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FEATURE PARTNER | 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 our top-tier partners.

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Left To Right: Brendhan Malone and Shane Lewis-Stirling after Brendhan’s Victory in the Fight To End Cancer 2014.

This will be the fourth time welcoming Eagle as an Official Partner for our Gala.  Stepping things up in 2014, Eagle chose to become FTEC’s Lead Partner when Eagle’s own, Brendhan Malone, stepped into the ring to fight. Since then, Eagle has consistently returned as a major sponsor for the Fight To End Cancer and we are truly grateful for their ongoing support.


The relationship between FTEC and Eagle goes even further back then in 2014. They have been an incredible support system to FTEC, right from the beginning. Since day one, Eagle has been in attendance cheering on the courageous fighters who step into the ring and have helped spread the word about our event and the important cause that it is helping to raise funds for.

Kevin Dee in between rounds in Ottawa's Fight For The Cure. Coached by Final Round's Eric Bellanger and FTEC Founder Jennifer Huggins
Kevin Dee in between rounds in 2011 at Ottawa’s Fight For The Cure. Coached by Final Round’s Eric Bellanger and FTEC Founder Jennifer Huggins

Eagle Professional Resources is owned and run by Kevin Dee; a long time believer in the importance of literally fighting to find a cure for cancer. Prior to his and Eagle’s attendance at the inaugural FTEC gala; Kevin was preparing diligently for his own boxing bout against cancer when he took part as a fighter at the Fight for the Cure event held in Ottawa, in 2011.

It was then and there that FTEC’s Founder and owner of Kingsway Boxing Club, Jennifer Huggins, first met Kevin. Jennifer worked as a coach in Kevin’s corner for the Olympic-style boxing competition. Kevin shares his thoughts on Eagle’s consistent support for the Fight To End Cancer:

“This event provides much needed exposure and financial support to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and its fight to end cancer. It is because of Jennifer Huggins’ vision and drive that this event happens and I am proud to be able to play a part in the event’s success. I’m looking forward to an elegant evening with great food, great company and great entertainment.”

It is through the ongoing support of our fantastic sponsors that Fight To End Cancer continues to be as successful as it is.

A big thank you to Kevin Dee and the entire Eagle Professional Resources team!


02-eagleABOUT EAGLE PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Eagle is one of Canada’s largest staffing agencies, placing professionals who specialize in Information Technology (IT), Finance & Accounting, and Interim Executive and Management Consulting, into contract, temporary and full-time permanent positions.

Eagle opened its doors in 1996 with only 10 employees in 3 offices as an IT recruitment agency. Now, almost two decades later, we’re a full-service staffing agency that reaches beyond IT, has over 100 employees in 10 offices across Canada, achieves annual revenues exceeding $100 million, and places a wide-range of senior professionals with companies in almost every industry.

“Team” is at the heart of Eagle’s core values, and we take it seriously. Led by an energetic and enthusiastic management team, Eagle’s Account Executives, Recruitment Specialists and back-office support staff work together to ensure that everybody — clients and candidates — receive the best possible service.

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KIMURAWEAR FIGHTS TO END CANCER

imageKimurawear will once again be sponsoring the Fight To End Cancer for the second year in a row. Providing products for over 3,000 boxing/martial arts clubs worldwide, Kimurawear has truly made their mark in the industry. 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 can be attributed to different areas of your life. According to them, being an athlete means that you exhibit confidence, focus, strength and that you participate in a healthy, active lifestyle. Kimurawear wants to inspire you to choose positivity, strength & focus in all aspects of your life and they believe that you must push yourself to achieve personal goals.

Being an athlete has no age limit, so whether you’re 10, 20 or 85-years-old, they want to hear why you’re an athlete, and why you push yourself to be the best that you can be. Join the online conversation with Kimurawear by using the hashtag, #IamAnAthlete.

Our Fight To End Cancer Fight Team proudly sports the newest lines of Kimurawear boxing equipment, as they work hard towards their main event matches at our 5th Annual Fight To End Cancer gala, benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.


Jeff Lopes | President/Founder of Kimurawear

Words From Jeff Lopes, President & Founder of Kimurawear:

Kimurawear is a proudly Canadian-owned company that is honoured to be supporting Jennifer Huggins (Fight To End Cancer Founder), and the entire Fight To End Cancer team in the journey to put an end to a disease that affects over 500 Canadians every day.  Being a brand that develops and manufactures boxing equipment for the past 10 years, when Jennifer approached us a few years back to ask us to support the Fight To End Cancer, it automatically felt like the perfect marriage for us to work with them.

