NEWS & MEDIA

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...

Tags: Bob Wilcox, Fight to End Cancer, Josh O'Reilly, the princess Margaret cancer foundation, United Boxing


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 I 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...


DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO FIGHT CANCER?

Posted: September 30, 2016

On this exact day last year, we held our 2016 Fight Team Tryouts at Toronto's Kingsway Boxing Club. As we prepare to select our 2017 Fight Team, we have over 35 applicants who are looking to join our mission to knockout cancer! If you think this could be the next challenge for you, this is your last chance to get your FTEC2017 Fight Team Application in. Defeat Is NOT An Option Do you have what it takes to Fight To End Cancer? Date: Saturday October 1, 2016 Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm *NEW TIME Location: Kingsway Boxing Club (22 Jutland Rd. Unit B. Toronto ON.) REGISTER...


A TRUE FIGHTER IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING MARK SMITHER

Posted: October 7, 2016

Mark Smither (black uniform) fighting in the 2012 inaugural Fight To End Cancer gala. A TRUE FIGHTER IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING MARK SMITHER   Starting from our humble beginnings, the Fight To End Cancer has raised over $500,000 in direct donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Everyone’s hard work and dedication constantly moves us closer to our main goal -  ending cancer within out lifetime!   As we prepare to select the 2017 Fight Team, we are reminded how much FTEC has grown since the inaugural gala in 2012. There were many memorable...


MARIELA BURKETT IS KNOCKING OUT CANCER WITH HER EXCLUSIVE SURVIVAL BOOTCAMP

Posted: September 25, 2016

THE FTEC2017 FIGHT TEAM IS TAKING FORM With the greatest of honours, Mariela Fit has joined forces with the Fight To End Cancer. Together we stand united to Fight The Fight That Affects Us All! A mother of two, Mariela Burkett is a huge advocate in promoting awareness of the mental struggle associated with cancer (during diagnoses, remission and life after). Joining the 2017 Fight Team seemed like the perfect fit, but life wasn't making way for the time needed to commit to the yearlong event. There had to be another option for her to join the fight... Burkett is...


SILVER IS MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD | FEATURING PIOTR MALACHOWSKI

Posted: October 10, 2016

Piotr Malachowski on the podium at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games SILVER IS MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD | FEATURING PIOTR MALACHOWSKI An Olympic medal and a place on the podium, is the goal that all athletes strive for within their own career. Once attained, their medal’s serve as a reminder of their athletic achievements. If you were to hear that an Olympian has decided to sell their Olympic medal what would be the first thing comes to mind? Are they crazy?! What are they thinking?! Well that is what Polish Olympian and Silver Medalist Piotr Malachowski is doing! However, he has...


Lights, Camera, ACTION! Featuring AV Canada

Posted: September 7, 2016

AV CANADA HAS BEEN BRINGING LIFE TO THE FIGHT TO END CANCER SINCE 2013 Providing Audio and Visual Capabilities To The Gala Event, Working To Shine Light On A Cure To Cancer AV-CANADA is pleased to support this great cause, first as a Corporate Member of the Community and secondly, as a Company that has had many of our employees personally touched by cancer. No one is immune - we all know someone, either family, friends or co-workers - who has been affected by Cancer in one way or another. Jennifer and the entire team she has assembled are to be congratulated on their dedication...


INTRODUCING THE COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM | FEATURING LUIS PARADES

Posted: September 23, 2016

NO LIMITS IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER The FTEC Ambassador Program Takes Our Fight Worldwide The Annual Fight To End Cancer Gala, showcases a group of 10 charity boxers who dedicate the better part of their year to literally stepping into the ring to fight cancer. With a new group of fighters every year for the past 6 years, the Fight To End Cancer's alumni and committee has grown to over 150 active members. Though the fighters play an integral role in all aspects of FTEC, none of this would be possible without the event committee who work in the shadows. One of Luis' many...


Z103.5 IS BACK IN THE RING FOR FTEC2017 | BECOME A FIGHTER

Posted: August 28, 2016

It is with great pleasure that Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) announces Toronto Top 40 Radio Station, Z103.5, will be fighting with us once again in 2017 as our Official Media Partner! The Fight To End Cancer is now recruiting for 2017 fighters, on Saturday, October 1st. at Toronto’s Kingsway Boxing Club. Do YOU want to step into our ring? Help us in our mission to knock out cancer. Learn how YOU can take part in this fight…Donate. Initiate. Participate. Visit fighttoendcancer.com…. Defeat is NOT an option. Be sure to keep your eyes (and especially ears) open for...


