The Beauty In Fighting An Ugly Disease | A Sneak Peek At The Fight To End Cancer 2018 Official Campaign

February 26, 2018
Filed Under: Event News, Press Releases, Top Stories

2018 Fight To End Cancer Co-Main Event Fighter, Dawn Millar, gets her hands wrapped by FTEC2018 assistant coach, TJ Mosher. The next time the 2018 fight team will be back at The Old Mill Toronto will be on June 2, 2018 for Fight Night! Photo Credit: Chris Small Photography

2018 Fight To End Cancer Co-Main Event Fighter, Dawn Millar, gets her hands wrapped by FTEC assistant coach TJ Mosher.  The next time the 2018 fight team will be back at The Old Mill Toronto, will be on June 2, 2018, for Fight Night. | Photo Credit: Chris Small Photography


The Beauty In Fighting An Ugly Disease
A Sneak Peek At The Fight To End Cancer 2018 Official Campaign

Article By: Allison Dellandrea, Chris Small


This year’s Fight To End Cancer (FTEC 2018) Fight Team had a 6:30 AM call 0n Sunday, February 25th, at the Old Mill in Toronto.  Our Fight Team received their own full superstar treatment, while Team Canada celebrated their success at the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.  A team of talented hair and makeup artists prepped our heroes for the Official 2018 Fight To End Cancer Promotional Campaign shoot.  The transformation from fighter to supermodel was completed by stunning formal wear provided by TIPTOP Tailors, now in its fifth year of partnership with FTEC.

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The Old Mill Toronto has been our official venue partners since 2013. With 16 function rooms and a private chapel and wedding garden, provide one of the largest and most flexible venues in Toronto, attracting a great number of weddings, social events and corporate functions all year round. | Photo Credit: Chris Small

2018 Fighter, Matt Seahra, gets interviewed in the Royal Oak Room inside the luxurious Old Mill. The Old Mill Toronto has been our official venue partner since 2013.  The Old Mill has 16 function rooms and a private chapel and wedding garden, providing one of the largest and most flexible venues in Toronto.  They attract a great number of weddings, social events and corporate functions all year round. | Photo Credit: Chris Small

Official FTEC Videographer, Arnold Caylakyan spent the day at The Old Mill Toronto with the Fight To End Cancer Fight Team. | Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit

Official FTEC Videographer, Arnold Caylakyan spent the day at The Old Mill Toronto with the Fight To End Cancer Fight Team. | Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit

This year’s shoot, conceptualized and shot by FTEC official photographer Spencer Wynn, can best be described as an homage to the masters.   A majestic staircase provided the backdrop for a sumptuous layered photo of all ten dazzling fighters, head coach/director Virgil Barrow and  FTEC Founder and visionary, Jennifer Huggins.

Today they were launched into the largely unfamiliar territory of photoshoots, media events and video diaries.  This, beyond the countless hours of training required of our Fight Team in the gym.  The atmosphere on set was buoyant as the camaraderie within the team infected everyone around them, despite the early morning start and paparazzi pressure.

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Photo Description: (left to right) Gavin Grant, Rick Dhillon, Rob Paniccia, Matt Seahra

Photo Description: The fight team started bright and early for the 2018 Official Campaign Photoshoot. (left to right) Gavin Grant, Rick Dhillon, Rob Paniccia and Matt Seahra are dressed to impress by Tip Top Tailors.

The Fight Team and production crew transitioned to Kingsway Boxing Club for a full afternoon of action shots.  They swapped their tuxedos and ballgowns for athletic gear provided by official Fight Team sponsor Kimurawear.  The Fight Team then got down to the business of showing off their personalities and their boxing skills, to the media team.

The results of the nearly 12 hour day are a collection of breathtaking photos and videos that will form the heart of the promotional material for the Fight To End Cancer Gala Fundraiser being held Saturday, June 2nd 2018, at the Old Mill Toronto in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

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The FTEC2018 fight team on set at Kingsway Boxing Club. The team is sponsored by Kimurawear, our official boxing equipment partner.

The FTEC2018 fight team on set at Kingsway Boxing Club. The team is sponsored by Kimurawear, our official boxing equipment partner. | Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit

2018 Official Entertainer, Scott Jackson on set with Virgil Barrow | Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit

2018 Official Entertainer, Scott Jackson on set with Virgil Barrow | Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit

The gym was on fire with electric violinist, Eugene Draw (Dr. Draw) on set. Dr. Draw will be our official entertainers on June 2, with Scott Jackson (professional beatboxer) and Jeff Cote (drummer). | Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit

The gym was on fire with electric violinist, Eugene Draw (Dr. Draw). Dr. Draw will be our official entertainers on June 2, with Scott Jackson (professional beatboxer) and Jeff Cote (drummer). | Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit

A huge thank you to all of the photographers, hair & make-up artists, assistance crew & FTEC’s Planning Committee for  all their hard work in executing such an inspiring and stunning campaign.

Official Campaign Photographer: Spencer Wynn | Photographer Assistant: Rebecca Freeman | Photographer Assistant: Alisia DeMelo
Campaign Photographer: Virgil Barrow Photography
Official FTEC Videographer: Arnold Caylacyan
Behind The Scenes: Vincent Dayrit | Chris Small
Hair and Makeup Artists: Monique Lewis | Monika Iskra | Tharshana Kailayapillai | Kenlyn Alexander
Shoot Location: The Old Mill, Toronto
Wardrobe By: TIP TOP Tailors | Kimurawear

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The Hair and Makeup Team (left to right): Monique, Kenlyn Alexander, T, Monika Iskra

The FTEC Hair and Makeup Team (left to right): Monique Lewis, Kenlyn Alexander, Tharshana Kailayapillai, Monika Iskra | Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn Photography

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MEET THE FTEC2018 FIGHT TEAM

Help the #FTEC2018 Fight Team reach their goal of $1 million dollars before their June 2nd Fight Night!  Use the link below to get to know the individual team members better and support them in their Fight To End Cancer!

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

Important Dates:
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 24, 2018 6pm – 8pm | Lavelle Rooftop Lounge Request Media Access
–> 2018 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 2, 2017 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

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