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Megan Facciuolo

September 10, 2019 - 9:28 pm

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

September 10, 2019 - 9:30 pm

I am participating in the 9th 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! 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...

Richard Denley

August 7, 2018 - 1:43 am

Cancer impacts us all. I lost two uncles to this terrible disease a few years back. Many of my close friends have similar stories of losing family and friends to cancer. More recently my mom battled breast cancer. Her tremendous strength, positive attitude and support of family and friends, along with the wonderful care from her medical personnel, have her cancer free and continuing to live her active lifestyle. There is no doubt that the donations put towards advancements in treatments made in fighting this disease assisted my mom in her victorious battle. I will continue my long time...

Fedele Rossi

August 7, 2018 - 1:46 am

Initially, my fight was dedicated to my mom. But she's a really tough lady - one of a kind, and thank God, she was able to fight Cancer and kick it's ass. She's doing great today. Healthy and strong. But up until recently, I met someone who's just as strong as my mom, who experienced this battle at a different level. Her name is Mara. She lost her husband at a very young age... the age I will be, when I step into the ring. They were a beautiful family. But when I found out that he lost his life to this terrible disease, I decided to FIGHT for him....my fight will be dedicated to you Sergio. I...

Sean Lawler

October 1, 2017 - 10:32 pm

My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January, 2012. By then it was too late to reverse the disease. My parents could only hope that the doctors would slow its spread. The chemotherapy treatments were torture for my mom who suffered despite the excellent care she received. Mom died on October 5, 2012. Cancer took my Mom when she was 71. She led a healthy lifestyle, she had no other illnesses, and the women in her family were long-lived. The diagnosis and the illness baffled and terrified my parents and everyone else in my family. The doctors and nurses who helped my mom were great, but...

Rob Paniccia

October 1, 2017 - 10:34 pm

After attending this event two years ago and watching my friend in the ring, I decided to try out for the team.  Unfortunately, I was not selected for the 2017 fight team but was fortunate enough to be selected as part of the FTEC2018 team and this year it means a lot more. We have all been touched by this horrible disease and unfortunately, most of the time we sit back hopelessly, while our friends and loved ones suffer and this year my participation means a lot more as it has hit closer to home. As a selected member of the FTEC2018 fight team, my goal is to raise money and awareness for...

Sebastian Salole

August 18, 2016 - 5:37 pm

I turned the big 4-0 this year, so in attempt to cling onto my youth I am joining the 2017 Fight To End Cancer team. Over the next 6 months I will be training to compete in my first, and probably only, boxing match on May 27th. In addition to stepping into the ring, I will be raising money for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, one of the top Cancer fighting facilities in the world. Most of us don't need to look too far outside of our circles to find someone we know or love who has been impacted by cancer. It's scary and can be incredibly destructive to those affected by it. As a father...

Andrew Noel

August 18, 2016 - 5:36 pm

Hi Friends, I am very proud to be a part of the 6th Annual Fight to End Cancer in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  On Saturday May 27th, 2017 I will be stepping into the ring to compete in a charity boxing match with the goal of raising a lot of money to make a difference in the real fight.  The Fight to End Cancer. Cancer has touched all of us in some shape or form.  The promise of ending all cancers is certainly a cause worth taking a few lumps for and hopefully giving a few too ;-).  As the father of two amazing young girls I am particularly motivated by the promise...

JEFF MACWILLIAMS

October 29, 2015 - 8:50 pm

To My 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! Throughout my life i have seen cancer affect both family and friends. Being a part of this event has given me an means to help the people still fighting, and an opportunity remember the people we've lost. The Fight to End Cancer is so much  more than a boxing event. It's also a way to raise money and awareness for an amazing cause. (Being...

KYLE BARLOW

October 29, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Dear Friends and Family I am participating in the 4th 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! Like most, I have had many family members and loved ones have to endure a fight with cancer. This event gives me the opportunity to show them that I am in this fight with them; spiritually and physically. With your help, I hope to reach my fundraising goal and make a difference. Many thanks!

