March 22, 2012
Filed Under: NEWS & MEDIA
For immediate release (Toronto; March 23, 2012)
Kingsway Boxing Club, a Toronto boxing gym, has launched its first annual Fight to End Cancer, which will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 and will feature, among other events, bouts between local business leaders and celebrities.
Jennifer Huggins, owner of Kingsway Boxing Club and Executive Director of The Fight To End Cancer has stressed the importance of this upcoming event, not only to raise funds for cancer research, but to deliver vital support for patients, survivors and their families.
The evening’s main event will feature a bout between Virgil Barrow of Kingsway Boxing Club and Andreas Tsagarelis, owner of the popular Caffe Demetre in Toronto’s west end (Kingsway Location).
In addition to this and other match-ups still to be announced, the evening will also include fine gourmet dining, a silent auction and a special appearance by internationally renowned magician Richard Forget.
The proceeds from this event are going to the Urgent Care Fund at The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (PMHF). PMHF takes the lead in raising and stewarding funds to deliver breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at The Princess Margaret. Beyond being one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. The Princess Margaret is also treating many of the clients at the Kingsway Boxing Club. This gave great inspiration in making The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation the benefiting charity.
Huggins is an ambitious up-and-comer on the national boxing scene, eager to focus time and energy on a worthy cause and give back to her community. Selected to work with the 2011 Ontario Provincial team as assistant coach at Canada’s National Amateur Boxing Championships just last year, she is also an established Official for Boxing Ontario with aspirations to represent Canada in the next Olympic Games. Huggins is encouraged by the support she has received so far for Fight To End Cancer, but is still continuing her fundraising efforts for the event by reaching out to local businesses and individuals for sponsorship and fight participants.
“This will be a fun and exciting evening in support of a great cause. It is also a great way for businesses to give back to a community that helped them in building their success” says Huggins. “We are calling on everyone whose family has been touched in some way by cancer to get involved and to come out and enjoy the evening with their family, friends and co-workers. We are especially looking for area businesses to join us in taking the fight against cancer into our own hands through sponsorships and maybe even stepping into the ring!”
The Fight To End Cancer will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd. in Toronto. The Event begins with cocktails at 5:00pm followed by dinner and entertainment at 6:00pm. Boxing matches begin at 8:00pm and there will be a silent auction on going throughout the evening.
Tickets to this unique benefit event are now on sale. Individual tickets are $200, and full table prices (10 seats) range from $1,500 to $2,200 at ringside. Full information can be found at fighttoendcancer.com.