NEWS & MEDIA

Everything You Need To Know About #FTEC2017

Posted: April 27, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About #FTEC2017 The count down to FTEC2017 has officially begun! There are only a few weeks left before our highly-anticipated 6th Annual Fight To End Cancer Charity Gala and we want to make sure you don't miss out on any of the action! Be sure to hashtag #FTEC2017 to join the fight and become a part of FTEC history Don't Miss The Official Media Day Weigh-ins | Thurs. May 18 5pm Please be sure to RSVP for special access to our 2017 Official Media Day Weigh-ins.  If you are looking for media access to the gala on May 27, please contact Jennifer...


PRESS RELEASE: Defeat Is Not An Option - Introducing The FTEC2017 Fight Team

Posted: April 11, 2017

Media Contact: Jennifer Huggins Executive Director Phone: +1.416.666.9314 Email address: jennifer@fighttoendcancer.com Important Dates: --> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 18, 2017 6pm - 8pm | Lavelle Rooftop Lounge Request Media Access --> 2017 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. May 27, 2017 5pm - 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access Defeat Is Not An Option | Introducing The 2017 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team   Thursday, April 20, 2017 -- TORONTO, ON   The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is thrilled to announce its official 2017 Fight Team benefiting the...


Taking A Stand Against Cancer | Featuring DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Posted: April 26, 2017

Taking A Stand Against Cancer | Featuring DLA Piper (Canada) LLP The Fight to End Cancer is so proud to have DLA Piper (Canada) LLP as a sponsor this year, along with recruiting a fighter to participate in the event. Kim Hamill  helps run the practice of two labour and employment lawyers at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, and she's stepping into the ring as our 2017 Co-Main Event.  Kim is directing her personal fundraising dollars to pediatrics, because she feels that children have to fight harder to truly understand the depth of what a cancer diagnosis means.  She wants them to...


Canadian Olympian Mandy Bujold Joins Presenting Partners Landscape Plus At The Fight To End Cancer 2017

Posted: April 24, 2017

(Photo From Fight To End Cancer 2016) Mandy Bujold (centre) with Ben Mulroney (left) and Jennifer Huggins, Founder and Executive Director of the Fight To End Cancer (right) Canadian Olympian Mandy Bujold Joins Presenting Partners Landscape Plus At The Fight To End Cancer 2017 Representing Canada in the Rio 2016 Olympic games and working tirelessly to achieve her dreams, Mandy has a lot to fight for. Though she has her hands full with 4-6 hour training days, Mandy still finds the time to fight for the things she believes in. This year, Mandy and her fiancé, Reid McIver will be...


ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Pop Sensation Karl Wolf Joins The Fight To End Cancer 2017

Posted: April 19, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Pop Sensation Karl Wolf Joins The Fight To End Cancer 2017 Karl Wolf is one of this city’s top artists whose latest single “Amateur At Love ft. Kardinal Offishall” reached Gold in Canada & the #9 spot on the iHeart Radio charts (see official below).  His latest EP, The Export Vol. 1, debuted at #2 on the iTunes R&B charts and he has over 1,000,000 career album sales worldwide.  Karl has worked with artists  Timbaland, Snoop Dogg, Pit Bull & Kardinal Offishall, to mention just a few. Karl is extremely involved in the community and...


Reaching New Heights At The FTEC2017 Official Media Day | Featuring Lavelle

Posted: April 19, 2017

Reaching New Heights At The FTEC2017 Official Media Day | Featuring Lavelle Official Media Day - Thursday May 18, 2017 ... RSVP For Special Access  The 2017 Fight Team invites you to Lavelle for a rooftop experience unlike any other in Toronto’s exclusive King West neighbourhood.  Lavelle sits 16 stories above the commotion of the city and this luxurious, 16,000 square foot space, will host the Fight To End Cancer's Official Media Day Weigh-ins on Thursday May 18, 2017.  This amazing venue features a seated restaurant, lounge bar, outdoor pool and cabanas, all with...