Kimurawear works with a handful of charities that all have a special meaning for us. Cancer has touched many of our own family and friends. Putting an end to cancer is a topic we all strongly support. We encourage everyone to support and donate to this amazing event, as we all have one main goal…to put an end to cancer.


Legendary Artist David Bowie Loses Battle Against Cancer at 69


Story via The Hollywood Reporter by Mike Barnes, Shirley Halperin, Billboard
1/10/2016 10:42pm PST


The singer-songwriter and producer excelled at glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during an eclectic 40-plus-year career.

David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” read a statement posted on the artist’s official social media accounts.

The influential singer-songwriter and producer excelled at glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic 40-plus-year career. He just released his 25th album, Blackstar, Jan. 8, which was his birthday.

Bowie’s artistic breakthrough came with 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, an album that fostered the notion of rock star as space alien. Fusing British mod with Japanese kabuki styles and rock with theater, Bowie created the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

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JENNIFER HUGGINS | NOTABLE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

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Jennifer Huggins: Notable Young Entrepreneur

Photographed by Dan Lim (http://danlimphoto.com) Image: Jennifer Huggins (Kingsway Boxing Club).
Photographed by Dan Lim (http://danlimphoto.com) Image: Jennifer Huggins (Kingsway Boxing Club).

Fight To End Cancer is proud to announce that its Founder & Executive Director, Jennifer Huggins, was recently featured on Notable.ca’s prestigious “Notable Young Entrepreneur” list.

Being featured on this list is an incredible opportunity for young professionals, both here in Toronto and nationally across Canada!

This bestowed recognition of Jennifer’s hard work by Notable.ca for being a driven, entrepreneurial force in the philanthropic and professional sports industries, is a true honour for her and Fight To End Cancer, as a whole.

Congratulations Jennifer! Very well deserved.

You can read her interview with Notable.ca below:


1. Describe what you do in less than 140 characters. Go.

CEO, Founder and Serial Entrepreneur. Gym Owner, Boxing Referee, Director. All titles help describe what I do for work – barely touching on what I hope to achieve.


2. What was the inspiration for your career route?

My peers, community and mentors are constantly inspiring me. My career has been heavily influenced by my life in the sport of Olympic boxing. However, it was where I started as a competitive figure skater that inspired me the most and developed my competitive drive.


3. What is the most memorable milestone in your career so far?

The most memorable milestone in my career to date happened only last month. I was selected to work two back-to-back Olympic boxing tournaments – the European Championships in Bulgaria and the American Continental Championships in Venezuela. Both of these tournaments served as qualifiers for the World Championships, which are the qualifier for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Another memorable milestone that ties in very closely to these tournaments was the accomplishment of working in Taipei earlier this year at the Women’s World Championships. What made this milestone so special was the fact that I managed to be halfway across the world while my team was home in Toronto executing the official media day for my annual fundraiser, Fight To End Cancer. This was the first time in my career that I was able to plan and delegate successfully with the outcome being such a positive experience for all who were involved.


4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?

Somewhere… Anywhere… Everywhere – hopefully in that order! Many entrepreneurs would agree that a question like this is very difficult to answer. Our success, ambitions and, sometimes, happiness is heavily hinged on the ever-changing world around us. Five years can be a generation – 10 years a lifetime – 20 years a blessing. I guess if I had to make a prediction, or even just a wish, I will hopefully be working with the youth of the community inspiring change, encouraging community involvement, and trying to have a positive impact on the world we leave for future generations to come.


5. Do you have any advice for other young professionals?

Focus on achieving your goals, but don’t put on the blinders. Personal success is defined by your ability to appreciate the impact of your accomplishments. It is important to take a step back to be inspired by yourself more than the approval of those around you. This has always been my recipe to muster up the energy when things get tough… and things will get tough at times!


6. Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is it (or they) important to you?

I support the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation through my annual gala fundraiser, Fight To End Cancer. This foundation means so much to me personally, to my close friends and family, and to the future of the world we live in. It is important to support those who help make an impact, not only in the present but also for the future. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is making a difference now and has made it their mission to create a brighter, cancer-free future.

