Fighting the Good Fight
The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) has directly donated over 3 million dollars to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. We are now a year-round initiative carried out by ambassadors, sponsors, and volunteers worldwide. Behind the scenes, there is a small but mighty group putting in the work to make this all happen. We want to shine a light on their FTEC journey.
MEET OUR AMBASSADORS
Become a part of the fight without entering the ring. Our exclusive FTEC Ambassador Program empowers the community to discover innovative ways to contribute year-round. Meet our ambassadors and join the fight.
With a century-long legacy, Grafton is dedicated to serving Canadians. Annually, our stores run the “Wear Your Support” campaign across Canada. Since 2017, with support from customers and vendors, Grafton has raised over $1,500,000, aiming to surpass $500,000 each year. As an Official Partner, Grafton looks forward to more triumphs in their unwavering support of the Fight To End Cancer. Learn more about Grafton’s Fight To End Cancer
Amanda’s dedication to ending cancer extends beyond designated months. Her “KO Cancer Bootcamp” raises funds and awareness, and in the boxing ring, she proudly wears the FTEC logo on her shorts, symbolizing hope. Her year-round commitment underscores an unwavering resolve to end cancer in our lifetime. More about Amanda’s Fight
Mariela Burkett, a cancer survivor for eight years, transformed her commitment to fitness and inspiring others into the renowned Survivor Bootcamp. This unique blend of fitness, revival, and family reunion mirrors Mariela’s fierce and uplifting spirit. Experience it firsthand, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Learn more about Mariela’s Fight To End Cancer
The Rookie Division
The Rookie Division passionately fundraises through events like the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, supporting The Fight To End Cancer. Surpassing goals, their dedication goes beyond running, contributing to the vision of ending cancer. Grateful for support, the team looks forward to more victories in the ongoing fight. 🏃💪 Learn More About The Rookie Division
Following a courageous personal battle with cancer, Af Marseh became an official FTEC Ambassador, inspiring hope worldwide with his number 1 bestseller “Tumorous Hesticles: Just Say Cancer,” shares a powerful journey starting at the Rio 2016 Olympics. His story, a testament to resilience in the boxing ring and against adversity, goes beyond a personal chronicle. More About Af’s Fight To End Cancer
Interested inJoining the Fight?
We are always looking for more people ready to join us and fight to end cancer. If you’re interested, we’re always looking for volunteers. Contact us to get started. Together we can end cancer once and for all!
The sweat, determination, and hard work of these people make the Fight To End Cancer Possible. Swipe through to get to know the fighters.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOUNDER
Jennifer’s business and personal motto is that “Variety is the Spice of Life!” She certainly puts those words into action. In addition to being the founder and executive director of the Fight To End Cancer, Jennifer owns and operates Kingsway Boxing Club in Toronto. She is an Olympic Level Boxing Referee with IBA International Boxing Association. She is heavily involved in the community but still finds the time to travel the world performing with a World Class Magician.
DIRECTOR, FIGHT TEAM COORDINATOR
Meet Virgil Barrow, Head Coach of Fight To End Cancer and Toronto’s Kingsway Boxing Club. Not only does he devote his time to ten Charity Boxers each year, but he is busy year-round developing and running programs at the gym… not to mention being absolutely awesome. If you are interested in joining the Fight To End Cancer Fight Team, you will be spending the better part of your year with Virgil. He’ll ensure that you are 100 percent ready for your battle inside the ring!
Robert is our Production Director and a proud Fight To End Cancer Alumni. With an extensive background in live theatre direction and production, Robert works alongside the event committee in the planning and coordination of the gala, ensuring that things run smoothly on the day of the event. Robert is so passionate that he starts working on the next event as soon as the current one wraps up.
OFFICIAL RING ANNOUNCER
A skilled and enthusiastic ring announcer takes a great event and makes it spectacular. We are incredibly proud to have the talented Barry Pletch on our team as the Official Ring Announcer. Every year Barry brings his A-game, and his enthusiasm and passion for what he does shines through, helping to make Fight To End Cancer the one-of-a-kind event that it is.
Since day one, Diane has been a part of the FTEC family. She is a legal and business development professional with 15+ years of experience in legal drafting and negotiation, contracts, business development, and strategic planning. When she is not lending her expertise to us, she focuses on complex international business transactions related to the sale, finance, lease and operation of aircraft.