FIGHTING CANCER SINCE DAY ONE | FEATURING KASSANDRA O'REILLY

Posted: September 8, 2016

A THROWBACK TO FTEC2012 | FEATURING KASSANDRA O'REILLY Kassandra and her brother Josh O'Reilly both fought in the inaugural Fight To End Cancer Annual Gala. The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) has increasingly grown, as the years have passed, raising over $500,000 in direct donations to cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and spreading awareness about the cause. Over 50 fighters have fought in the event since its inception in 2011 and each and every one of them hold a special place in the FTEC family. It's hard to believe that it's been over been 5 years since...

Tags: Boxing Canada, Boxing Ontario, Fight to End Cancer, Janaya Khan, Kassandra O'Reilly


IN THE FAST LANE TO END CANCER | KUROBLACK IN TORONTO

Posted: August 23, 2016

The Super Stealth team at our official 2016 Media Day, in support of the Fight To End Cancer Fighters TRUE HEROES IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | SUPER STEALTH Just weeks before the 5th Annual Fight To End Cancer Gala, we were introduced to, what turned out to be, our first ever Official Transportation Partner - Super Stealth. This ambitious, fun and successful company had just launched their ride hailing app called Kuroblack , here in Toronto. Without hesitation, Peter Dawson, Vice-President and David Wiley, who is in charge of all sales and promotion, jumped at the opportunity...


SANTIAGO LANGE MAKES HISTORY IN RIO 2016 | THE HARDER THE BATTLE, THE SWEETER THE VICTORY!

Posted: September 5, 2016

Lung cancer survivor, Santiago Lange, makes history in Rio! Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza celebrating their victory. What a battle this Olympian had to face in the last couple of years. What if you were told that you had the biggest battle of your life coming up and you needed to put your Olympic dreams on hold? How would you react? This is exactly what happened with Argentinean Olympic Sailor, Santiago Lange. Last year, Santiago was diagnosed with lung cancer, but he didn’t let that get in his way of making it to the Olympics, once again.  As a treatment method, Santiago...

Tags: Rio2016, SANTIAGO LANGE


ARE YOU FIT TO BECOME A FIGHTER? | CALLING ALL WHITE-COLLAR BOXERS

Posted: October 5, 2016

2016 Fighter Natasa Jamnik-Sousa between rounds with her coach Virgil Barrow ARE YOU FIT TO BECOME A FIGHTER? CALLING ALL WHITE-COLLAR BOXERS With Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) 2016 in the books, planning is already underway for next year’s event. The selection process for the FTEC2017 Fight Team is underway and we wanted to share a couple of tips and tricks that the coaches of FTEC use to train our fighters. FTEC fighters are all regular, "white-collar" men and women who decide to step into the ring for the very first time, for a cause that is very important to them...


A KNUCKLEHEAD'S GUIDE TO ENDING CANCER | MATT LENNOX

Posted: August 15, 2016

A FIGHTER IN AND OUTSIDE OF THE RING | FEATURING MATT LENNOX The crowd roared in excitement, as both boxers landed punch after punch, ducking and weaving - never giving in during their time in the ring. Matt Lennox and his opponent, Ryan Morris, put on nothing short of a Heavyweight Title fight at Fight To End Cancer 2015. As the time keeper hit the bell for the final time, both boxers embraced each other, as a sign of respect, in front of the 600 plus spectators. The Official in the ring brought both men to the middle of the ring and as the announcer read the official...


STEPPING THROUGH THE ROPES WITH TJ MOSHER

Posted: August 15, 2016

COMMITTEE FEATURE: TJ MOSHER Meet FTEC Fight Team Assistant Coach, TJ Mosher... Coach TJ holding the pads for FTEC 2016 boxer Kael Cruz as he prepared for the June 4th gala. If you are a regular at the Kingsway Boxing Club, or follow the Fight To End Cancer (FTEC), then you know the Mosher family very well! Lynn Mosher is an amazing volunteer that has supported FTEC throughout the years. Her son decided to join the FTEC team just like she did - and TJ joined in a big way by helping train and develop the fighters for the big fight! Three years ago, TJ began assisting Fight...


