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The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) 8th Annual Fight To End Cancer Charity Gala, benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, is a Black Tie, exclusive, must attend event, hosted at The Historic Old Mill Toronto, on Saturday June 1, 2019. 
The FTEC2019 Fight Team, in concert with our presenting partners Landscape Plus Ltd. and Grafton Apparel Ltd., are working to make FTEC history by taking the total funds raised to $2 million dollars.  Be a part of history and Join The Fight!  View Full Press Release

Let’s Take A Moment To See All The Matchups For FTEC2019…

Bout 1 – Sponsored By: RG Speed Control Devices

Fight To End Cancer 2019 (FTEC2019) will kickoff with a fight sponsored by RG Speed Control Devices featuring two professional, highly skilled salesmen in a bout being dubbed “Closing Time”.  Apparently second prize in this contest doesn’t get you a set of steak knives, it means you’re fired!
Rick ‘The Natural’ Denley, also sponsored by RG Speed Control Devices, spends his days advising others so they can become better versions of themselves.  ‘The Natural’ doesn’t want to give away too much, but let’s just say that his guidance to his opponent will include “letting their guard down”.
Fedele ‘The Archangel’ Rossi, sponsored by Old Mill Toronto, is not a guy that takes “no” for an answer.  After several years trying out for the FTEC, ‘The Archangel’ finally got the nod for FTEC2019 and guarantees that he will take full advantage of the opportunity, delivering “winged fury” in the ring.

Bout 2 – Sponsored By: Combustion

Our second bout of FTEC2019, sponsored by Combustion, features two of our female fighters.  By all accounts, these two have become great friends through FTEC 2019.  You know what they say; familiarity can breed contempt.
‘Sweet-T’ Talia, sponsored by Wolfepoint Consulting, is the poet laureate of FTEC2019.  Replacing words with jabs and crosses, ‘Sweet T’ plans on authoring a beautiful sonnet on fight night, causing her opponent to swoon early in the third round.
Ceilagh ‘Fury’ MacDonald, sponsored by Eagle Professional Resources, is the self-proclaimed Queen of Christmas.  Known to sing carols in May, ‘Fury’ is planning on giving her opponent a steady stream of gifts on fight night, each one wrapped in a boxing glove and delivered by hand.

Bout 3 – Sponsored By: Grafton Apparel

The third fight of FTEC2019 , sponsored by Grafton Apparel, is a study in contrasting fighters.  The long limbed, punishing fighter versus the compact powerhouse that doggedly moves forward.
Deren ‘Rampage’ Hasip, sponsored by RV Law, has five children and clearly understands what it takes to not only survive, but flourish, in a chaotic environment.  ‘Rampage’ will be relying on his perseverance, speed and determination, to take this battle to the inside and come away with the win.
Paul ‘Centurion – Officer Of The Roman Army’ Agapito, sponsored by York Marble, has the longest fighter nickname in the history of the sport.  Apparently the FTEC ring announcer is already putting in road work in preparation for fight night.  This vocal patriot is looking forward to showering his opponent with a seemingly unending supply of aggressive hospitality on fight night.
This promises to be an interesting tilt with both fighters determined to showcase their particular skills and physical attributes.

Co-Main Event | Bout 4 – Sponsored By: Eagle Professional Resources

The co-main event, sponsored by Eagle Professional Resources, brings together our second set of female fighters on the FTEC2019 Fight Team.  These two fighters have a long history that pre-dates FTEC, and rumour has it, there might be some long-standing grudges in play.
Renata ‘Relentless’ Reynolds, sponsored by Avison Young, is a world-famous paint-by-number genius, reportedly being sought after by several galleries.  A former fitness competitor, ‘Relentless’ is working hard to incorporate a straddle hold into her growing arsenal of defensive skills.
Lisa ‘Lights Out’ Ventura, sponsored by City Alliance Real Estate, has started a petition to have high-heels allowed into the ring.  A former nationally ranked fencer and current yogi, ‘Lights Out’ plans to get right to “the point” on fight night and introduce her opponent to the savasana pose.
This promises to be a spirited affair as both fighters are tremendous athletes and great competitors.

Main Event | Bout 5 – Sponsored By: Landscape Plus

Finally… The FTEC2019 main event is brought to you by Landscape Plus Ltd. and has been nicknamed “Battle of the Flows”.  The winner will be given an added incentive, a bottle of leave-in conditioner, in addition to the championship belt.
George ‘The Cleaner’ Boutsalis sponsored by Impact Cleaning Services, is a one-man musical machine.  Whether it’s spinning vinyl or playing drums, George promises to keep a 4/4 meter with his jab come fight night.  George says he is available for weddings or birthday parties.
Josh ‘The Humble Hammer’ Hillinger sponsored by Steam Whistle Brewing, is a fighter with professionally trained quick feet.  A former professional tap dancer, Josh expects his opponent to be swinging at air, as he dances around the ring landing punches as he goes.
This fight promises to be a thing of beauty with flowing hair, intricate choreography and a beat that just can’t be ignored!

