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[COVID-19 UPDATE] Fight To End Cancer 2020

By March 14, 2020January 6th, 2022No Comments

Mar. 21, 2020 – 10:00 AM

Dear Fight To End Cancer Family,
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are all experiencing uncertain times. In light of the current situation, in consultation with our partners and the FTEC Fight Team, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Fight To End Cancer for 2020.
This decision has been made in the best interest of our teams, sponsors and global community. Working closely with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, our event’s beneficiary, we continue to follow the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and University Health Network guidelines relating to COVID-19.
Affected Events:

  • All Ambassador Events: Various Events |  View Listing
  • Pound-For-Pound: Steam Gallery: scheduled for April 6, 2020
  • Official Media Day Weigh-Ins: scheduled for May 21, 2020
  • FTEC2020 Fight To End Cancer Gala: scheduled for May 30, 2020

We are working to reestablish dates for and will be in touch with all event partners, sponsors and attendees when new dates have been identified.
Even in these uncertain times, one thing that will not change is our commitment to Ending Cancer in our Lifetime and as always we thank you for partnering with us in our mission.
In the meantime, take care of yourself, each other and always remember:

Defeat Is NOT An Option!

With love, appreciation and support,

Jennifer Huggins | Founder, CEO
Fight To End Cancer
T. +1.416.234.0075
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Mar. 14, 2020 – 9:23 PM

Today, we are as committed as ever to ensuring safe, healthy and inspiring events in 2020. As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, we want to reassure you that while we continue our planning, we do so with an abundance of caution, closely following the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and our University Health Network (UHN) guidelines.

As the situation evolves, we may need to modify some aspects of Fight To End Cancer events for the safety of all our participants, volunteers and supporters and we ask for your patience as we determine the form those modifications, if any, may take. As of today, all events including the FTEC2020 Gala remains unchanged.
One thing that will not change is our commitment to Ending Cancer in our Lifetime and as always we thank you for partnering with us in our mission.
What is The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) doing to combat COVID-19 at Events?
The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, staff and volunteers is the utmost concern for FTEC and The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. We are exercising an abundance of caution when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are regularly monitoring the situation and following the World Health Organization (WHO), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and our own University Health Network (UHN) guidelines with regards to mass gatherings and protocol for combatting coronavirus including hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
As a reminder:

  • Regularly wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or more & make use of hand sanitizer when available.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home and seek medical attention should you need it.

Can I still continue to fundraise for The Fight To End Cancer?
Of course! We encourage you to continue fundraising to help fund our Fight To End Cancer. Your support is vital in helping us fund world-leading cancer research and care at The Princess Margaret.
What will you do if the government institutes a mass ban on public gatherings?
We are continuing to closely monitor updates and will provide additional information if and when guidance is issued from the government.
How will we find out if Fight To End Cancer has been impacted?
We will continue to keep participants updated via email, on our website and through our social channels should there be any impact to The Fight To End Cancer due to COVID-19.  We appreciate your patience and continued support