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Joey Woo

September 10, 2019 - 9:29 pm

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.

Joshua Siegal

September 10, 2019 - 9:29 pm

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, 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.

Ceilagh MacDonald

August 7, 2018 - 1:51 am

On June 1, 2019, I will step into the ring for the first time at the 8th annual Fight to End Cancer, in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Like many of you, cancer has touched my life in many ways. My grandmother successfully battled breast cancer, while my grandfather unfortunately lost his fight with melanoma. My husband fights cancer every day as a researcher and I can attest to the countless hours that researchers spend trying to answer the most difficult questions. These are the people that I will be fighting for on June 1st. The question that patients and researchers...

Talia Joundi

August 7, 2018 - 1:45 am

Community, I need your support To be FEARLESS. At a younger age, this was something I imagined about the person I wanted to become. A few more years of life helped me realize how silly that was – and impossible! Strange noises at night still terrify me. The thought of losing someone important terrifies me even more. I realize that my fears are part of who I am, and that there is nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s what makes us human. I also came to realize that strength is built from having those fears, listening to them, and, if the opportunity arises, tackling them head-on. But...

Christina Vatsis

October 1, 2017 - 10:44 pm

I am honored to announce that I have been chosen to be one of the ten fighters on The Fight To End Cancer 2018 team, in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. For the next six months I will be trained by professional boxing coaches who will push me to my limits both physically and mentally, so I will be ready to "Kick Cancer in the Butt" when I enter the boxing ring on June 2nd. Unfortunately, like most people, I have been affected by this disease personally. I have lost many loved ones including dear friends and family members and that is why this fundraising event is so important...

Heather MacDonald

October 1, 2017 - 10:45 pm

On Setember 21, 2007 my Dad was diagnosed with a malignant soft tissue sarcoma. I watched him battle this awful disease for over 2 years before passing away in 2009. My Dad faught harder than I ever knew was humanly possible. I'm fighting in honour of my him, and anyone else that is currently battling Cancer. I am proud to be part of the official FTEC2018 Fight Team competing in the 7th annual Fight To End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. I am raising research dollars with a vision of reaching a goal we all share - To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime! Please...

Michael Sinanan

August 18, 2016 - 5:35 pm

Dear Friends, I am participating in the 6th Annual Fight to End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. I am raising research dollars – with a vision of reaching the ultimate goal of curing cancer. We have all had someone in our life affected by this disease. I fight for the survivors. They that have a larger impact in our lives than we realize. How they change you for the better. Force you beyond your comfort zone. A shoulder to lean on and a kick in the ass when required. And without them knowing, inspire you to take action and risk bigger than you ever thought possible. Who...

Chris Small

August 18, 2016 - 5:36 pm

On May 27th, 2017 I will be stepping into the ring, participating in the 6th Annual Fight to End Cancer.  This amazing event raises research dollars in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The Princess Margaret is one of the top 5 Cancer Research Centres in the world and an international leader in the delivery of Personalized Cancer Medicine.  With your help the Foundation can move a little closer to reaching its ultimate goal - To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime!  Like most, if not all of you, my life has been touched by Cancer.  I have felt frustration and helplessness...

ANDREAS WULFF

October 29, 2015 - 8:49 pm

Dear Friends and Family I am participating in the 5th Annual Fight to End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. I am raising research dollars – with a vision of reaching the ultimate goal – To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime! I could never imagine hearing the news from the doctor. Everyday people are told and everyday they all go through the fight of their life. I can only be support and fight for them in a ring and I'm willing to put myself anywhere that I might be a help. With your help, I hope to reach my fundraising goal and make a difference. Many thanks!

JASON MCGUIRE

October 29, 2015 - 8:48 pm

To My Friends And Family, Ending cancer is something very near and dear to my heart. Both Jennifer (my wife) and myself, have family that has cancer and have to live with it every day. While this is not something that that people want or like to talk about it needs to discussed. The more cancer is hidden, the less we think about it the less we do about it. Events like the Fight to End Cancer help bring these things into light. This year we are proud to be welcoming our first child into this world. I want to make sure that cancer is not something she will ever have to worry about in...

