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2019 FightersMain Event

Josh Hillinger

By August 7, 2018January 6th, 2022No Comments

Cancer, this is a disease that will one day affect every single person on this planet. It may not affect everyone directly, but certainly indirectly. I was only 6 years old when my best friend’s father lost his life to brain cancer. At the time I had no idea what this thing called cancer was. I am now 36 years old and have witnessed numerous losses in my life to cancer.
I never had the great honour of meeting my father-in-law, Adam. In 2007 he lost his life to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he was only 52. No wife or daughter should ever have to endure such a tremendous loss. His memory has lived on in his beautiful wife and two incredible daughters. It’s through their memories and stories shared around the dinner table that has given me the great pride to feel like I know the type of father Adam was to my beautiful wife.
For these reasons, I’ve decided to take my fight to the ring and I 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!
Your contributions to my goal is greatly appreciated. Just by visiting this page tells that you have a connection to the cause we are all fighting for. Please support my journey and my fellow #FTEC fighters as we all step into the ring on June 1st, to fight the fight to end cancer in our lifetime.
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!