FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
17 March 2015
CHARITY BOXING’S NEW RENAISSANCE: FIGHT TO END CANCER
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation finds new heroes in our 2015 Fight Team
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 — TORONTO, ON – The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is proud to unveil its official campaign image for our 2015 fundraising season. Taking inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Renaissance masterpiece, The Last Supper; this powerful image perfectly captures the passion and dedication shown by each member of our 2015 Fight Team on their journey of stepping into the ring, as they look to conquer their opponent and more importantly – help to conquer cancer.
On Saturday, May 30th 2015 our team of amateur fighters will lace up their boots, strap on their gloves and step into the ring to help knockout cancer at Fight To End Cancer’s fourth annual black tie gala held at the prestigious Old Mill, in Toronto – in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
This heroic group of ten white-collar, men & women, have graciously volunteered countless hours of their personal time, as they train vigorously at our official training facility, the Kingsway Boxing Club. Under the direction and guidance of both FTEC’s Executive Director & Founder, Jennifer Huggins & FTEC’s Fight Team Captain, Virgil Barrow, these amateur fighters are being given all the tools they will need to both physically and mentally be ready for one of the most important moments of their lives.
Since this past October, our fighters have trained three days a week, in order to master the fine skills needed to properly compete in the technical sport of Olympic-style boxing – and they are doing this all in the name of raising funds & awareness in support of cancer research.
As the founder of Fight To End Cancer, Jennifer Huggins has had the privilege of seeing her ultimate vision of knocking out cancer in our lifetime grow each year, since 2012, to new levels of achievement. In her own words, Jennifer reflects on the success of Fight To End Cancer in such a short time:
“Fighting cancer was a personal decision I made over four years ago. It touches me beyond words to have built a vision that others are willing to literally fight for. We have had over 40 Official Fighters since the first year, along with hundreds of sponsors and thousands of guests and volunteers. With the strength of our army we will make it our mission to end cancer in our lifetime!”
As of today, our 2015 fighters have already raised nearly $50,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and with over two months of fundraising time left to go, they show no signs of slowing down. It is through these fundraising efforts, coupled with their intense commitment to training that the members of our Fight Team have helped mark a new era for the sport of boxing – its own Renaissance period, as a champion of philanthropy.
2015 Tickets are 70% Sold Out! Don’t miss out – visit fighttoendcancer.com
David Kelly, Public Relations Director
Photos available upon request and at www.fighttoendcancer.com
Interview Opportunities at boxing gym location or, via phone, email, Twitter, Facebook with:
– Jennifer Huggins (Executive Director and Founder, Fight To End Cancer)
– Virgil Barrow (Fight Team Captain, Fight To End Cancer)
– Kelly Dickinson (Special Event Manager, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation)
– FTEC 2015 Fight Team participants (contacts available upon request)
About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer is an annual black tie fundraiser founded in 2011 by Jennifer Huggins. We have chosen to partner with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation due to their direct support within the community. Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of the local community and business owners. Let’s make a difference now in the fight to end cancer for a long and successful future for everyone. Join us for the much-anticipated fourth annual Fight To End Cancer fundraiser – Saturday, May 30th, 2015. www.fighttoendcancer.com
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at http://www.thepmcf.ca
About The Kingsway Boxing Club
Kingsway Boxing Club is Toronto’s leader in boxing training for fitness, competition and stress relief. Sanctioned by Boxing Ontario, we run competitive and recreational Olympic Boxing programs. We pride ourselves on helping our clients achieve their personal fitness goals by utilizing the best coaching methods, fitness and boxing classes, facilities and training programs. We are proudly teaming up with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to help Fight To End Cancer. It is such an honour to fight for such a great cause! www.kingswayboxingclub.com