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[POST EVENT RELEASE] Getting Your MINDSET On FTEC2019 … At The Official Media Day Weigh Ins

By May 24, 2019January 6th, 2022No Comments

[POST EVENT RELEASE] Getting Your MINDSET On FTEC2019 … At The Official Media Day Weigh Ins

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Jennifer Huggins
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The 2019 Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) Media Weigh-Ins were yet again a HUGE success!  The event was held on Thursday May 23rd, 2019 at the MINDSET Brain Gym in the heart of Yorkville, where hundreds of guests were introduced to this incredible space.  The flagship studio and art gallery provided a funky backdrop for this years event.  The night was unforgettable, with a Tequila Tromba signature cocktail, beer from our official partners at Steam Whistle, a fantastic selection of plant based food from the Planta kitchens and an incredible afterparty hosted by our Kasa Moto family!
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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Jim Mosher, President of Landscape Plus Ltd, shared a few words about what the Fight To End Cancer means to him personally.  Landscape Plus Ltd. has been a presenting partner since the inception of Fight To End Cancer.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman.

Lance Itkoff (President) and Luigi Spinosa (Vice President Merchandising) of Grafton Apparel, are heavy weight players in the Fight To End Cancer. Presenting partners and national ambassadors, the Grafton family have raised over $300,000 in direct support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman

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Notable media appearances were made by CTV News Channel anchor and FTEC2019 gala host Angie Seth and many others.  Former Canadian heavyweight champion and star of TV’s Big Brother CanadaDillon “Big Country” Carman and Andrew Miller were also on-hand, giving the fighters some tips on pro-level trash talk.  The event was a great appetizer in advance of the main course, the FTEC2019 Gala, being held at the Old Mill Toronto on Saturday June 1st.
Special thanks go out to this years presenting sponsors, Landscape Plus and Grafton Apparel, 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 $1.2 million dollars 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 the prestigious Ladymatic Omega watch is sure to draw out the cheque books on fight night.
The real stars of the evening were the FTEC2019 fighters, as always!  They have a little over a week until they step into the ring so the weigh-in event gave them the chance to have a little fun with each other, burn off a little nervous energy and get out of the gym. The crowd was treated to some impromptu pose-offs, some sharp-witted trash talk and some seriously good hair.  All kidding aside, it is obvious that this group of fighters have developed some genuine connections that will undoubtedly carry on long after they step out of the ring.
The entire FTEC family would like to send out a special thank you to the MINDSET team for being incredible hosts, to the team at Kasa Moto for keeping the party going 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 2019 gala is sold out so get in on the excitement at the 2019 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 FTEC2019.  More Info About FTEC2019

Photo Description (left to right): Mitch Krystantos (FTEC2015 Fighter), Andrew Miller (Big Brother Canada), Jennifer Huggins (FTEC Founder), Rudy Blair Entertainment Media, Dillon Carman (Big Brother Canada and Heavyweight Boxing Champion), Virgil Barrow (FTEC Head Coach and Director)
Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman

Humbertown Jewellers showcased their live auction feature Ladymatic Omega watch valued at over $25,000. Make your bids on June 1st with 100% donated to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman


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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