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Thriving In Canada | Featuring Leigh Mitchell

August 18, 2017 - 9:19 am

Leigh Mitchell (wearing blue shirt) at a Women In Biz Network workshop she hosted earlier this year. Thriving In Canada | Featuring Leigh Mitchell Leigh Mitchell learned early in her adult life how to thrive and fight for what was important to her.  Leigh was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cervical cancer in her late twenties, which was caught just in time.  She was treated with laser surgery to remove it.  It was a quick day procedure, however, she was very emotional and exhausted post treatment.  Her encounter with cancer was a prelude to the importance she would place on...

If You Think Running Is Hard... Try Chemotherapy | Featuring Alison Gomes

August 15, 2017 - 6:16 pm

Alison with her father running to Defeat Cancer! If You Think Running Is Hard... Try Chemotherapy | Featuring Alison Gomes Article By: Luis Parades Cancer can hit a person at anytime, no matter what stage in their life!  Alison Gomez found this out as she started on the first steps of achieving her career goals!  Alison had only one goal in her mind at the age of 19, to join and become a part of the US Navy.  She began on her journey by taking a huge step and moved to The Great Lakes Navel Base to begin basic training and boot camp.  It was at this navel base where she...

Tip Top Tailors Is Fighting Cancer In Style By Raising A Whopping $60,000.00

August 1, 2017 - 9:18 pm

Photo Captured By: Virgil Barrow | Executive Director, Jennifer Huggins (Centre) and the team from Tip Top Tailor's Sherway location celebrate the big win as the company announces the news of raising over $60,000 in support of the Fight To End Cancer. Tip Top Tailors Is Fighting Cancer In Style By Raising A Whopping $60,000 Article By: Rebecca Weber Tip Top Tailors has been a proud partner of the Fight To End Cancer Family since 2014.  They’ve been with us for 4 years now and have helped us out in ways we could not have possibly imagined.  This year alone, Tip Top Tailors have managed...

Unstoppable In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Global Legacy Boxing

July 7, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Photo by: Virgil Barrow | Main Event and hometown celebrity Phil Lo Greco earned his unanimous decision last Friday over Mexico’s Jesus Gurrola, improving his record to 28-3. Unstoppable In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Global Legacy Boxing Global Legacy Boxing guarantees that boxing is back to stay in Niagara Falls, with the announcement of their next event expected in 3 weeks, along with their Fight To End Cancer! Hometown celebrity Phil Lo Greco was celebrating a hard-earned, unanimous decision over Mexico’s Jesus Gurrola, improving his record to 28-3, while...

The Fight To End Cancer Through The Lens Of Toronto Photographer Eric Tavares

June 11, 2017 - 8:27 pm

  The Fight To End Cancer Through The Lens Of Toronto Photographer Eric Tavares The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) has become a year round initiative carried out by hundreds of sponsors, volunteers and ambassadors.  FTEC brings together some of the most talented individuals, many of whom are completely out of their element. CEO's and top executives take on the role of amateur competitive boxers, while professional photographers hang off the ropes in a completely uncontrolled setting. Why would so many professionals push themselves so far outside of their comfort zones? They...

The Heart Of A Fighter | Featuring Ringside Doctor David Venturi

March 26, 2017 - 10:18 am

Dr. David Venturi has been the ringside doctor for the fight team since the first event in 2012. (Photo: Dr. David Venturi performs a pre-bout medical on Sean Donovan of Fight To End Cancer 2015) Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn THE HEART OF A FIGHTER | FEATURING RINGSIDE DOCTOR DAVID VENTURI Article By: Rebecca Weber Dr. David Venturi has been an important part of the Fight To End Cancer team since the very beginning.  There was an instant connection when he first met FTEC founder Jennifer Huggins at a boxing match. Jennifer explained everything she wanted to accomplish with Fight...

FINDING LOVE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER

February 14, 2017 - 7:17 am

A photo taken before the romance between FTEC 2015 fighters, Paige Cunningham and Robert Doherty began. FINDING LOVE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER A Valentine's Day Love Story Featuring 2015 FTEC Fighters Robert Doherty and Paige Cunningham Article By: Erica McMaster, PR Director Tuesday February 14, 2017 This Valentines Day, we are giving you an insiders peak at how the romance between FTEC 2015 fighters, Paige Cunningham and Robert Doherty, began.  Dishing out 3 punch combos may not seem like an obvious way to gain one's affection, but the relationship that developed between...

