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Celebrating World Cancer Day With The Fight To End Cancer Fighters

February 4, 2021
Filed Under: Event News, Fighter Features, Top Stories

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Celebrating World Cancer Day With The Fight To End Cancer Team

Founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), World Cancer Day is recognized every February 4th.  The day aims to save millions of preventable deaths by raising awareness, providing education and calling for national leadership on policies, legislation, investment and innovation.

2021 marks a three-year campaign theme:  “I am and I will”.

Whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world.  It’s time to make a personal commitment.

Please join the Fight to End Cancer as we recognize World Cancer Day by reflecting on the action the ten heroes have taken and the stories behind them, as they stepped into the ring as a member of the FTEC2020 fight team.

Currently, 9.6 million people die from cancer every year and at least one-third of common cancers are preventable.

They dedicated six months of their lives to raise thousands of dollars in support of the life-changing research funded by the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Countless men and women have dedicated their lives to ending cancer.  Let’s celebrate World Cancer Day, with the Fight To End Cancer Fight Team by taking a look at some of their incredible stories…

Scroll Down To Meet The 2020 Fight Team

Megan Facciuolo | View Full Bio

We all know someone affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly. While some overcome it, many do not. I’ve been a witness to both circumstances: my one grandfather battled colon cancer, and at almost 90 years old, he is healthy, cancer-free and still hitting the slopes each ski season. The other, however, I never had the pleasure of knowing, because he was taken at a young age by lung cancer.

Kristin Smith | View Full Bio

I participated in the 9th Annual Fight To End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. I raised research dollars with a vision of reaching a goal we all share; To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime!

What started out as only wanting to try something new, very quickly turned into an opportunity to be a part of something more impactful than I ever imagined was possible. Cancer has affected us all in one way or another and it does not discriminate. Cancer doesn’t care how old someone is, how meaningful they are to those around them, or how shattered it will leave the lives of those who remain behind.

Mike Forshee | View Full Bio 

I was sitting on a plane in Calgary when a text came through to tell me that a friend of mine had passed away due to cancer. The feeling and shock that I felt that day has never left me. Up until that point, I was largely untouched by cancer and because of that, I had an ignorance towards this disease and the affects, both physically and emotionally, that it has on people living with the disease and their loved ones.  Since that time I have had a few family members battle cancer.  It is because of their fight that I chose to join this fight.  The commitment to the training, fundraising and ultimately the fight itself was a long and challenging time. This truly was nothing in comparison to the daily fight that cancer patients and their loved ones endure.

Scott Selland | View Full Bio & Sponsor Scott NOW!

I live in Toronto’s West end with my wife Lindsay and two young daughters, Olivia and Abigail, where we run a successful Real Estate team ( Over the years our family has had several close calls with cancer, which they were fortunate enough to beat, with the help of cutting-edge treatments.

I’ve seen first-hand how new developments and technologies can help individuals and families conquer cancer. For FTEC 2020 I endured intensive training and preparation with my teammates for six months, working hard to raise money to help make a difference in cancer research.

Elissa Herrington | View Full Bio

In February 2019, I joined Grafton Apparel as their Human Resources Manager. When I joined the company, I knew we sponsored Fight to End Cancer…but didn’t understand the depth of what went into this incredible fundraising event until June 2019, when I was invited to attend.

When I was sitting in my chair, spectating, I said to myself – and everyone at my table…as I realized I had been speaking my inner thoughts out loud – that I was going to put my ‘hat in the ring’ and try-out for 2020 fight.

Paula Higgins | View Full Bio

For the incredible women in my life who have fought for their lives against cancer, I want to honour them. When cancer hits, life still goes on, but with the physical, financial, and emotional burdens that cancer brings. Though I have not physically experienced it first hand, I understand how devastating and life-changing the impacts of cancer can be. I’m proud to have participated in the 9th annual Fight To End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. I raised research dollars with a vision of reaching a goal we all share; To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime!

Joshua Siegal | View Full Bio

My grandmother, Roz, was one of the toughest women around. She grew up the oldest of three sisters, her family having next to nothing.  No matter what life threw at her, there was always a fire burning inside her.  A passion and energy that could never be dimmed.

She travelled the world.  She raised four children.  She was an unbelievably doting wife to her husband, my grandfather, Marvin.  No matter how busy she was, she always had time and energy for her family.  No one had ever seen her scared of anything.

Joey Woo | View Full Bio

Life can be strange sometimes. There are days when you feel invincible like you’re on top of the world, and then there are days when life throws you into situations, where nothing can prepare you for the harsh reality that awaits. For me, life hit our family hard on January 24, 2018, when my father Simon, lost his battle with cancer.

And I still remember that day like it was yesterday.

Alissa Winicki | View Full Bio &

I’m sincerely humbled and honoured to have been part of the 2020 Fight to End Cancer (FTEC) team. I first learned about the FTEC a few years ago. Immediately, the words challenge, sacrifice, commitment, and strength came to mind. I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

Cancer plagues us all. If you’re lucky enough not to have lost a family member or close friend to cancer it doesn’t mean you haven’t been affected. It doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. It doesn’t mean you haven’t shed a tear, been at a loss for words, or truly grasped the feeling of helplessness when this disease unfairly latches on to a friend of a friend, a client’s wife, an old babysitter, a mother’s childhood friend, a boyfriend’s uncle, a mentor’s father…

Julia Siegal | View Full Bio

It was an honour to fight alongside my husband Josh Siegal in the 2020 Fight To End Cancer. I fought for his Grandmother Roz, and for my friends and family that are scared to have kids because cancer runs in their family. Wonderful, incredible people are lost to this horrible disease every day, and if I can do even a little bit to help bring us closer to eradicating it, that would be an awesome feeling.

Important Dates:
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 21, 2020 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2019 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. May 30, 2020 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

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 $2,500,000 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

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