Georgia Curtis

January 27, 2015 - 3:32 pm

I am excited and proud to be participating in The Fight to End Cancer 2015! Over the years I have paddled, run, and golfed in various fundraising efforts for cancer-related causes.  I know way too many people who have fought or are fighting cancer...my guess is that you do too. For the next five months, I will train and fundraise and I had better learn how to box because on May 30th, 2015, I will step into the ring and fight like hell for an important cause. This fight is for my pal Cindy Weeks. She battled breast cancer and was cancer-free for years. In 2008, cancer returned and since...

Leslie Ehm

January 27, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Everyone has a fight in life. Some fight to be heard, some to go unnoticed, some to shine and some just to survive. On May 30th, 2015, at 51 years of age, I'm going into the ring to fight. For me, its a bucket list thing. Anyone who knows me knows I've been a fighter all of my life. I always refer to it as "the good fight" - the relentless pursuit of goodness and what's 'right'. I try to fight that good fight every day. But for one incredible night, I will get to fight not just the 'good fight', but a super badass one as well. Not only will I get to take on an opponent and go three rounds...

Michael Kaldas

January 9, 2015 - 10:52 am

"I’m fighting in the memory of a close friend of mine “Big” Chris O’Brien. It was really hard for all of us to lose Chris at such a young age (25 years old). The one thing that I realized, was that EVERY dollar makes a difference. The advancements they have now didn't cure Chris, but kept him with us longer and gave us many more cherished memories. Watching him fight cancer was the extreme definition of determination. He never gave up hope, EVER. Anytime things get tough, I reflect on his determination and willpower. And I will do the same for this fight. We fight to end cancer, for those...

Sean Cassman

January 9, 2015 - 10:51 am

"Boxing has had a number of positive effects on my life, so I feel very fortunate that I can use it to help better the life of someone else. Like most people, I've seen effects cancer has on people and their family, and there is no lack of motivation for me to help in whatever way i can." – Sean Cassman

Robert Gorican

January 9, 2015 - 10:41 am

Rob is the founder and Artistic Producer for "Feast of Fools Theatre" which has been staging live theatre events for west end audiences for 20 years. The company produces murder mysteries, pantomimes, and musical theatre along with other live entertainment. He is also active as an actor and director for many other theatre companies in the GTA. His mother lost her battle with multiple myeloma in 2009 and Rob would like to dedicate this fight to her and to others facing the same battle. He's very proud of the work and dedication that Jennifer and her team have shown by staging this event, and...

Shawn Fitzpatrick

January 9, 2015 - 10:39 am

"Shawn Fitzpatrick is a local bicycle shop owner, bike racer and spinning instructor. A week prior to the FTEC, he and his team are riding bicycles from Toronto to Niagara Falls in the Ride to Conquer Cancer raising over $30,000 for Princess Margaret Hospital. Some of his friends currently have cancer but he isn't just fighting for them. He’s fighting for all the people he loves that will find out in 10 or 20 years that they have cancer. It’s better to fight now, ride now and live each moment while we are healthy. We owe it to those that can’t." - Shawn Fitzpatrick

Derek Van Doorn

December 30, 2014 - 1:39 pm

I am extremely honoured to be participating in the Fight to End Cancer 2014 and to show my support for a cause that has, or will, touch all of us directly or through our loved ones many times throughout each of our lives. I truly believe that by working together and supporting events like this cancer can and will be beaten. - Derek Van Doorn

Andrew Young

December 30, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Curing cancer is a fight. It is often a long and hard struggle that takes perseverance and a large heart to overcome. “Fighting to End Cancer” is important to me because I want all those who have been and currently are affected to know they aren’t alone. We can fight together – and we will. - Andrew Young