Ryan Morris

January 28, 2015 - 9:44 am

I am participating in the 4th 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! Everyone has in some way been touched by Cancer or will be in their lifetime, I know it's not a positive note to send but it's the truth. These brave men, women and children are the toughest people in the world. It takes a tough person to step into a boxing ring but a WAY tougher person to stand up and battle Cancer. Personally, Cancer has impacted me a great deal...

Matt Lennox

January 28, 2015 - 9:33 am

Hi. I'm Matt Lennox. This is my Fight to End Cancer page. I served in Afghanistan with the Canadian Army in 2008/9; I started boxing after I came home as a constructive way of dealing with some of the complicated feelings most veterans have. Today I'm excited to take on a new fight - the fight against cancer. Like most people, I've lost people to cancer. One of those people was my grandfather Morley Abbott, who died far too young. Morley was a veteran of the Second World War; he was also an accomplished army boxer. I'm doing this in large part for him. With your help, I hope to reach my fundraising...

Mark Smithers

January 9, 2015 - 10:55 am

Mark Smither has been boxing for 5 years and is a competitive amateur boxer. He trains out of the Uptown boxing club in Barrie under head coach, Jack Ireland. Known for his quick feet and fast hands Mark is happy to be a part of the “Fight to End Cancer” event and proud to be able to fight for such an amazing cause. He is also dedicating this fight to his grandfather John Mcbain who lost his battle to cancer. – Mark Smithers

Josh O’Reilly

January 9, 2015 - 10:54 am

Josh “DUB” O’Reilly is the current 60kg Provincial Champion and the twin brother of Kassandra O’Reilly who is also part of the “Fight to End Cancer”. Josh is an experienced fighter and is looking forward to being involved in such an amazing and worthwhile event. He is also dedicating his performance to the late Robbie Wilcox and his grandparents who all lost their battles to cancer.

Daryn Ackers

January 9, 2015 - 10:43 am

As a firefighter, I live with the fact that my profession exposes firefighters to a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer. Both professionally and personally, I have seen the devastating impacts of the disease so I am participating in the Fight to End Cancer to raise research dollars with a vision of reaching the ultimate goal - To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime! The Princess Margaret is one of the top 5 Cancer Research Centres in the world and with your help, I hope to reach my fundraising goal and make a difference.

Jeff Brossmann

January 9, 2015 - 10:42 am

The reality of cancer has hit me hard in the past few years as several friends, family members and acquaintances have been diagnosed, and some have died, with this disease. Although it has been encouraging to hear stories about people that are overcoming cancer, there is still much research to be done to conquer it completely. Those of us that have our health need to be thankful everyday. I have a history of sports and fitness,including a 5 day bike ride around Lake Ontario for cancer, riding solo at the Gears 24 hour Spin-a-thon for the Trillium cancer ward, and competing in Ironman Canada...

Daniel Cellucci

December 30, 2014 - 1:40 pm

“Fight to End Cancer” is an opportunity to become involved in one of the most prevalent battles that continues to hinder the lives of more and more people every year. These days cancer is a problem that touches almost every single family in some sort of way. Whether you develop it or someone you know does, it is nearly impossible to avoid having any close confrontation with cancer throughout one’s life. Therefore, the only two options that remain are to let cancer grow within our society, or to fight back at it. Boxing resembles the fight for cancer because it is a sport which demands...

Peter Temoche

December 30, 2014 - 1:40 pm

The Fight to End Cancer is important to me because i have seen how cancer can affect everyone. I have personally seen what cancer can do, I’ve seen it affect my immediate family, my mom fought breast cancer. I have also seen cancer affect my second family. My firefighting family. Being a firefighter, I know I am at an increased risk for developing certain cancers in my life time. This is something that every firefighter knows. We do what we can to protect ourselves and try to prevent exposure to smoke and carcinogens as much as possible. But it’s a hard reality knowing that because of my job...