In March last year I took part in a white collar boxing event to raise funds in the fight against cancer … it is known as the Fight for the Cure and is run in Ottawa. As a participant I actually gave blood, in addition to time and money for this cause … yet it was the organisers who really made this event happen. In Ottawa the main organiser was Matt Whitteker, a very impressive twenty-something entrepreneur … although there were plenty of people involved. In March of this year that same event saw MP Justin Trudeau fight Senator Patrick Brazeau, raising even more money for this great cause!
Helping out in my corner a little more than a year ago was a young lady from Toronto, Jennifer Huggins who owns and operates the Kingsway Boxing Club. She was so impressed with the event that she saw it as a great way to give to her community … and on June 9th the First Annual Fight to End Cancer will take place at the Woodbine Race Track in Toronto.
This young entrepreneur has devoted hundreds of hours to make this happen!
She has donated her time, her gym, her contacts and equipment to ensure that there are some very interesting fights to entertain the crowd.
She engineered a partnership with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
She has gathered sponsors, volunteers and participants to create a BIG event!!!
She did this to GIVE back!!!
We all benefit when people like Jennifer give … we all benefit even more if we ALL give!
So be like Jennifer just a little … give a little of yourself, give some money, give some time!
Kevin Dee is CEO of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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