BRING THE BEATS! Experience FTEC2017 Live From Brazen Head

Posted: April 20, 2017

  BRING THE BEATS | Experience FTEC2017 Live From Brazen Head Official Live Viewing Party - Saturday May 27, 2017 at Brazen Head... Book your tickets today! This will be our second year of partnership with Brazen Head in Liberty Village. They hosted our 2016 Official Media Day and we knew our relationship would only grow stronger.  Brazen Head has an innate desire to take care of the community and here's why they joined the fight: "Bold. Brave. Brazen. These three words are what we emulate at Brazen Head. But those who are battling cancer, they embody the words...


TORONTO SUN: Fighting To Beat A Tough Disease

Posted: April 21, 2017

Allison Dellandrea works out on March 23, 2017. (VERONICA HENRI, Toronto Sun) Fighting to beat a tough disease   BY STEVE BUFFERY, TORONTO SUN FIRST POSTED: SUNDAY, APRIL 02, 2017 04:43 PM EDT | UPDATED: SUNDAY, APRIL 02, 2017 04:52 PM EDT Toronto’s Allison Dellandrea is a Crown prosecutor with the Ministry of the Attorney General, listed as on of the Top 25 Most Influential Changemakers by Canadian Lawyer magazine. But lately Dellandrea has been on the defensive. That is, she has become a huge advocate for boxing, a sport she wholly embraced after getting...


HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH 45MM MENS WATCH | LIVE AUCTION FEATURE ITEM

Posted: April 19, 2017

LIVE AUCTION FEATURE ITEM | LOT. 5 HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH 45MM MENS WATCH Item Description: The timeless style in their designs makes Hublot one of the most coveted brands in the world. Don't miss your chance to take home the beautiful Hublot Classic Fusion watch generously donated by our Official Live Auction Partners, Raffi Jewellers. Watch Features: Titanium case with a black rubber strap with deployment buckle. Fixed titanium bezel. Black dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog...


A Helicopter Experience and Lunch For Four | FTEC2017 LIVE AUCTION FEATURE

Posted: April 13, 2017

FTEC2017 LIVE AUCTION FEATURE | LOT. 4 A Helicopter Experience and Lunch For Four Item Description: The Jim and Lina De Gasperis Foundation are delighted to donate a helicopter ride for 4 from Eagles Nest Golf Club to Vineland Estates Winery (3620 Moyer Road). When arriving at Vineland, you will enjoy a wonderful lunch at the winery. Approximate Value: $5,000.00 Notes and Restrictions: Package includes a return helicopter ride for four with pickup from Eagles Nest golf Club Package includes lunch for four at Vineland Estates Winery Package does not include...


Experience Las Vegas With A 4 Night Stay With Race Car Package | LIVE AUCTION FEATURE

Posted: April 17, 2017

LIVE AUCTION FEATURE | LOT. 2 Experience Las Vegas With A 4 Night Stay With Race Car Package Item Description: Looking for a fun getaway? Stay 4-nights at one of Vegas’ famed Caesars Properties, for an incredible experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. Package Includes: 4-night stay at a Caesars Property (Sunday-Thursday) SPEEDVEGAS Race Car experience (4 laps) Machine Guns Vegas Starters Package Two free drinks at FIZZ Las Vegas Champagne Bar in the Caesars Palace hotel Approximate Value: $1,500.00 Notes and Restrictions: Travel from June 1, 2017 to May 31...


Romantic Escape For Two to Grand Bahia Principe La Romana | LIVE AUCTION FEATURE

Posted: April 19, 2017

LIVE AUCTION FEATURE | LOT. 3 Romantic Escape For Two to Grand Bahia Principe La Romana Item Description: Let Air Canada Vacations take you away for a week of rest and relaxation. Nestled in a bay, on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic vacationers will find the friendly Grand Bahia Principe La Romana. Offering fantastic programs for children and activities for adults such as tennis, non-motorized watersports and games room; this property truly provides something for everyone. The four excellent restaurants, nightly entertainment including on-site casino and comfortable...


