IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING COVID-19

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are all experiencing uncertain times. In light of the current situation, in consultation with our partners and the FTEC Fight Team, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Fight To End Cancer for 2020. We are working to reestablish dates for and will be in touch with all event partners, sponsors and attendees when new dates have been identified. For Full Statement, Updates and Protocols, please visit:
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Cancer Stories

A Massive Thank-You to Vieni Estates! $5,304.60 Total Donated to Date

Posted: October 26, 2020

Fight To End Cancer Founder, Jennifer Huggins, and Antonio Raviele of Vieni Estates. Photo Credit: Christopher Small A Massive Thank-You to Vieni Estates! $5,304.60 Total Donated to Date We want to give a huge shout-out to Vieni Estates for their most recent donation of $886.50 to the Fight to End Cancer! This donation was from their generous commitment of 10% of their Founders Blend Sales. Especially during these difficult times, the support of our community and local businesses means the world to us!  About Vieni Estates The founder of Vieni Estates brings his passion...

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The Story Of Geoff Nantes, A Fighter Behind the Scenes

Posted: January 29, 2020

The Story Of Geoff Nantes, A Fighter Behind the Scenes Article by Rob Gorican, 2013 Fight To End Cancer Fighter I was honoured to be chosen as one of the fight team for the Fight to End Cancer, in 2013, a fundraiser in support of cancer research, with proceeds going directly to support the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  The event was also in need of a stage manager and so I immediately thought of Julie, who didn’t hesitate to answer the call to help.  Since that year, we have both been actively and proudly involved with the production of this annual gala event.  Fight to...


'Love' The Main Ingredient In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Kim Kolatschek And Allison Dellandrea

Posted: February 17, 2019

Justice Allison Dellandrea officiated Kim and Mike Kolatschek's wedding, marrying her friend, teammate and former opponent. 'Love' The Main Ingredient In The Fight To End Cancer Featuring Kim Kolatschek And Allison Dellandrea Article by: Christopher Small Family Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the importance of spending time with our families, and appreciate the connections we hare with one another.  On this family day, we wanted to share one of the countless stories that make up the Fight to End Cancer family. In 2017 Kim Kolatschek and Allison Dellandrea were...


McLauzon Stars in A Kiss to End Cancer | Featuring Craig and Erica

Posted: February 16, 2019

Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn McLauzon Stars in A 'Kiss to End Cancer' | Featuring Craig and Erica Article by: Christopher Small No, this isn’t the latest superhero blockbuster soon to hit a theatre near you.  It is a story about some real-life superheroes that have gone above and beyond to fight the evil villain plaguing us all; cancer. Six years ago, Erica McMaster was tending bar when in walked Craig Lauzon.  Our handsome and funny leading man was starring on a critically acclaimed TV show and was just looking for dinner, and maybe, a friendly face.  Little did our two heroes...


Honouring A Legacy – A Fight To End Cancer Family Affair | Featuring Vieni Estates

Posted: August 8, 2018

Fight To End Cancer Founder, Jennifer Huggins, and Antonio Raviele (FTEC Partner and son of late Pasquale Raviele), have become family through the partnership of Vieni Estates.Photo Credit: Christopher Small Honouring A Legacy – A Fight To End Cancer Family Affair  Featuring Pasquale Raviele, Founder Of Vieni Estates Article By: Christopher Small, Allison Dellandrea Pasquale Raviele, Founder of Vieni Estates Pasquale Raviele wanted to find a way to bring a part of his native Italy to Ontario, since immigrating to Canada.   Pasquale took his first step towards realizing...


I Dedicate This Fight To You

Posted: May 17, 2018

Words From Fight To End Cancer Fighter: Rick Dhillon It was November 1st, 2011, a painful day in the intensive care unit of Trilium Hospital. I was holding my older brothers hand and the small room was packed with all the people I love. My hero, my best friend, my blood was attached to a life support machine. I can remember the feeling of his cold hand as I was trying to warm it up. I wanted to cry but my family was watching and if I broke down they would break down even harder than they already were. I was the older brother now and had to be strong like he would have been. I can never...


Rocked But Never Defeated In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Bobby Umar

Posted: August 18, 2017

Bobby Umar is a 4 x TEDx Speaker and a huge advocate in the Fight To End Cancer Rocked But Never Defeated In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Bobby Umar "Cancer affects us all.  Admittedly it was more removed from me because it was not a common South Asian (i.e. brown guy) thing growing up.  We mostly dealt with Diabetes and Heart Disease.  But there have been significant moments where Cancer has literally rocked me."   Everyone has a story, purpose, and a legacy. Here's Bobby's cancer story... Vincent Fazari was a student of mine at Shad Valley.  He was...


Thriving In Canada | Featuring Leigh Mitchell

Posted: August 18, 2017

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

Posted: August 15, 2017

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...


Celebrating Canada 150th Fight To End Cancer Style

Posted: June 28, 2017

Celebrating Canada 150th Fight To End Cancer Style Article By: Jennifer Huggins Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend and millions of people will be finding different ways to mark this milestone across the country.  There's something special about Canadians - besides always being sorry for being sorry - we are an incredibly generous nation.  This is something that has been felt by our organization since our inaugural event 5 years ago.  Our incredible country has helped us raise over $700,000.00 in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation...


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

Posted: June 11, 2017

  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...


Words From The Founder 2018 | Featuring Jennifer Huggins

Posted: January 19, 2018

Photographed by Dan Lim (http://danlimphoto.com) Image: Jennifer Huggins (Kingsway Boxing Club). JENNIFER HUGGINS is a multi-dimensional, over achiever who has big dreams and several diverging career interests! She is an entrepreneur, a boxing coach, an international referee, a magician’s assistant and the force behind Fight To End Cancer! Jennifer began following her dreams at a young age when she devoted nearly the first half of her life to the sport of competitive figure skating. She met with an unfortunate accident that cut her skating career short, and during rehabilitation...