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Dr. Faisal Rehman's Annual Charity Event Showdown in the Downtown Makes a Knockout Impact with $25,000 Donation to Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization

Showdown in The Downtown
Showdown in The Downtown

London, Dec. 15, 23 — Dr. Faisal Rehman's Showdown in the Downtown, in collaboration with the London Health Science Centre, delivered a knockout punch to kidney disease while simultaneously supporting the Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization with a generous donation of $25,000.


Showdown in the Downtown, an annual charity event spearheaded by Dr. Faisal Rehman, has become a beacon of hope for those battling kidney disease. This year, the event reached new heights by extending its impact beyond the realm of health, contributing significantly to the Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization.


Fierce N Fit is a Registered Charitable Organization that utilizes the transformative power of boxing and physical exercise to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs. The organization focuses on improving the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of its members, ensuring an inclusive and supportive community for all.


The $25,000 donation from Dr. Faisal Rehman's charity event will play a key role in sustaining and expanding the Fierce N Fit programs. These funds are crucial for covering various operational costs, including facility rental, insurance, supply fees, and other essential expenses that keep their initiatives running smoothly.


Fierce N Fit serves a diverse range of individuals, including those who are visually and hearing impaired, wheelchair and adaptive individuals, residents of group homes and medical facilities, as well as individuals using ventilator devices. The organization also provides specialized support for individuals with autism, Down syndrome, and other neurological impairments.


"We are immensely grateful for the Showdown in the Downtown's generous contribution, which allows us to continue our mission of providing a safe and supportive space for everyone," said Taveena Kum/Founder & Executive Director of Fierce N Fit. "These funds will empower us to maintain our programs, monthly social activities and extend our reach to even more individuals with special needs, enhancing their social and emotional well-being."


Dr. Faisal Rehman's commitment to making a positive impact on both kidney health and the broader community is truly commendable. The partnership between Showdown in the Downtown and Fierce N Fit exemplifies the profound ripple effects that charitable initiatives can have on individuals' lives.

100 Men Who Give a Damn Donation

The Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization is honoured to be the recipients of this years 100 Men Who Give a Damn donation. We were presented with a check of $10,985 towards the Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization.

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Tim Hortons smile cookie donation
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Thanks to the incredible support from Lidija and Russ at Tim Hortons in Ayr and their 2023 Holiday Smile Cookie campaign, Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization received a fantastic donation of $2096.25. We are so grateful for the local community and Tim Hortons' commitment to making a positive impact. This check presentation symbolizes not just a generous donation, but also a shared dedication to promoting inclusion for individuals with special needs. A big thank you to Tim Hortons, their patrons, and everyone involved for making this campaign a success. Together, we're working towards a more inclusive and compassionate world for everyone.

Funded by (CSRF)

Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization, receives generous funding from

The Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund

The Development of a Volunteer Management Program

Community Services Recovery Fund Grant
Community Services Recovery Fund Grant

Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization

 Annual Report 2022

Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization

Registered Charity # 765566542RR0001

Please help us continue our mission in providing a safe and accessible place for all. Every donation whether big or small makes an impact and helps continue to provide services to our Special Needs Community.


Thank you so much for supporting our Special Needs Boxing program.


A Charitable Tax Receipt will be generated immediately following all online donations.

Officially a Registered Charity

We are Officially a Registered Charitable Organization!

By: Richard Bain

The Fierce N Fit Special Needs Charitable Organization is honoured to be featured in Richard Bain's book “Shared Waters” which is an outstanding collection of pictures outlining the wonderful diversity in the city of London. 
- December 2022

Book Photo

Featured in “Shared Waters” Book

Charity Concert for Champions with Special Needs - 2022 @fiercenfitboxing

Charity Concert for Champions with Special Needs - 2022 @fiercenfitboxing

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CTV News Kitchener

Fierce N Fit Boxing Special Needs Charitable Organization uses the sport of boxing to improve the well-being of young adults living with a variety of special needs.
Mark Erwin and Cambridge Hyundai presented the Special Needs athletes with customized boxing gloves, hats and track suits and also presented a cash check to our program. CTV Kitchener covered this event .
We are most grateful for their ongoing support of our cause.

CTV News London

Showdown in the Downtown - London, ON hosts an Annual Charity Fundraiser in support of 9 different causes benefitting medical research, homelessness, poverty and vulnerable populations. Fierce N Fit Boxing is honoured to partner with PHSS Medical & Complex Care and to be a beneficiary of this annual charity fundraiser event for the second year in a row. This event provides our program with funding that helps us purchase equipment and develop programs for our special needs athletes. Our athletes also directly engage in fundraising efforts for this event to raise money for our program.

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