Items in Category: 2019 Fighters

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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...

Paul Agapito

August 7, 2018 - 1:50 am

I am participating in the 8th annual Fight To End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and am raising research dollars with a vision of reaching a goal we all share - To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime! Over the coming months, I have committed to a training program, which will conclude in a boxing match set to take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019. I am fighting in memory of family and friends that have succumb to cancer; I am fighting for family and friends that are fighting cancer today, I am fighting to end cancer. Please sponsor me and support my hard work...

Deren Hasip

August 7, 2018 - 1:50 am

I am sorry to say that I've encountered cancer way too many times in my life. Fortunate that it hasn't effected me personally, but unfortunate that it's effected loved ones around me. Proud of my daughter Selen who beat Leukemia and father Turkay who defeated lung cancer and is now doing well with his fight against prostate cancer. Having said which, not all of my loved ones were so fortunate. Despite their brave efforts my god-daughter Kayden lost her battle to neuroblastoma at the age of 9 and my cousin Lynda was taken by cervical cancer at the age of 29. Having carried both on my shoulders...

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...

Lisa Ventura

August 7, 2018 - 1:43 am

Anyone who knows me, understands that I’m not one for standing idle and watching things happen around me. That faith and compassion compels me to help those in need and care for everything and everyone, especially those less fortunate. I believe that if we all make an effort, we can affect change and make a difference. Yet, as I write this I’m reminded time after time of a feeling of fear and helplessness each and every time someone I loved and cared for told me they had cancer. Can’t even imagine how they must have felt being told they have it. To make it real, I started writing a...

Renata Reynolds

August 7, 2018 - 1:46 am

Hello Friends, Family and Supporters, Those of you who me know that I love to take on any physical challenge. Its always been on my bucket list to step into the boxing ring and do an amateur fight.  This is about to get very real.  However, this fight isn’t about me.  I will be fighting for everyone who has been touched by cancer, and who are in a fight for their life every minute and every second of their day. Unfortunately, Cancer Does Not Discriminate, and in one form or another, we have all been affected by it. I will be right there fighting along side those fighting for hope, strength...

George Boutsalis

August 7, 2018 - 1:42 am

I am participating in the 8th annual Fight To End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. I will be training for 7 months to be ready to step in the ring on June 1, 2018 for an Olympic Sanctioned Boxing Match. As part of My Fight I am raising research dollars with a vision of reaching a goal we all share - To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime! Currently, cancer is the leading cause of death among Canadians, and it is estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It is projected that by 2030 the number of cancers diagnosed will...

Josh Hillinger

August 7, 2018 - 1:42 am

Cancer, this is a disease that will one day affect every single person on this planet. It may not affect everyone directly, but certainly indirectly. I was only 6 years old when my best friend’s father lost his life to brain cancer. At the time I had no idea what this thing called cancer was. I am now 36 years old and have witnessed numerous losses in my life to cancer. I never had the great honour of meeting my father-in-law, Adam. In 2007 he lost his life to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he was only 52. No wife or daughter should ever have to endure such a tremendous loss. His memory...