Items in Category: 2015 Fighters

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Robert Doherty

January 28, 2015 - 9:51 am

I’ll never forget sitting down with my family for the news. A family friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and although there were reasons to be optimistic she had a battle ahead. So much runs through your mind. Is this real? Why is this happening and can it be stopped? How can I help? The answers to these questions didn’t bring much comfort. Cancer is very real and affects millions of lives; I certainly wasn't the only one who received such news that day. Many of the causes or means of prevention are yet to be discovered, let alone viable cures that don’t require invasive surgery or harmful...

Mark Muia

January 28, 2015 - 9:50 am

I had the pleasure of attending the Fight to End Cancer Gala in 2014.  The room was filled with excitement and energy for a great cause.   This was the trigger point for me.  I wanted to take on the personal challenge and do my part with your support and contribute as much as I can and Fight to End Cancer. I am not a boxer, and I never in this lifetime would have imagined I would step into the ring for a live fight... Here we go! 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...

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...

Paige Cunningham

January 27, 2015 - 4:06 pm

I am participating in the 4th Annual Fight to End Cancer benefiting The Princess Margaret. For those of you who know me, I am sure you could NOT picture me stepping into the ring, in front of hundreds of people, punching someone.... but I'm doing it! I am physically and figuratively fighting for those that can't. 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...

Erica McMaster

January 27, 2015 - 4:02 pm

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! In the spring, my other half expressed his desire to apply to be one of the fighters for FTEC 2015 - naturally I was supportive and pretty quickly decided I wanted to go down the road together.  Several months later I have no doubt that this journey will be one of the most physically and emotionally demanding to date, but also the most rewarding. Cancer has affected...

Jason Brydges

January 27, 2015 - 3:48 pm

My name is Jason Brydges and I’m honored to be participating in the 4th annual Fight to End Cancer for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. 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...

Sean Donovan

January 27, 2015 - 3:43 pm

I am joining the Fight to End Cancer. Literally. On Saturday May 30st of this year, I'll be doing as much as I can to help the fight against cancer. And I'll be doing it from a place I've never been before in my life - a boxing ring! 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...

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...