The Ultimate Weekend For 2 | FTEC2017 LIVE AUCTION FEATURE

Posted: April 17, 2017

LIVE AUCTION FEATURE | LOT. 1 The Ultimate Weekend For 2 At The Luxurious Old Mill Toronto Dressed To Impress By Tip Top Tailors And A VIP Experience At FTEC2018 Item Description: Prepare for the red carpet with a $1000.00 Gift Card From Tip Top Tailors and a gown rental from Rent Frock Repeat. Get picked up in style by black car service provided by Kuroblack and enjoy FTEC2018 as a VIP Guest. Get pampered for the entire weekend at the luxurious Old Mill Toronto, in one of their executive suites.  Enjoy nearly 1,000 sq. feet of elegance and spectacular views of the lush Humber...


World Class Cancer Care, in OUR Backyard | COREptw Grateful for all Canadian “FIGHTERS”!

Posted: April 13, 2017

World Class Cancer Care, in OUR Backyard | COREptw Grateful for all Canadian “FIGHTERS”! No stranger to providing superior health care to those in need, COREptw head up by husband and wife team Dr. Chris and Dr. Tara Michailidis, have their own mission: “To serve the community and our clients by providing healing, performance, and wellness solutions for the mind, body and soul”. When asked if they would be a part of the Fight to End Cancer event, with zero hesitation they put up their gloves. If you’re attending this years gala at The Old Mill Toronto, be sure to look...


A Little Becomes A lot In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Taïssa Klaus

Posted: April 12, 2017

We are so honoured to introduce you to Taïssa Klaus, who generously donated in support of #FTEC2017 Fighter, Allison Dellandrea. After Allison approached her for 'a little' support in our 2017 gala, Taïssa blew us away with over $2000.00 worth of clothing from her West-End Toronto boutique. If you're attending this years gala at The Old Mill Toronto, be sure to look out for her beautiful items featured in our fighter raffle and silent auctions. Here's a few words about why the Fight To End Cancer is so important to her: "We are excited to be able to help the Fight To End Cancer...


No Limits In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Kimurawear

Posted: April 3, 2017

No Limits In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Kimurawear Kimurawear will be sponsoring the Fight To End Cancer for the third year in a row!  They are a true power house and have made their mark in the industry by providing products for over 3,000 boxing/martial arts clubs worldwide.  The union of Fight To End Cancer and Kimurawear has been an extremely successful partnership, largely due to the fact that we both hold strong community values. Kimurawear believes that being an athlete means to exhibit many positive qualities that impact all areas of your life.  According...


Going For The Knockout In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Eagle Professional Resources

Posted: April 5, 2017

2014 Main Event Fighter, Brendhan Malone, was presented with an award for Eagle Professional Resources' ongoing support in the Fight To End Cancer. Going For The Knockout In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring Eagle Professional Resources The Fight to End Cancer (FTEC) is honoured to once again count on the support of Eagle Professional Resources, Canada’s leading professional staffing company, as one of our top-tier partners. This will be the sixth time welcoming Eagle as an Official Partner for our Gala.  Eagle chose to become FTEC’s Lead Partner in 2014, when Eagle’s...


The Heart Of A Fighter | Featuring Ringside Doctor David Venturi

Posted: March 26, 2017

Dr. David Venturi has been the ringside doctor for the fight team since the first event in 2012. (Photo: Dr. David Venturi performs a pre-bout medical on Sean Donovan of Fight To End Cancer 2015) Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn THE HEART OF A FIGHTER | FEATURING RINGSIDE DOCTOR DAVID VENTURI Article By: Rebecca Weber Dr. David Venturi has been an important part of the Fight To End Cancer team since the very beginning.  There was an instant connection when he first met FTEC founder Jennifer Huggins at a boxing match. Jennifer explained everything she wanted to accomplish with Fight...


ANNOUNCEMENT: Wear Your Support With Tip Top Tailors

Posted: April 17, 2017

Announcement! You Can Now Wear Your Support With Tip Top Tailors Tip Top Tailors will be selling FTEC tie clips in their stores, beginning in May of this year, so you can 'Wear Your Support' in the Fight to End Cancer!  This is a part of their ongoing and significant support of the Fight to End Cancer and 100% of the profits from the sale of the tie clips will be donated to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  Tip Top Tailors have nearly 100 stores across Canada and a very popular Online Store. TIP TOP TAILORS RETURNS FOR THEIR FOURTH YEAR IN THE FIGHT TO END...


