Football Charity

Mustangs Cut Their Hair For Cancer

Greg Bowman

There's no question that cancer has affected everyone in some way at some point in their lives. The Western Mustangs' Football team recognizes that, and they stepped up. Five players from the Vanier Cup winning team got up on stage in front of teammates and fans to get their hair cut and collect donations for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Mitchell Stadnyk, Mark Vita, Andrew Thurston, Dylan Giffen and Marshall Cino have all been growing their hair for at least two years. Football does not allow a whole lot of time for personal grooming, so the group decided to put their luxurious locks on the line for a good cause.

The haircuts took place at Thompson Arena on Tuesday afternoon, and many members of the team and community came to watch and donate.

The team started their fundraising efforts a couple of months back, and have raised almost $2000.

All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society and the hair being cut will be put towards wigs for those enduring cancer treatments.

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