FEATURED FIGHTER | NATASA JAMNIK-SOUSAPosted on
Leading up to Fight Night we will be featuring one of the incredible men and women who have joined the Fight to End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
Meet our #FeaturedFighter, Natasa Jamnik-Sousa, Sponsored by RV Law LLP
Our Co-Main event of the evening is brought to you by Eagle Staffing and features two lovely ladies (outside of the ring).
Meet featured fighter Natasa ‘Bad Intentions’ Jamnik-Sousa. Natasa works for RV Law LLP in the capacity of a law clerk for Marshall Reinhart and Antonietta Raviele. “I’m basically their Donna (for those of you Suits fans).”
RV Law LLP have sponsored Natasa and will be in her corner June 4th.
“… I am not an aggressive person by nature, this is a fight I could not pass up as all the proceeds raised will go towards cancer research.
Cancer is a word I despise with every fiber of my being. Unfortunately, it is a word that my family and I know all too well.”
Natasa and her family have had countless loved ones affected by cancer – many surviving, some still fighting and unfortunately, three family members that lost their battle. Natasa will be dedicating her fight to them.
“14 years ago I lost my sister to osteo sarcoma (the same type of cancer as Terry Fox). She was my older and only sister. The pain of experiencing such a loss at the young age of 17 is immeasurable. Most recently my aunt lost the fight against cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and fought valiantly until her last breath. My grandfather, unfortunately is another member of my family who I lost to cancer.”
Natasa has been a dedicated volunteer with the Fight to End Cancer since our second annual gala and has been hoping for a chance to get more involved ever since. This was her year to jump in the ring and she hasn’t taken the opportunity lightly.
Natasa set a fundraising goal of $10, 000 which she intends to reach by Fight Night on June 4th. She is 54% of the way and needs your support. Make a donation towards Natasa’s goal HERE. All donations go directly to the PMCF and receive a tax receipt.
“Losing someone to cancer is one of the most devastating occurrences to have happen in your life. When you experience a loss of this magnitude, there is a void that can never be filled.”
How is your training going so far? Any surprises?
“I am learning to take my training a day at a time. It is very easy to get overwhelmed by the technical component of the sport of boxing as there are a lot of things you need to be mindful of. One of the more difficult things for me has been to stop putting unneeded pressure on myself. I have exceedingly high expectations about the things I would like to achieve and the skills I need to obtain for same. I am trying to be more in the present and take/react to each punch as it comes.”
Good advice in any situation if you ask us. Support Natasa in her fundraising and be sure to
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