“Cancer has been around for way too long, taking lives of many people and making families and loved ones suffer.
I am participating in the 2nd Annual Fight to End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
The Princess Margaret is one of the top 5 Cancer Research Centers in the world, devoted to making cancer a history.
My hope is to raise money for research in order to reach the ultimate goal – To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime!
Please join me on my journey to create a world where no one fears cancer!”
Matt Hehn hails from Sarnia, Ontario, where he was raised by strong parents, surrounded by great friends, and played basketball non-stop. After graduating from St. Christopher Secondary School, Matt was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the CIAU Bishop’s University basketball team, graduating with a B.A. in Social Science and a minor in Marketing. Matt is currently the Regional Marketing Manager for Charton Hobbs – assigned to the Moet Hennessey Portfolio.
For this event, Matt is fighting on behalf of his close friend, Simon Ibell and the iBellieve Foundation, and he is fighting for family and friends who have battled with cancer over the years.
“I am participating in the Fight to End Cancer because I strongly believe in the values it embraces of competition and athleticism but also its commitment to end cancer.
The Fight to End Cancer is not only an effort to fund research it is a commitment to ending a disease, saving lives and families.”
– Robert McGlashan
Life can change in the blink of an eye. It is far too easy to get wrapped up in the daily grind and take health, wellness, and the fragility of life itself for granted. I have experienced the devastating effects of cancer first hand with my family and friends. I’m fighting because I am still able to, and I’m fighting for those who no longer can. Never give up the fight.
– Christopher Atkins
Rob is the founder and Artistic Producer for “Feast of Fools Theatre” which has been staging live theatre events for west end audiences for 20 years. The company produces murder mysteries, pantomimes, and musical theatre along with other live entertainment. He is also active as an actor and director for many other theatre companies in the GTA. His mother lost her battle with multiple myeloma in 2009 and Rob would like to dedicate this fight to her and to others facing the same battle. He’s very proud of the work and dedication that Jennifer and her team have shown by staging this event, and to the other fighters who have also taken up the fight.
“Shawn Fitzpatrick is a local bicycle shop owner, bike racer and spinning instructor. A week prior to the FTEC, he and his team are riding bicycles from Toronto to Niagara Falls in the Ride to Conquer Cancer raising over $30,000 for Princess Margaret Hospital. Some of his friends currently have cancer but he isn’t just fighting for them. He’s fighting for all the people he loves that will find out in 10 or 20 years that they have cancer. It’s better to fight now, ride now and live each moment while we are healthy. We owe it to those that can’t.”
– Shawn Fitzpatrick
As a firefighter, I live with the fact that my profession exposes firefighters to a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer. Both professionally and personally, I have seen the devastating impacts of the disease so I am participating in the Fight to End Cancer to raise research dollars with a vision of reaching the ultimate goal – To Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime!
The Princess Margaret is one of the top 5 Cancer Research Centres in the world and with your help, I hope to reach my fundraising goal and make a difference.
The reality of cancer has hit me hard in the past few years as several friends, family members and acquaintances have been diagnosed, and some have died, with this disease. Although it has been encouraging to hear stories about people that are overcoming cancer, there is still much research to be done to conquer it completely.
Those of us that have our health need to be thankful everyday. I have a history of sports and fitness,including a 5 day bike ride around Lake Ontario for cancer, riding solo at the Gears 24 hour Spin-a-thon for the Trillium cancer ward, and competing in Ironman Canada. To walk in a ring and face the biggest physical challenge in my life is my small contribution to bringing us one step closer to the cure.
I’m hoping that with my social and work connections, I can make a difference and raise money for the fight to end cancer.
Co-Main Event Bout 4
It’s hard to “throw a stone” these days and not touch someone who has been affected in some way by cancer. Personally cancer is a reality that I have faced with my immediate family, my extended family, my friends and my community.
For all who have lost, have won and continue fighting, I’m happy to throw on my gloves to fight for those in need. On June 15th I dedicate my fight in memory of my Tante Monique who survived breast cancer and to my partner in crime Marilyn.
“You never know how strong you are… Until being strong is the only choice you have”
– Kate Hillier
Working in the Corporate world, I always feel like I have my boxing gloves on but on June 15th, 2013 I will proudly “put ‘em up” to support cancer research through a what I believe is a noble cause. Jennifer Huggins and Kingsway Boxing is proof that we can all help in the Fight to End Cancer, so I am honored to be a fighter. Like many, I’ve been robbed of loved ones and lived through the pain and suffering with victims, friends and colleagues who have experienced the same. I dedicate my 3 rounds to loved ones lost, survivors and those still fighting this ruthless disease.
– Shireen Fabing