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[PRESS RELEASE] Defeat Is NOT An Option | Introducing The 2020 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team

By January 26, 2020January 6th, 2022No Comments

Campaign Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn


The 2020 Fight Team Showcases The Unyielding Commitment Of Diverse Individuals Dedicated To Making A Difference!

Important Dates:
–> Steam Whistle FTEC Gallery: Mon. Apr. 6, 2020 7pm – 11pm | Request Media Access
–> Official Media Day at MINDSET Brain Gym: Thurs. May 21, 2020 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2020 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. May 30, 2020 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

Public Relations Team, Fight To End Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — TORONTO, ON. The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) 9th Annual Fight To End Cancer Charity Black Tie Gala, benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is a must attend event, hosted at The Historic Old Mill Toronto, on Saturday May 30, 2020. 
The FTEC 2020 Fight Team is dedicating SIX MONTHS of their already busy lives to transform into fierce fighting machines all of who are hungry for victory in their sanctioned bouts.  This unyielding commitment culminates at the FTEC Gala when they step into the ring to prove their mettle and thrill the crowd.  Angie Seth, Anchor and Reporter with the CTV News Channel, will guide you through this incredible experience as Emcee for the evening’s events.
The FTEC Fight Team, in concert with our presenting partners Landscape Plus Ltd. and Grafton Apparel Ltd., are working to make FTEC history by reaching the $2 million dollars in total funds raised. Be a part of history and Join The Fight!
The FTEC ring will feature five incredible bouts on Gala night, giving all 10 FTEC2020 fighters the opportunity to showcase the boxing skills they have developed through their devoted training.  These heroes have not only put in countless hours at the gym, they have also been incredibly dedicated raising funds and awareness in support of  The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Grafton Apparel’s own, Elissa Herrington, will be stepping through the ropes as she attempts to school Paula Higgins in the intricacies of pugilism!  Higgins is the latest in a long line of fighters from Eagle Professional Resources and promises not to yield. These independent and successful fighters are relishing their roles as agents for change in the FIGHT TO END CANCER as they cash in months of hard training for research dollars.
Another of our 5 fights features Mike Forshee and Scott Selland, who have a natural professional rivalry that has translated into the ring!  A Realtor and a Mortgage Man, these two successful professionals will be hammering cancer with each punch they trade, raising the excitement of the crowd and research dollars at the same time.
The fight card includes three other fights which promise to be equally as thrilling, as each fighter does their level best to showcase boxing and their mastery of the squared circle.  All of our incredible fighters share the goal of delivering cancer the knockout punch.  Join the fight and be part of making the difference. Help take Cancer on the mat!
Official FTEC national ambassadors, Grafton Apparel, have raised nearly $500,000 to date through over 100 stores across Canada, including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards, Mr. Big & Tall and Kingsport.  This year, they hope to raise $250,000 in additional donations with their “Wear Your Support” Campaign – featuring exclusive FTEC tie-clips – available in all Grafton Apparel stores across Canada, following the 2020 Gala throughout June.
Jennifer Huggins, FTEC founder and CEO, keeps the team on track, along with her partner in crime and Official FTEC Team Head Coach and Director, Virgil Barrow.  The duo inspires those who are fortunate enough to step into the ring, with their unwavering commitment to the cause and the Fight Team.  Jennifer maintains a very busy schedule, in addition to being the driving force and visionary behind the Fight To End Cancer. She is a globally recognized ambassador for the sport, a 3-Star boxing Referee and Judge with AIBA International Boxing Association and she was recently elected as the President of Boxing Ontario.

“The reality of what the Fight To End Cancer represents is bittersweet.  Something that threatens to tear our lives apart has brought so many people together.  Nine years ago, I started this event to give back to the community.  The Fight To End Cancer has since become a community in itself; a family working together towards one goal.  My vision evolved from being a fundraiser, to becoming a global movement that we are all part of.  We are fighting for a future free of cancer, and we will succeed.”

~ Jennifer Huggins, Fight To End Cancer
Founder and Executive Director


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Important Dates:
–> Steam Whistle FTEC Gallery: Mon. Apr. 6, 2020 7pm – 11pm | Request Media Access
–> Official Media Day at MINDSET Brain Gym: Thurs. May 21, 2020 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2020 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. May 30, 2020 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

Public Relations Team, Fight To End Cancer
Donations to our Fight Team can be made at: Photos available upon request.
Interview Opportunities:
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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 $1,500,000 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…

Help the #FTEC2020 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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