A COMMUNITY BANDING TOGETHER IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES

Posted: July 28, 2016

Official FTEC Recording Artist, Tristan Gomes, who closed out the 2016 Gala with the most memorable walkout for Main Event fighter, Cory Raymond. Brought to you by Z103.5 - Fight To End Cancer Official Media PartnerPhoto Credit: Nicholas Theodorou 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 sponsors have found innovative ways to join the fight! Raising upwards of $170,000.00 in direct donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation...


JOIN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | IT’S EVERYONES BATTLE

Posted: August 3, 2016

2014 Main Event Fighter, Mitch Krystantos, with Sarah Watkin. After two years of battling acute myeloid leukemia, 7-year-old Sarah Watkin passed away in November 2014. 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 sponsors have found innovative ways to join the fight year round! From fundraising initiatives to corporate partnerships, the sky is the limit when it comes to fighting cancer. Join us in the Fight To End Cancer! See a...


KNOCKING OUT BREAST CANCER IS ALL IN THE WORKOUT

Posted: July 18, 2016

EXERCISE DIRECTLY LINKED TO REDUCING THE CHANCES OF BREAST CANCER FTEC2016 Fighter, Sam Krystantos training for fight nightPhoto Credit: Al Quintero Photography A recent released Canadian study has discovered a link between reducing the chance of Breast Cancer with exercise! The study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology by York University Professor Michael Connor found that different hormones produced in fat cells in obese individuals can lead to breast cancer cell growth, however with daily exercise the effects of these fat cells can be fought against and help to prevent...


ONCE A FIGHTER - ALWAYS A FIGHTER | FEATURING SHIREEN FABING

Posted: July 21, 2016

Catching up with 2013 FTEC Fighter - Shireen “The Machine” Fabing Coached by Virgil Barrow, Shireen "The Machine" Fabing gets ready for her opponent before the first bell! On a sunny June afternoon, boxers from different parts of Ontario made their way to Toronto’s west end as a scheduled club show was about to kick off. The card had various types of boxers ready to impress, but there was one bout that stood out. Kingsway Boxing’s own Shireen “The Machine” Fabing was stepping into the squared ring again to take on a strong opponent! Shireen displayed her skill and...


CANADIAN ACTOR CRAIG LAUZON'S THOUGHTS ON FIGHTING TO END CANCER

Posted: June 27, 2016

BUT FIRST... JUSTIN TRUDEAU'S FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING CRAIG LAUZON Canadian Actor Craig Lauzon Reflects On Fighting To End Cancer   with Erica McMaster Every year the Fight To End Cancer features a new team of extraordinary men and women.  From lawyers and CEO's to Canadian Actors like 2016's Main Event, Craig Lauzon. Collectively with his 9 teammates, An astounding $120,000.00 was raised within their personal networks. Coupled with the night’s additional fundraising efforts at the Gala, we project over $170,000.00 will be directly donated to...


THE STRENGTH OF A WOMAN | BREAST CANCER AWARENESS – IT’S LIFE OR DEATH!

Posted: July 8, 2016

Natasa Jamnik-Sousa (Blue) Vs. Samantha Krystantos (Red) in what was one of Fight To End Cancer's most talked about fights in the 2016 Charity Boxing Gala. Photo Credit: Dayrit Photography On average, 96,400 Canadian women will be diagnosed with cancer and 37,000 women will die from cancer. Promoting the awareness of the effects cancer has on women is a very big theme of our initiatives. Every year, the Fight To End Cancer Gala features, at least one female bout that proves to be the 'Fight Of The Night'. Life becomes more bearable when we possess awareness. Simply put, awareness...


ON THE SCENE NETWORK AT THE FIGHT TO END CANCER 2016

Posted: June 13, 2016

Fight To End Cancer Gala 2016 5th annual Fight to End Cancer fundraising gala turned out bigger and better than anyone had expected. Featuring elegant gourmet dinner, various entertainers along with Olympic-style boxing, the event has raised over $500,000 in just 5 years, directly supporting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. OTSN host Darriel Roy caught up with the host of the event Ben Mulroney as well as Fight to End Cancer founder Jennifer Huggins. @fightendcancer @thePMCF @OTSNmedia “On The Scene Network” is a web series & TV Show that provides an exclusive...