|PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN|
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Born in Cape Town, South Africa and raised by a single mom for most of her life, Shireen Fabing helped to her raise her younger brother and sister.
Shireen started her career in Public Relations/Marketing in Cape Town. She and her husband moved to Canada in 2002 to be close to family where she continued her PR work. Shireen went back to college and one day found herself covering exciting events and concerts for a few years.
A friend talked Shireen into going to a boxing conditioning class with her 10 years ago and she was hooked. After years of training, she entered her first amateur fight in 2013 where she took part in the Fight to End Cancer. That year she fought for her surviving "second mom" in South Africa and others touch by cancer.
2013 was a year of firsts, she also became a mom, adopting an 18 month old girl. “Life has changed in so many amazing ways, what an incredible journey. She’s my ray of sunshine and my light at the end of every tunnel."
Shireen recently lost another significant person in her life to cancer. Together with her own family and her boxing family, she is more determined than ever to help “kick cancer’s ass”.
SHIREEN FUN FACT: According to her husband, people think Shireen has the hardest, meanest looking mug, but what they don't know is that she has a huge heart and that she is really a softie!