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'THIRD ROUND' OF FIGHT TO END CANCER A KNOCKOUT SUCCESS!

June 9, 2014
Filed Under: Boxing News

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Fight To End Cancer Official Fight Team and Coaches on the Red Carpet at the 2014 Gala on May 31 at the Old Mill Inn Toronto. Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman

3RD ANNUAL BLACK-TIE GALA DELIVERS OVER $85K IN COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 -TORONTO, ON – The minute you stepped onto the red carpet you knew you were in for an evening like no other. Fight To End Cancer’s (FTEC) Third Annual black-tie gala was the biggest and most successful year yet! The sold out event hosted by the luxurious Old Mill Inn Toronto, brought together some of the city’s top executives and influencers who banded together and cheered on the 2014 Official Fight Team, as they stepped into the boxing ring to literally fight to end cancer; all in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

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Andrew Young (red trunks) of Geek Oracle versus Derek Van Doorn (black trunks) of Loopstra Nixon LLP – Much anticipated Heavyweight bout won by Van Doorn.

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Over 600 guests packed into the Old Mill Inn filling the venue with energy that could be felt across Toronto.

Mitch Krystantos, FTEC2014 Main Event opponent to Simon Miller - Both fighters raised over $13,000.00 individually.

Mitch Krystantos, FTEC2014 Main Event opponent to Simon Miller – Both fighters raised over $13,000.00 individually.

Eagle - FTEC Title Event Parter Left to Right: Janis Grantham and Kevin Dee of Eagle Professional Resources, Jennifer Huggins Founder of Fight To End Cancer.

Eagle – FTEC Title Event Parter
Left to Right: Janis Grantham and Kevin Dee of Eagle Professional Resources, Jennifer Huggins Founder of Fight To End Cancer.

Five sanctioned Olympic Style Boxing matches were the perfect celebration for the commitment and hard work of the 2014 fighters. After over six months of intense training and fundraising; all ten fighters are true champions. FTEC’s motto ‘Defeat Is Not An Option’ is the reality for this team as they rallied together and raised an astounding $50,000.00 within their personal networks. Coupled with the night’s additional fundraising efforts at the gala, over $85,000.00 will be donated to the Princess Margaret in 2014! After three strong years of fundraising efforts, the Fight To End Cancer has now successfully raised $150,000.00 in direct donations to the hospital’s foundation.

Eagle Professional Resources, joined the team as FTEC’s first ever Title Partner. Having Eagle in the corner gave way for this years event to become a Knockout Success! Kevin Dee, Eagle’s CEO, had this to say about his company’s involvement for the year:

“At Eagle we will always support the communities in which we operate, that is our responsibility. When we are able to bring value to a first class event like the Fight To End Cancer, while supporting a fantastic cause, it just makes the giving that much more enjoyable. Great job by the organizers, unbelievable commitment and courage demonstrated by the fighters and a great night had by all.”

Through the hard work and dedication of Fight To End Cancer’s founder, Jennifer Huggins, and the entire executive planning team and volunteers, this fundraiser continues to grow each year. As they look to start planning for 2015, Jennifer took a moment to share her thoughts on this year’s successes:

“This years experience has been comparable to none. Each team involved in this years event have made it their personal mission Fight To End Cancer. What started as a personal vision, has now evolved into a journey shared by the fighters, volunteers, sponsors and guests.”

With incredibly strong interest from corporate executives who are already looking to join our
2015 fight team and companies approaching us to come on board as sponsors for next year and beyond; it appears as though Fight To End Cancer will be ‘lacing up’ for even greater future success. Our core mission to knock-out cancer in our lifetime, will be fulfilled. Believe it!