out a special thank you to the Kasa Moto team and 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 2018 gala is sold out so get in on the excitement at the 2018 Fight to End Cancer’s Official Live Viewing Event!  See full coverage of the FTEC fights and gala from the comfort of your home through the Pay-Per-View streaming of FTEC2018.  More Info or Buy Tickets Now


Important Dates:
–> 2018 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 2, 2018 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access


MEET THE FTEC2018 FIGHT TEAM

Help the #FTEC2018 Fight Team reach their goal of $1 million dollars before Fight Night! Use the link below to get to know the individual team members better and support them in their Fight To End Cancer! Defeat Is NOT An Option


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About The Fight To End Cancer

The Fight To End Cancer is an annual black tie fundraiser founded in 2011. 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 business leaders and the local community. Join us for the highly anticipated 7th Annual Fight To End Cancer Gala – Saturday June 2, 2018. www.fighttoendcancer.com

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. This 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 www.thepmcf.ca

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