Weighing In On The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring RG Speed

Posted: March 25, 2017

Weighing In On The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring RG Speed In 2013, Robert Galarneau (President of RG Speed Control Devices), was introduced to the Fight To End Cancer (FTEC). Since then, he and his team have been supporting FTEC year-after-year, not only as an Official Partner, but also helping to raise funds year round. RG Speed is sponsoring bout 3 this year in a much anticipated matchup between Andrew Noel and Sebastian Salole. In their own words: "RG Speed Control Devices is a proud supporter in the Fight To End Cancer. Our company's involvement over the past...


2017 To Be Biggest Year Yet For Fight To End Cancer

Posted: March 12, 2017

2017 To Be Biggest Year Yet For Fight To End Cancer Tickets to FTEC 2017 are selling out fast, in fact they’re already around 85% sold out! Article By: Rebecca Weber The Fight To End Cancer is not just one event, it is a year long – many would say lifelong - fundraising mission that is celebrated each year in a monumental way.  On the night of the gala event, a group of white-collar working men and women, with no prior competitive boxing experience, fight it out on stage.  This fully licensed, amateur boxing match, is to raise money and awareness for cancer research...


Toronto's Top Radio Station Z103.5 Joins The Fight To End Cancer 2017

Posted: March 4, 2017

Toronto's Top Radio Station Z103.5 Joins The Fight To End Cancer 2017 It is with great pleasure that Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) announces Toronto Top 40 Radio Station, Z103.5, is once again joining the fight, as our 2017 Official Media Partner! Be sure to keep your eyes, but especially your ears open, as we enter our second year of partnership with Z103.5.  Tune in for "All The Hits" to hear regular on-air mentions of our upcoming Gala on Saturday, May 27th.  Listen for our custom FTEC advertisements and exciting contests leading up to FTEC2017!  We are also...


Detour Gold | Helping To Make Champions In The Fight To End Cancer

Posted: March 1, 2017

Detour Gold | Helping To Make Champions In The Fight To End Cancer Chris Small | FTEC2017 FighterIn addition to dedicating the past year of his life to stepping in the ring on May 27, 2017, Chris is working toward an ambitious personal fundraising goal of $15,000.00 The Annual Fight To End Cancer Gala showcases a group of 10 charity boxers who dedicate the better part of their year to literally step into the ring to fight cancer. Now, in a revolutionary motion, our supporters have found innovative ways to join the fight year round! From personal campaigns and fundraising initiatives...


Grit Meets Glamour - A Sneak Peek At The Fight To End Cancer 2017 Official Campaign

Posted: February 27, 2017

The Fight To End Cancer 2017 Fight Team spend the day in front of the camera as we prepare to release the FTEC2017 Official Campaign.Photo Credit: Dayrit Photography Grit Meets Glamour - A Sneak Peek At The Fight To End Cancer 2017 Official Campaign Article By: Erica McMaster On Sunday Feb 26th, when Hollywood’s elite were getting prepped for the Academy Awards, our Fight To End Cancer (FTEC2017) Fighters got glammed up at Toronto’s Old Mill for the Official 2017 Fight To End Cancer Promotional Campaign.  Walking into the Balmoral Room, you would never have guessed that...


Through The Eyes Of A Fight To End Cancer Fighter | FTEC 2017 Video Diaries

Posted: February 24, 2017

FTEC 2017 Video Diaries Through The Eyes Of A Fight To End Cancer Fighter Get to know the Fight To End Cancer 2017 Fight Team in a way never seen before! The Fight To End Cancer is now in it’s 6th year and the team continue to wow us with their complete commitment to the cause, which raises money for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. On May 27th 2017, ten brave men and women will be putting on the gloves and stepping into the ring in a fully licensed amateur boxing bout.  Their goal?  To punch cancer in the face! Countless hours will be spent in the gym as they prep...


