By: Josephine Nguyen (@j.at8 on Instagram) & Photography by Kingtel
What is the “Fight to End Cancer” Charity Event?
According to its website, it states that Fight to End Cancer is a charity event, “Featuring a new group of white-collar men and women each year, with no prior boxing experience, Fight To End Cancer’s annual black tie gala concludes months of their intense training, in true Olympic-style boxing, and hard work in achieving personal fundraising goals. Fight To End Cancer has quickly grown to become a premium fundraiser and showcases these brave individuals, as they lace up their gloves and step into our ring to help knock out cancer.”
And moreover, Fight to End Cancer has one core mission, “to end cancer. For us, there is no other option. Our motto is simple. Defeat Is Not An Option.”
Me and my photographer, “aka the MoVernie Spies”, decided to check this event out as it looks like an interesting concept. And what an amazing event it was as it raised money and awareness for cancer research! Well-known eTalk Host, Ben Mulroney was also on hand to show his support.
Organized by Jennifer Huggins (photo with Ben Mulroney above), who is the Founder and Executive Director for Fight to End Cancer, is also an astounding personable woman. She was awarded a boardroom in her name at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for her work to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. I am thankful to have met her and spoken to her. I was honoured that she offered seats at her dinner table for me and my guest.
I could not think of a better beautiful venue as the Old Mill Inn to hold this event. The volunteers were helpful and welcoming.
The amateur fighters who gave their time to train for weeks at Kingsway Boxing Club (KBC) were friendly and entertaining. Vignesh was nice enough to approach me and discussed his experience in assisting in the event and how cancer had affected him as his father is a cancer survivor. The doctor on site for the boxers was such a gentleman to offer me a seat ringside. The best seat in the house ever!
My partner for the evening Kingtel took some wonderful pictures as you can see from the pictures we posted here on MoVernie BLOG. It painted a picture of how the guests and the volunteers (even Ben Mulroney lended a hand in helping this event) had a great time for raising funds for charity. Virgil, another awe-inspiring person who gave his time to help the boxers learn the art of boxing.
Both the live and silent auction were great and entertaining. What caught my eye was the Norco bicycle which I did not win but another great donation to raise funds for cancer research.
Overall, it was an honour to be a part of such an important issue to fight for. At the end of the day we are all affected either directly or indirectly with cancer and need to do as best we can to find a cure.
For more information on how you can donate to support Fight to End Cancer, or purchase the gala tickets for next year or how you may want to participate or volunteer for next year’s charitable event, please click here.
Be sure to follow Fight to End Cancer on Twitter here and also follow its hashtag #FTEC2016.
Check out the rest of the awesome Fight to End Cancer photos below. Enjoy!