I am NOT a doctor…but it doesn’t take a doctor to realize how much cancer sucks…stinks, even.
While I aim to cover a wide array of topics with this platform, I have to go back with what brought me to the dance: pro wrestling. I love wrestling for many, many reasons, but I love it lately because it helps honour the memory of those lost while raising funds and awareness towards the complete and utter annihilation of cancer.
Tomorrow night in Ottawa there is a HUGE show taking place called Fighting Back. The show will be dedicated to the memory of Francois “Phrank” Morin, who died after a brief but intense battle with cancer.
Phrank passed away on April 1st, and before he passed, he approved plans for a fundraising event this summer, benefiting the Canadaian Cancer Society. Following his death, the event was decided to take place and raise funds in Phrank’s name. The hope of the event is to raise as much money as possible for the CCS.
The event honouring Morin, who wrestled for years under the guises of Kid Supreme, Stinky the Homeless Guys and Bash Bison, will feature former WWE star Low-Ki, ECW original Tommy Dreamer and the PWG Champion Kevin Steen.
Members of the C*4 and Inter Species Wrestling families, along with many others are responsible for this great event. Fundraising efforts even started before this show with such events as a theatre showing of the cult-classic: No Holds Barred. The film, which some (me) would argue is based on true events, follows the blood feud between Rip (Hulk Hogan) and ZZZZZZZZZues!
T-shirts, which feature a cartoon drawing of Phrank and a caption reading “Cancer Stinks” are available as well, with proceeds going to charity. The T-shirt brand I am associated with, Try This On For Size, were lucky enough to print them for the event, and though we can’t be there in person, we are more than stoked to help out with this AWESOME cause!
It all goes down this Friday Tudor Hall (3750 North Bowesville Road) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at 8pm. Check out http://www.fighting-back.ca for more info.
Dr. Steve, Ph.D. (Pretty Helpful Dude)