Putting the gloves to cancer
Five years ago, the Palmer Bros. Charity Golf Tournament
began directing the event proceeds to Princess Margaret
Cancer Centre after one of their own was diagnosed with
leukemia. By then, the event had already been running
for more than two decades. Headquartered in Pickering,
Ontario, Palmer Bros. has been providing heating and air
conditioning services to their community for over 40 years.
They have raised over $30,000 for leukemia research at The
Princess Margaret. Because they wanted to help leukemia
patients and nursing staff in a more direct way, they also
purchased furniture and more than a dozen televisions for
the cancer centre’s hematology department.
More than 160 golfers take part in the tournament each year.
Palmer Bros. Charity Golf Tournament now aims to
improve care for leukemia patients
2016 Report to Our Donors
If, as many say, Generation X
embodies and celebrates individual
effort, entrepreneurial spirit and risk-
taking, then Jennifer Huggins is right
in the bull’s eye. As a teenager, she
was a competitive figure skater and
then she went on tour as a magician’s
assistant. She has learned what it
takes to put on a show and engage
Then Jennifer found her real passion—
boxing—and she has turned it into
a successful business and a way to give back to her community. She now owns Kingsway Boxing Club with two
locations in Etobicoke, offers personal training, and is accredited as a boxing referee at the Olympic level.
In 2011, she created Fight To End Cancer. Each year, she auditions and selects ten people with no prior boxing
experience and trains them for six months in preparation for fight night—a black tie charity gala held in the
ballroom of the Old Mill. In five years, Jennifer, her fighters and supporters, have raised over $500,000 for
The Princess Margaret.
Heather Harris andher daughter Jessie