Important Dates:
–> Steam Whistle FTEC Gallery: Tues. May 7, 2019 7pm – 11pm | Request Media Access
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 23, 2019 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2019 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 1, 2019 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

Public Relations Team, Fight To End Cancer
Donations to our 2018 Fight Team can be made at: Photos available upon request.
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About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is a year round initiative carried out by ambassadors, sponsors and volunteers worldwide.  Over $1,000,000 has been donated to date since our inaugural year in 2012.  Funds raised by FTEC are donated directly to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  Each year we celebrate the incredible hard work and dedication of our FTEC family with a black-tie charity boxing gala.  This gala showcases ten men and women who represent our Official Fight Team.  Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of the local community and business owners.  Let’s make a difference now in the fight to end cancer for a long and successful future for everyone.  This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Toronto.
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, which 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

Let’s Take A Moment To Meet This Years Incredible Heroes…

Scroll Down To Meet The 2019 Fight Team

Help the #FTEC2019 Fight Team reach their goal of $2 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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Paul Agapito | View Full Bio
As a marketing professional, Paul Agapito has an incredible ability to highlight the positive attributes for a wide range of products and services.  But there is nothing positive about cancer, so he has decided to let his fists and his heart take the lead as a member of the FTEC2019 fight team.  This “spin doctor” will be raising funds to support the doctors and researches working hard to end cancer in our lifetime.
Deren Hasip | View Full Bio
Deren Hasip is all too familiar with the impacts cancer has on a family having watched his daughter and father take on their own fights.  At work Deren coaches others to help them achieve their goals.  As a member of the FTEC2019 fight team, the coach will become the student as he and his teammates submit themselves to 6 months of intense training.  Keep those hands up!

Ceilagh MacDonald | View Full Bio
Ceilagh MacDonald works with clients every day who are struggling to come back from injury.  She sees first hand how hard they try, the good days and the not so good days.  She has seen this same fight in family and friends who have faced a cancer diagnosis.  Not one to step back from a challenge, FTEC2019 provides Ceilagh with the opportunity to punch cancer in the face and show what she’s made of.
Talia | View Full Bio
As an Immigration & refugee lawyer, Talia is used to taking on tough challenges, but as an FTEC2019 fighter she’s taking on the biggest one yet.  Not one to take her health for granted, Talia is stepping into the ring to use her good fortune to help raise funds to support the vital research of the doctors, chemists, and volunteers of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Josh Hillinger | View Full Bio
Josh Hillinger is the most recent member of fighters coming from Steam Whistle Brewing.  Like all of us, he has been directly touched by cancer, seeing his grandmother, father and father-in-law fight for their lives.  Not one to stand on the sidelines, Josh has joined the Fight to End Cancer as a member of the FTEC2019 fight team and promises to “provide the best guest experience” to his opponent.
George Boutsalis | View Full Bio
As a perennial fundraiser George Boutsalis has focused his efforts on raising funds for cancer and Alzheimer’s research, both of which have affected his family.  As a professional, George spends his days generating new opportunities and expanding his markets, but keeps his feet firmly entrenched his community. As a member of the FTEC2019 fight team, his community has grown leaps and bounds with one common goal; ending cancer in our lifetime.

Renata Reynolds | View Full Bio
Renata Reynolds is committed to the success of her clients, helping them build winning sales teams and strategies that result in real success.  She is also committed to taking a punch in the face to move one step closer to finding a cure for cancer.  Good news Renata, your opponent is committed to helping you with that challenge.
Lisa Ventura | View Full Bio
As a CEO, Lisa Ventura is responsible for all aspects of her company; definitely a person comfortable being in charge, getting things done and making stuff happen.  Lisa is not comfortable feeling helpless, like she has when friends and loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer.  True to form, she has decided to do something about it by becoming a member of the FTEC 2019 fight team, raising funds and awareness on behalf of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Fedele Rossi | View Full Bio
When Fedele Rossi’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, he and his family went into a state of shock.  Escorting his mother to all of her treatments exposed Fedele to the roller coaster of emotions experienced not only by his family, but by many others.  He used his anger and frustration as a motivator to first get in great physical condition and now to become a member of the FTEC2019 fight team.  He knows, as we all do, that Defeat is not an Option.
Richard Denley | View Full Bio
Through his business, Richard Denley spends his days motivating individuals to become better leaders.  As an FTEC2019 fighter he will put those motivation skills to good use raising funds and awareness for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  His motivation for becoming an FTEC2019 fighter…ending cancer in our lifetime.

Important Dates:
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 23, 2019 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2019 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 1, 2019 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access