Hard Work Pays Off In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring CrossFit Colosseum

Posted: February 22, 2017

" Cancer sucks. We have a lot of members who have been diagnosed, or are in active treatment, and others who are determined to exercise and stay fit while battling this disease. They have proven to believe in themselves and to always want to support others " ~ Words From Paul McIntyre - CrossFit Colosseum Founder Over 60 friends and family of CrossFit Colosseum showed up in support of Allison Dellandrea's Fight To End Cancer. Hard Work Pays Off In The Fight To End Cancer | Featuring CrossFit Colosseum On Saturday February 18th, CrossFit Colosseum joined the...


COMBUSTION KEEPS THE FLAME BURNING STRONG WITH THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER

Posted: February 21, 2017

COMBUSTION KEEPS THE FLAME BURNING STRONG WITH THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER Wednesday February 22, 2017 The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is thrilled to announce that Combustion has jumped on board for the third year in a row!  This year they are supporting the fight as a 1st Tier Marketing Partner, for the 2017 FTEC Gala, in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Combustion is helmed by 2015 Fight Team member Leslie Ehm and  is a kick-ass creativity-fuelled training company that transforms people so they can transform their organizations...


ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGIE SETH, WEEKEND NEWS ANCHOR OF GLOBAL NEWS AT 6, TO HOST 6th ANNUAL FIGHT TO END CANCER GALA!

Posted: March 21, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGIE SETH, WEEKEND NEWS ANCHOR OF GLOBAL NEWS AT 6, TO HOST 6th ANNUAL FIGHT TO END CANCER GALA! Article By: Erica McMaster The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) team is thrilled to announce Angie Seth, the Weekend anchor of Global News at 6 and 11, as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.  Angie will host the 2017 FTEC Gala, in support of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Angie wrote a news story about the FTEC 2015 event and clearly needed to come back for more!  She is very generously donating her time for the duration of the evening as the event's...


FINDING LOVE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER

Posted: February 14, 2017

A photo taken before the romance between FTEC 2015 fighters, Paige Cunningham and Robert Doherty began. FINDING LOVE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER A Valentine's Day Love Story Featuring 2015 FTEC Fighters Robert Doherty and Paige Cunningham Article By: Erica McMaster, PR Director Tuesday February 14, 2017 This Valentines Day, we are giving you an insiders peak at how the romance between FTEC 2015 fighters, Paige Cunningham and Robert Doherty, began.  Dishing out 3 punch combos may not seem like an obvious way to gain one's affection, but the relationship that developed between...


200,000 REASONS TO PUNCH CANCER IN THE FACE | FEATURING THE FTEC2017 FIGHT TEAM

Posted: February 11, 2017

200,000 REASONS TO PUNCH CANCER IN THE FACE | FEATURING THE FTEC2017 FIGHT TEAM Article By: Erica McMaster, PR Director Friday February 10, 2017 The Fight To End Cancer is now in it’s 6th year and Executive Director, Jennifer Huggins along with her team continue to wow us with their complete commitment to the cause, which raises money for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. On May 27th 2017, ten brave men and women will be putting on the gloves and stepping into the ring in a fully licensed amateur boxing bout.  Their goal?  To punch cancer in the face! Countless...


THE WOMEN OF FIGHT TO END CANCER

Posted: February 1, 2017

On average, 96,400 Canadian women will be diagnosed with cancer and 37,000 women will die from cancer. Every year, the Fight To End Cancer Gala features at least one female bout that proves to be the 'Fight Of The Night'. Join us on March 8th, as we celebrate International Women's Day by reflecting on all of the hard work that our past, and present, female fighters have put into training to step into our ring and the hundreds of thousands of dollars that have been raised (collectively between them), in support of cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Allison...