WRITING A NEW FUTURE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING REBECCA WEBER

February 9, 2017 - 2:46 pm

Rebecca Weber on the left during 2016 FTEC Gala Night. WRITING A NEW FUTURE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING REBECCA WEBER Article By: Luis Paredes Thursday February 9, 2017 Fight To End Cancer wouldn’t be where it is today without the tireless work of many hard working volunteers.  So many people have answered the call to defeat cancer and become part of the FTEC Family over the years!  One woman who has been involved and has provided many hours of support is Rebecca Weber!  Rebecca has been volunteering with FTEC since she was 17 years old so many of you will recognize...

A TITLE MATCH IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING LARRY HUGHSON

January 18, 2017 - 11:44 am

Larry Hughson with life long reminder of his fight! A TITLE MATCH IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING LARRY HUGHSON Friday January 27, 2017 Article By: Luis Parades The men and women of the Fight To End Cancer Fight Team train extremely hard so they can compete at the FTEC gala.  Larry Hughson fought extremely hard and came out on top against one of the toughest opponents.  Larry was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer on July 19 2011, 11 days before his 39th birthday.  His first reaction to the news was very emotional and full of despair, but like the true fighter...

THE GOLDEN VOICE OF THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING BARRY PLETCH

December 31, 2016 - 9:02 am

LEFT: FTEC's Official Ring Announcer, Barry Pletch, working alongside Canadian Entertainment Host, Ben Mulroney (right) at the 2016 Fight To End Cancer Charity Boxing Gala.Photo Credit: Nicholas Theodorou Photography THE GOLDEN VOICE OF THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING BARRY PLETCH Friday December 30, 2016 Article By: Luis Parades “LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!” These words were made famous by legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer, setting the bar high for engaging and dynamic boxing events all over the world.  A skilled and enthusiastic ring announcer can be the...

OVERCOMING CANCER WITH POSITIVITY | FEATURING RACHELI ALKOBEY

January 13, 2017 - 9:35 am

Racheli Alkobey was declared in full remission on December 31, 2015. This shot was taken on her last day of chemotherapy! OVERCOMING CANCER WITH POSITIVITY | FEATURING RACHELI ALKOBEY Friday January 13, 2017 Article By: Luis Parades Imagine this, you’re in your twenties and you are just starting on your journey to adulthood.  You have goals and aspirations for the future and then you are diagnosed with cancer. This is the narrative that Racheli Alkobey was faced with last year when she was told that she had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A diagnosis like this, at such a young...

THE ENTERTAINMENT SIDE OF FIGHTING CANCER | FEATURING ROBERT “THE HITMAN” GORICAN

December 13, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Robert (Red) during his fight during at the 2013 Fight To End Cancer THE ENTERTAINMENT SIDE OF FIGHTING CANCER | FEATURING ROBERT “THE HITMAN” GORICAN Tuesday December 13, 2016 Article By: Luis Parades Accompanied by an entourage of show girls, FTEC2013 Fighter Rob Gorican sang his way to the ring! The Fight To End Cancer has been a continued success over the past five years. This is all due to the hard work and dedication put forward by our staff and amazing team of volunteers. When the gala is complete, the work certainly isn’t – our team goes right back to...

FOREVER A FIGHTER IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING KATE HILLIER

October 28, 2016 - 7:15 am

Kate Hillier (FTEC2013 Co-Main Event) Volunteering at the annual Taste Of The Kingsway street festival. FOREVER A FIGHTER IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING KATE HILLIER   The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) has come a long way since the inaugural event in 2012. The success that FTEC has seen is largely due to the incredible men and women who work together to create the annual gala each year!   One amazing woman we would like to introduce you to is Kate Hillier! If that name sounds familiar it’s because Kate herself fought in the second edition of the Fight To...

Paige Cunningham

March 6, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Working at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, I am overwhelmed with the number of stories I hear everyday about CANCER. Some are terrible and devastating and make me want to work that much harder everyday, so I don’t have to hear anything like them again. On the other hand, I hear so many success stories and stories of joy and happiness that cancer has been BEATEN. These ALSO make me want to work harder so I can continue to hear those stories. I’m fighting to give those fighting cancer a chance, and I’m fighting so we can decrease the number of people that hear the words “you have...

Leslie Ehm

February 9, 2016 - 12:14 pm

On May 30th, 2015, at 51 years of age, I stepped into the ring to fight. For me, it was 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 got in to fight not just the ‘good fight’, but a super badass one as well. Not only did I get to take on an opponent and go three rounds in a real amateur bout, (which is beyond cool), I also got to raise my fists against the evil that...

