Realty One


Monday, November 5, 2012


Beaverton, Oregon – On behalf of former Head Coach Don Matthews, the Toronto Argonauts Football Club has issued the following statement:

"Many of my friends in the CFL have contacted me over the past few months to participate in events around the Canadian Football Hall of Fame induction and the 100th Grey Cup Festival.  Unfortunately, I will be unable to participate in any of these activities and I wanted to let Canadian Football League colleagues and fans know the reason why.
"My doctors have found cancer cells in my lymph nodes and are still trying to determine from where these cells originate.  It is early and I am still exploring my options and seeking medical advice.
"I've got this and I'm dealing with this.  But I want everyone to know I plan to fight like hell and I intend to be playing golf at this time next year.
"I wish everyone well as the 100th Grey Cup is celebrated and am sorry I will not be there with all of you as I focus, with my wife Stephanie, on my immediate battle off the field."
As per Coach Matthews' wish for privacy, he will not have any further comment at this time.  The Toronto Argonauts wish Don a speedy recovery and offer their comfort, prayers and support during this trying period.


Anonymous said...

Get well soon Coach Matthews. ElA

Anonymous said...

I concur with anon #1, get well soon Coach.

willie said...

Don Mathews you stay strong and believe, and you "WILL" fight like hell and come out on top as you did so many times in the CFL. All of Canada will be fighting with you. God Bless !!

Anonymous said...

First the CFLers donned pink in October for women's cancers and I'm sure in November we will see many moustaches raising awareness and funds to combat men's cancers. Cancer affects everyone negatively; but it is nice to see that the CFL has made it priority for fundraising and awareness. Get well soon Don, the CFL and it's fans are think of you.