FIGHTING CANCER IN THE MEDIA | FEATURING ERICA MCMASTER

Posted: January 26, 2017

Fight To End Cancer is proud to announce FTEC 2015 Fighter, Erica McMaster as our new Director of Public Relations. Photo Credit: Nicholas Theodorou FIGHTING CANCER IN THE MEDIA | FEATURING ERICA MCMASTER Friday January 26, 2017 Article By: Rebecca Webber We are so honored to announce that one of our most fearless fighters from the 2015 Fight To End Cancer gala, Erica McMaster, will be continuing the fight outside of the ring, as our new Director of Public Relations.  I recently had the chance to ask her some questions about her history with the organization and her place...


FBI PIZZA JOINS THE FIGHT TO END CANCER

Posted: January 23, 2017

FBI PIZZA JOINS THE FIGHT TO END CANCER On Saturday February 4 and Sunday February 5, FBI Pizza will be joining us in the Fight To End Cancer. For every Diavola or TKO Pizza sold, a $2.00 donation will be made to #FTEC2017 Fighter - Kim Hamill's goal of $10,000.00. Kim, along with her 9 teammates are training hard in and outside of the ring in preparation for the 2017 Fight To End Cancer Gala. With a combined goal of $200,000.00 in direct donations to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, the team needs your support! Sending out a huge thank you to co-founder, Rocco...


CREATING A CANCER FREE LANDSCAPE | FEATURING LANDSCAPE PLUS LTD.

Posted: January 31, 2017

CREATING A CANCER FREE LANDSCAPE INTRODUCING LANDSCAPE PLUS | FIGHTING TO END CANCER SINCE 2012 The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) team is proud to count on the support of our friends at Landscape Plus Ltd. (LP) once again.  Landscape Plus Ltd. is one of Toronto’s top landscape companies, and we are thrilled that they are back on board as our 2017  Presenting and Marketing Partner for the 6th Annual Fight To End Cancer Gala, in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The amount of support that Landscape Plus Ltd. has provided to Fight To End Cancer over the...


WRITING A NEW FUTURE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING REBECCA WEBER

Posted: February 9, 2017

Rebecca Weber on the left during 2016 FTEC Gala Night. WRITING A NEW FUTURE IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING REBECCA WEBER Article By: Luis Paredes Thursday February 9, 2017 Fight To End Cancer wouldn’t be where it is today without the tireless work of many hard working volunteers.  So many people have answered the call to defeat cancer and become part of the FTEC Family over the years!  One woman who has been involved and has provided many hours of support is Rebecca Weber!  Rebecca has been volunteering with FTEC since she was 17 years old so many of you will recognize...


CITY ALLIANCE CARES | FEATURING ELIZABETH HARRIS

Posted: January 5, 2017

Left to Right: NA, Samantha Krystantos (Fight To End Cancer 2016 Co-Main Event Fighter) and Elizabeth Harris of City Alliance Real Estate Elizabeth has been a sponsor of FTEC since 2015, proudly in the corner of Sam in FTEC 2016 as a Boxer Sponsor. Photo Credit: Vincent Dayrit CITY ALLIANCE CARES | FEATURING ELIZABETH HARRIS The acronym for City Alliance Real Estate is “CARES” and that is taken very seriously by Elizabeth and her team. Thursday January 5, 2017 Article By: Rebecca Weber Our motto in the Fight To End Cancer is “Defeat Is NOT An Option”. This phrase...


A TITLE MATCH IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING LARRY HUGHSON

Posted: January 18, 2017

Larry Hughson with life long reminder of his fight! A TITLE MATCH IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING LARRY HUGHSON Friday January 27, 2017 Article By: Luis Parades The men and women of the Fight To End Cancer Fight Team train extremely hard so they can compete at the FTEC gala.  Larry Hughson fought extremely hard and came out on top against one of the toughest opponents.  Larry was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer on July 19 2011, 11 days before his 39th birthday.  His first reaction to the news was very emotional and full of despair, but like the true fighter...


THE GOLDEN VOICE OF THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING BARRY PLETCH

Posted: December 31, 2016

LEFT: FTEC's Official Ring Announcer, Barry Pletch, working alongside Canadian Entertainment Host, Ben Mulroney (right) at the 2016 Fight To End Cancer Charity Boxing Gala.Photo Credit: Nicholas Theodorou Photography THE GOLDEN VOICE OF THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING BARRY PLETCH Friday December 30, 2016 Article By: Luis Parades “LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!” These words were made famous by legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer, setting the bar high for engaging and dynamic boxing events all over the world.  A skilled and enthusiastic ring announcer can be the...