Mark Muia

February 9, 2016 - 12:08 pm

This fight for me is personal.  I lost my Mum to cancer 5yrs ago.   She was a determined and strong woman.  After finding out she had a brain tumour she fought the cancer for 10yrs.  There was never a moment I can recall where she let us see her weakness in the fight… to her this was not an option. Most recently, My sister was diagnosed with cervical cancer.  She is young, a wife, and a mother to two young girls and her fight with cancer was on.  We are thankful she had the proper guidance from her team of doctors and surgeons.  Through her strength, determination and ongoing support...

Sean Donovan

February 9, 2016 - 12:03 pm

Thus far in my life I’ve been lucky enough that my immediate family has not had to deal with cancer. But that certainly doesn’t mean I’m oblivious to the effects it has on people and their families. I’ve seen friends, colleagues, and acquaintances all deal with their own battles against cancer; some winning while others sadly losing. And I know one thing for sure – I don’t want to see it ever again. In the past I’ve felt helpless, wondering what I could do to help. But in reality once the diagnosis has been made, there isn’t much of anything that any of us can do to help. I...

Jason Brydges

February 9, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Like so many, my life, and that of my family, has been directly affected by cancer. A number of years ago I lost both my grandfathers to pancreatic cancer and more recently watched my mother fight, and ultimately beat, her cancer with the help of Princess Margaret Hospital. Additionally, my wife lost a friend to cervical cancer when she was only 28. Sadly, we could all share stories of how our lives have been impacted, but with ongoing research and support like what is offered to patients by Princess Margaret Hospital I believe we can achieve the ultimate goal of finding a cure. To do this however...

Andreas Wulff

February 6, 2016 - 1:17 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! 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.

Vignesh Jayakrishnan

February 6, 2016 - 1:13 am

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! The introductory class was enough to suck me in to the world of boxing. The challenge of the sport was something I quickly gained an appreciation for. Since then it has been a goal of mine to train and fight in an amateur bout at least once in my life. When I found out about the Fight to End Cancer charity event, it definitely spoke out to me as an important cause...

Jason McGuire

February 6, 2016 - 1:09 am

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 her life. We have the ability...

Kael Cruz

February 6, 2016 - 1:05 am

If you don’t change the times, you’ll be changed by them. Change is always worth fighting for. I’m participating in the 5th Annual Fight to End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The FTEC team is committed to raising research dollars to help in the fight to change how cancer affects the lives of those it touches. Basically, we’re trying to knock it the hell out. One little push, one little punch at a time.

Natasa Jamnik-Sousa

February 6, 2016 - 1:03 am

Fighting to end cancer is of interest to me because I have lost too many family members to it. Most recently my aunt passed away from breast cancer, and prior to that I lost my sister just over 12 years ago. She had the same type of cancer as Terry Fox. I want to be able to do my part to make a difference and generate funds so that fewer and fewer families will have to suffer the same losses I have.

Jeff MacWilliams

February 6, 2016 - 12:59 am

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 able to punch Kyle in the face is just an added bonus)

Kyle Barlow

February 6, 2016 - 12:56 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! 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.

Sam Krystantos

February 6, 2016 - 12:52 am

I just want to thank all of you for taking the time to read my page. For those of you who don’t know me personally, my name is Samantha Krystantos and on June 4th, 2016 I will be stepping in the ring participating in the “Fight to End Cancer”. Within the next seven months I will push my self harder than I ever have both mentally and physically. I personally have been touched by this terrible disease, as I’m sure most of you reading this have as well. I am participating in the 5th Annual Fight to End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. I am raising research...

Cory Raymond

February 6, 2016 - 12:48 am

June 4th 2016, I will be stepping in the ring to fight on behalf of the ultimate goal of ending cancer by raising money for the research of it! I am still amazed at the gross impact of this disease on a day to day basis and frustrated by its reach! I am fighting because I can, because the last plug I want to see pulled is on cancer! Not a dying relative or friend! I am proud to be part of this campaign and though I realize alone I can’t end cancer,  together with the team I have joined we can definitely provide a positive impact to the research of this horrible disease. The next 7 months...

Craig Lauzon

January 29, 2016 - 11:20 am

"Throughout every stage of my life someone I have known and loved has been taken by cancer, from school chums to family members to colleagues and friends. Two years ago I lost my hero and mentor, August Schellenberg, to lung cancer. In 2012 I got the opportunity to work with him and at 75 he could still throw his punches with lightning speed. In his youth he had been a golden gloves boxer in Montreal. He loved acting but he really loved boxing and I could think of no better way than to honour his memory in the ring. I had the opportunity to take part in the Fight To End Cancer last year and...