What advice would you give to other women facing a big challenge?



What advice would you give to other women facing a big challenge?

24th May 2017


To celebrate the 6th annual Fight To End Cancer event this Saturday, we are asking you – what advice would you give to other women facing a big challenge?

FTEC is the brainchild of friend of the FCN, Jennifer Huggins, who began her career in boxing after an accident as a figure skater as a child.  Since then, Jennifer has gone on to run her own boxing club – Kingsway Boxing, become an international boxing referee and of course, host her annual charity event Fight To End Cancer.

See below for more information about FTEC.

This year, two female fighters Kim Hamill and Allison Dellandrea are entering the ring to fight each other for charity.  They have been training for months for their big night and in the lead up, we have been lucky enough to interview both women and ask them what advice they would give other women facing such a big challenge as they have on the 27th May 2017.

So for this weeks #womenswednesday , we are asking you to share your advice and stories of facing big challenges.

Check out our exclusive interviews with the two female boxers on the night!


Kim Hamill 

“Jump in feet first and go for it!  This event has forever changed me as a person.  My goals for myself are different now, I have a new found confidence in who I am and what I can do that I definitely want to carry on with.  If I can do it, you can too.  The one thing that truly amazed me throughout this experience was the support you receive, from everyone around you.  The coaches, previous fighters, my fellow teammates, my family and friends, my co-workers, everyone has rallied around me and helped me to believe that I can accomplish this and if I can accomplish this, I can do anything.”



Allison Dellandrea 

“Go for it.  Believe in yourself.  Ask lots of questions of other strong women who you respect.  Try as hard as you can today.  And then try a little bit harder tomorrow.  And by the end of your first week of effort, look back and recognize the gains that you have made.  Embrace this sense of achievement, no matter how modest the gains. And then build on from there.  Go one block farther than yesterday’s run.  Do one extra pull-up. Practice for one more round.   Little by little, the persistence of your efforts will have the effect of shrinking the magnitude of your challenge, whatever it is.  You will be one step closer to your goal.    And remember that life is also about the journey – not just reaching your goals or overcoming your challenges.  It is about learning from the process that brings you there.  Gaining from the experiences, instruction, and support of others – and giving of your own as well.  Every woman is a fighter.  Fight for what is worthy and what is right. And when you do, take note of the army of women who will rally around you to support your success.  It’s a guarantee.”




About FTEC

Founded in 2011, the Fight To End Cancer has raised over $600,000.00, in support of cancer research, with proceeds going directly to the Princess Margaret Urgent Cancer Priorities Fund at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


The year-long fundraising efforts of the Fight To End Cancer are celebrated each year in an event like no other. Featuring a new group of white-collar men and women, 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.


Answers – image by Louise Capicotto





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