RAISING FUNDS AND RAISING HOPE | MEET THE FTEC2017 FIGHT TEAM

Posted: December 16, 2016

RAISING FUNDS AND RAISING HOPE These Heroes Have Already Raised 10% Of The 2017 $200,000.00 Fundraising Goal Founded in 2011, the Fight To End Cancer has raised over $500,000.00, in support of cancer research, with proceeds going directly to the Princess Margaret Urgent Cancer Priorities Fund at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Featuring a new group of white-collar men and women each year, with no prior boxing experience, Fight To End Cancer’s annual black tie gala concludes months of their intense training, in true Olympic-style boxing, and hard work in achieving...


FIGHTING FOR THE LEGACY OF ADRIAN TEODORESCU

Posted: November 29, 2016

Adrian has taught us all how to fight. Now, after a long battle with lymphoma, we're fighting to save his legacy - Atlas Boxing Club. Adrian is a friend and boxing legend who gave his life to boxing. Now he and his family need us to be in his corner. Please use link below to donate to Adrian's campaign. DONATE TO ADRIAN'S LEGACY “When people asked him about God and religion, he told them that boxing is his religion and that the boxing gym is his church,” said Armand Teodorescu. “And that’s where we’re going to have his memorial service.” Adrian Teodorescu...


OVERCOMING CANCER WITH POSITIVITY | FEATURING RACHELI ALKOBEY

Posted: January 13, 2017

Racheli Alkobey was declared in full remission on December 31, 2015. This shot was taken on her last day of chemotherapy! OVERCOMING CANCER WITH POSITIVITY | FEATURING RACHELI ALKOBEY Friday January 13, 2017 Article By: Luis Parades Imagine this, you’re in your twenties and you are just starting on your journey to adulthood.  You have goals and aspirations for the future and then you are diagnosed with cancer. This is the narrative that Racheli Alkobey was faced with last year when she was told that she had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A diagnosis like this, at such a young...


A WARRIOR IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING JOSH 'DUBS' O'REILLY

Posted: November 28, 2016

Josh "DUBS" O'Reilly with his fight team after a hard earned win last Saturday night at the Hershey Centre. A WARRIOR IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING JOSH 'DUBS' O'REILLY Monday November 21, 2016 Article By: Luis Parades DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION... Fighting hard in and outside of the ring, Josh O'Reilly not only earned a win, but he continues to Fight To End Cancer donating a portion of his purse. Photo Credit: Mette-Margrethe Nielsen Last Saturday, the Hershey Center was buzzing with excitement as professional boxing was on the menu once again. Many of the boxers...

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ONE HUNDRED HEROES FIGHTING CANCER | SURVIVOR BOOTCAMP

Posted: November 21, 2016

Mariela Burkett is held high as she is honoured by her supporters after hosting the most successful Survivor Bootcamp to date! ONE HUNDRED HEROES FIGHTING CANCER | SURVIVOR BOOTCAMP Monday November 21, 2016 Article By: Luis Parades This weekend may have been cold and rainy, but things certainly heated up in the Northstar Montessori School in Mississauga! For the past month, Mariela Burkett has been raising funds for Fight To End Cancer with her Buck-A-Burpee Campaign.  On Saturday, she took it to the next level with her Survivor Bootcamp, with all funds benefitting...


THE ENTERTAINMENT SIDE OF FIGHTING CANCER | FEATURING ROBERT “THE HITMAN” GORICAN

Posted: December 13, 2016

Robert (Red) during his fight during at the 2013 Fight To End Cancer THE ENTERTAINMENT SIDE OF FIGHTING CANCER | FEATURING ROBERT “THE HITMAN” GORICAN Tuesday December 13, 2016 Article By: Luis Parades Accompanied by an entourage of show girls, FTEC2013 Fighter Rob Gorican sang his way to the ring! The Fight To End Cancer has been a continued success over the past five years. This is all due to the hard work and dedication put forward by our staff and amazing team of volunteers. When the gala is complete, the work certainly isn’t – our team goes right back to...


