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Peel Paramedic will go the Distance for Fallen Soldiers’ Children

Heading to the ring for the second time in the name of education, Peel Paramedic Nicole Tomasella, is dedicating her life’s work and a lot of her personal time caring for people.

On October 25 she will be boxing to raise money for the post-secondary education of the children of the 158 Canadian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan.

“After a long shift the training can be tough, but losing a parent is an emotional journey that no young person should have to experience,” says Tomasella. “It gives me the strength to push myself and give these kids an opportunity they deserve.”

President of the Canadian Emergency Services Boxing Association and Peel Police Inspector Barry Dolan is the founder of the Ringside for Heroes and also Nicole’s coach. The fundraiser is in support of the Canada Company.

The boxing matches will have Canadian Police Officers (Metro Toronto, Peel, OPP) and Military Personnel battling a combined team consisting of boxers from the Boston police department and US Marine Corp.

The event will take place at the Fort York Armoury at 660 Fleet St. W. in Toronto. The doors open at 5 p.m. The boxing starts at 7 p.m. Parking and admission are free. If you wish to make a donation, you can do so at the door or online.

For more information visit Ringside for Heroes.

Peel paramedic Nicole Tomasella celebrates with two Canadian Armed Forces
soldiers at last year’s event.

In an emergency, always call 9-1-1

Revised: Tuesday October 22 2013


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