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Fight To End Cancer – A Renaissance Tale in Philanthropy

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 — TORONTO, ON – Hanging up their suits and lacing up their boots all in the name of a good cause, was the decision that each member of Eagle’s Fight To End Cancer 2014 Fight Team made when they volunteered to step into a boxing ring. These ten “white-collar” men and women, with no prior boxing experience, will be literally fighting to end cancer at our third annual black-tie gala in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Through the involvement of business professionals, like the members of our Fight To End Cancer Fight Team, and the companies they represent; the sport of boxing is finding a new lease on life – headlining fundraising events. With so many different fundraisers currently saturating the market; boxing is a welcomed change from the status quo and has been enthusiastically embraced by corporate culture as a powerful, fun and inspirational way to raise money and help in the fight to find a cure. The Fight To End Cancer has seen tremendous support and interest from companies since its inception and now, as we approach our third year, we have the privilege of announcing Eagle Professional Resources as our presenting title sponsor for 2014’s event.

The enthusiasm from members of the business community to get involved and support the cause through participation in the sport of boxing, has been impressive. When asked for his input on why boxing seems to be such a desirable fundraising activity for corporate culture; Sonny Wong, Chief Official of Boxing Canada, had this to share,

“In today’s health conscious society, we concentrate on healthy eating and staying fit. I can think of no better workout than a boxing program. Perhaps, the Fight To End Cancer draws in people who have come to a point in their lives where they are wanting to help make a change and the focus on fitness for them, is key. I think boxing’s benefits from a health point of view, plus the thrill of actually stepping in the ring and fighting for a good cause is important to people.”

Additionally, the Fight To End Cancer’s Fight Team Captain and head coach at Kingsway Boxing Club (official training facility for all FTEC fighters), Virgil Barrow, had this to share from his personal experience of training amateur corporate boxers,

“Chess is often used to describe the mindset inside the boxing ring between two opponents. As the Fight Team Captain, I would argue that it’s more like playing chess against yourself. You must train two people to fight each other and understand both fighter’s strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the day, corporate charity boxing is great for the sport. It allows people that never thought about boxing as an opportunity – for them to step inside the ring, to fight for a great cause.”

Boxing is stepping back into the spotlight as a popular sporting experience, thanks in large part to charity boxing fundraisers like the Fight To End Cancer. Through financial support and physical participation from the business community, the great sport of boxing has entered a renaissance period – as a champion in philanthropy.

About The Fight To End Cancer

The Fight To End Cancer Gala 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 third annual Fight To End Cancer fundraiser – Saturday, May 31st, 2014. Fight To End Cancer is a gala, which hosts an elegant gourmet dinner, various entertainers, along with Olympic style boxing, including local business leaders and celebrity bouts. This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in

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

About The Kingsway Boxing Club

Kingsway Boxing 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 honor to fight for such a great cause!