10 THOUSAND REASONS TO LOVE BURPEES | FEATURING MARIELA BURKETT

Posted: November 14, 2016

10 THOUSAND REASONS TO LOVE BURPEES | FEATURING MARIELA BURKETT Monday November 14, 2016 Article By: Rebecca Weber Mother of two, cancer survivor, active community volunteer, brand ambassador, certified coach, personal trainer, and fitness instructor - Mariela Burkett is so many things, but on top of all of that she is so incredibly humble. When we first reached out to Mariela to let her know how inspired I was by her journey, her simple response was “Thanks! I’m just living my purpose”. Mariela is incredibly motivated and driven to helping out families with the mental...


DEFEAT WAS NEVER AN OPTION | FEATURING CINDY WEEKS

Posted: November 18, 2016

Cancer Fighter Cindy Weeks watches on as the Fight To End Cancer Team selects their 2017 fight team. DEFEAT WAS NEVER AN OPTION | FEATURING CINDY WEEKS Friday November 18, 2016 Article By: Luis Parades Our motto here at Fight To End Cancer is “Defeat Is Not An Option”. This rings true for every single person who has been affected by cancer in any way, and for everybody fighting to make a change because of it. For Cindy Weeks, defeat is most certainly not an option. Cindy fought the toughest fight of her life when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. Cindy...


NOVEMBER 19TH | TWO FIGHTERS, FIGHTING ONE CAUSE

Posted: November 8, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH 2017 MARIELA BURKETT'S EXCLUSIVE SURVIVOR BOOTCAMP AND JOSH O’REILLY’S 7TH PROFESSIONAL FIGHT  DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION. That is the motto of every person who dedicates their time and energy to the difficult battle we face against cancer every day. Every single person is affected by cancer in some way, and each person has their own way of fighting it. Sometimes they’re fighting in the most literal sense of the word, like Fight To End Cancer’s very own Josh O’Reilly. He took to the ring at the 2012 Fight to End Cancer gala...


SITTING LINKED TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANCER | FIGHT TO END CANCER

Posted: October 26, 2016

LONG PERIODS OF SITTING LINKED TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANCER  Is it possible that sitting is bad for one’s health? That's quite the question... We all sit at some point of our days, either at work, at our desk, on a stool at the bar or at home on the couch. We sit to rest or to concentrate during a task, but a new study completed by Western University’s Exercise and Health Psychology Laboratory, led by Harry Prapavessis has revealed some interesting results about our lifestyles. Not all sitting is bad for your health! At Kingsway Boxing Club, the sparring class uses wall-sits...


FOREVER A FIGHTER IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING KATE HILLIER

Posted: October 28, 2016

Kate Hillier (FTEC2013 Co-Main Event) Volunteering at the annual Taste Of The Kingsway street festival. FOREVER A FIGHTER IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING KATE HILLIER   The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) has come a long way since the inaugural event in 2012. The success that FTEC has seen is largely due to the incredible men and women who work together to create the annual gala each year!   One amazing woman we would like to introduce you to is Kate Hillier! If that name sounds familiar it’s because Kate herself fought in the second edition of the Fight To...


JOSH 'DUBS' O'REILLY IS TAKING THE FIGHT TO END CANCER PRO

Posted: October 13, 2016

JOSH 'DUBS' O'REILLY IS TAKING THE FIGHT TO END CANCER PRO Support Josh As He Takes On His 7th Professional Fight At The Hershey Centre In Support Of The Fight To End Cancer BUY TICKETS NOW United Promotions has been making way to promote professional boxing in Ontario since 2010. Josh O'Reilly, a Hamilton native, will be stepping into the ring for his seventh professional fight later next month. Though Josh is relatively new to the professional scene, he's been fighting for over a decade, with a staggering 101 amateur fights under his belt. A fighter remembers every...