Held at the Old Mill Toronto, the
sold-out event was hosted by CTV etalk’s Ben Mulroney and brought together some
of the city's top executives and influencers who cheered on five sanctioned
Olympic-style boxing matches featuring 10 white-collar men and women with no
prior boxing experience. Canadian Olympic-bound boxer Mandy Bujold presented
awards for the female co-main event.
PCL employees are passionate
about making a positive contribution in the communities in which they live and
work. Raymond was introduced to FTEC by friend and co-worker, PCL Toronto
business development manager Sean Donovan, who trained in the 2015 program and also
won the main event.
“I knew from Sean the time and
energy it would take to fully commit to FTEC on top of my career and family
obligations, and I would be lying if I said the past six months was easy. I was
so inspired by the movement that I couldn’t turn away, and I’m so glad I carried
on because the journey was far beyond anything I could have imagined,” says
“The experience to be part of
something bigger for our community, something out of my comfort zone was beyond
my expectations. I am thankful to have the support of an amazing group of friends,
family, colleagues and sponsors who rallied behind me. I’m also honoured to
have a new group of friends through the experience who committed that no matter
whose hand was raised in victory inside of the ring, we were all winners in making
such a personal commitment to reaching the ultimate goal of conquering cancer in
Between the team’s fundraising
through personal networks and money raised at the gala, the FTEC committee
anticipates being able to donate over $170,000 to the Princess Margaret Cancer
Foundation in 2016.
inception five years ago, the event has raised over $500,000 in direct
donations for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation,” said FTEC executive director and
founder Jennifer Huggins. “Our fifth annual event was our biggest and most
successful year to date, and we are confident that we will reach our goal of
raising $1 million for the Foundation by 2018.”
bittersweet note, event organizers dedicated the evening to boxing legend
Muhammad Ali who passed away just prior to the event, in honour of the legacy
that he left behind both in and outside of the ring.
referenced a quote by the icon throughout his journey – impossible is nothing.
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