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Mike's Manscaping Challenge for Cancer Concludes Wednesday

January 16, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

WHO: Tiger-Cats centre Mike Filer Tiger-Cats Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Matt Afinec Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation's VP, Development, K.C. Carruthers WeatherTech Canada's Tony Page and Joe Magri

WHAT: Hamilton Tiger-Cats centre Mike Filer will wrap up Mike's Manscaping Challenge for Cancer by donating his hair and shaving his beard as part of the initiative to raise money in support of 'Tomorrow Stems From You™' for the new Stem Cell Transplant Unit expansion at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. *Interview and photo opportunities available*

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre - B4 Shelled Space (4th Floor) 699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2 NOTE: Parking is available in the lot directly across from the hospital's main entrance on Concession Street. Media will be greeted by a Foundation representative in the Juravinski Hospital Lobby and will be escorted to the shelled space.

WHY: Filer, one of the longest serving members of the Tiger-Cats, lost his mother, Kim, to cancer in January 2017. For nine years, Kim had been receiving treatment at Juravinksi Hospital and Cancer Centre during her journey of cancer. One of the steps was a stem cell transplant at the hospital to help treat her lymphoma. All money raised through Mike's Manscaping Challenge for Cancer will be donated to the hospital's new Stem Cell Transplant Unit.

Members of the media intent on covering the event, please RSVP to Aaron Gogishvili ( or Spencer Sharkey ( by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16 to confirm your attendance.

About Tomorrow Stems From You™ Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is one of three hospitals in Ontario providing all forms of adult stem cell transplants. The 'Tomorrow Stems From You™' campaign has set a $5-million goal to enable the expansion of a dedicated and specialized clinical space, as well as the purchase of essential equipment, so that Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre can provide 50% more cancer patients with stem cell transplants. Stem cell transplants are an essential component of treatment for some patients with blood-related cancers, such as lymphoma, leukemia, and other hematological (blood) disorders. Stem cell transplants are complex and resource-intensive, requiring very specialized facilities and highly trained clinical teams. Both the treatment and potential complications from a stem cell transplant require a patient to remain in hospital for an extended period of time followed by daily hospital visits, which is one of the factors underlying the importance of this campaign.

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