Photographed by Vincent Dayrit (http://www.dayritphotography.ca)
Photographed by Vincent Dayrit (http://www.dayritphotography.ca)

7. What does the word notable mean to you?

Interesting to someone – maybe many people. Worth taking note of.


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1. Where is your favourite place to wine/ dine in your city and why?

“Mom and Pop” diners anywhere around the city. I love feeling nostalgic while taking in the warm company of people who live, breath and literally eat what they believe in.

2. What’s the most visited website on your Internet browser?

Google.

3. Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?

Muhammad Ali.

4. What’s your favourite cocktail?

Rye and Ginger.

5. What gives you the greatest FOMO?

My greatest FOMO comes from good weather. Looking out the window on a beautiful day from my office can be a harsh reminder of other important things in life that I may be missing out on. Sacrifice, many times, includes things that are within reach.

6. What would be your last meal? And don’t hold back…

A starter of curry butternut squash soup with sour cream mixed on top with green onion garnish; lamb chops, medium rare, with gnocchi and some sort of gravy with a red wine base; finishing with the biggest ice cream sundae that has every topping (except for nuts because I’m allergic and that would definitely make it my last meal!)

7. What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

eBay Junky – when I can’t sleep, or sometimes it’s the catalyst to my insomnia, I like to buy ridiculously awesome items that cost less than $2 with free shipping from eBay!


Link to article:
http://notable.ca/jennifer-huggins-todays-notable-young-entrepreneur/

FIGHTING CANCER IN THE 2015 PAN AM GAMES


pan para logoThe month of July was an exciting time for the City of Toronto by successfully hosting the 2015 Pan American Games (not to mention the ParaPan Am Games about to begin this week). Toronto proudly accommodated thousands of athletes, coaches, families and supporters from 41 countries internationally.

For many Torontonians, it was a hard decision on which sport to focus on and who to cheer for, as there were so many to choose from. However, for the team at Fight To End Cancer – boxing was our “Main Event”. The sport of boxing remains the headlining entertainment at our annual gala fundraiser in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation; however, it was especially highlighted upon at our 2015 edition that took place this year on May 30th.

Our friend, Mandy Bujold, attended Fight To End Cancer 2015 as a special guest and presented an award to our Co-Main Event, which featured two of our female corporate fighters, Erica McMaster and Paige Cunningham. In addition to presenting the award, Bujold took a moment to talk to our guests about her experiences as a female in boxing and the journey she has embarked on towards competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was a truly inspirational moment for the many men and women in attendance at our gala that will hopefully encourage some to take a stronger interest in the sport that she has devoted her life to for over a decade.

51kg Women's Elite Boxing GOLD Medalist posing with Abbey after her fight in the Pan Am Games. Abbey's Mom Dawn Ramsey-Brown fought in the 2014 Fight To End Cancer.
51kg Women’s Elite Boxing GOLD Medalist Mandy Bujold posing with Abbey after her fight in the 2015 Pan Am Games. Abbey’s mom, Dawn Ramsey-Brown, fought in the 2014 Fight To End Cancer.

With an already impressive amateur-boxing resume and a passion and drive to fight in the Olympics, Bujold managed to recently add a major new notch to her belt after capturing the Women’s Elite 51kg GOLD medal for Canada, at this years’ 2015 Pan Am Games.

We would like to send a huge congratulations to Mandy and all of our incredible Team Canada athletes, who continue to inspire greatness! Fight To End Cancer would also like to send a special shout-out to the Boxing Canada team for bringing in 3 GOLD and 3 BRONZE medals! It is these athletes who continue to inspire our corporate, amateur fighters to train to become true boxers, before stepping into our ring to take part in the fight to end cancer.


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When the winner of the 51kg Women's Elite GOLD medalist was announced - Mandy Bujold
When the winner of the 51kg Women’s Elite GOLD medalist was announced – Mandy Bujold

The gold medalists for boxing in the 2015 Pan Am Games Left to Right: Arthur Biyarslanov (64 kg) - Mandy Bujold (51kg) - Caroline Veyre (60kg)
The gold medalists for boxing in the 2015 Pan Am Games
Left to Right: Arthur Biyarslanov (64 kg) – Mandy Bujold (51kg) – Caroline Veyre (60kg)