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What doesn’t kill you – Lyle Bauer opens up in new book

“What Doesn’t Kill You”, a new book that gives a glimpse into the life of multiple Grey Cup Champion, CFL Executive and cancer survivor, Lyle Bauer, is set to be released.

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and this book is an embodiment of that ethos. The book is about inspiring others as they face their own cancer battles.

In a press release for the book Bauer stated, “Over the past number of years I’ve been encouraged to tell my story…through our Never Alone Foundation, I’ve been told by many cancer patients and their families that our support for their loved one meant so much to them. We gave them all strength and comfort.  Unfortunately, some lost their battle, but appreciated me being a part of their journey.”

The book itself was written by local author, Robert Allan Young, and the proceeds from sales will go to support Bauer’s Never Alone Foundation and the CFL Alumni Association’s Support Fund.

“In June, the Canadian Cancer Society released a report that states almost half of all Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime,” said Bauer. “That’s a sobering thought and why it is critical that our foundation continues its work.”

“When I was first diagnosed with cancer, in spite of family and friends, I had never felt so alone and unsure of what my future would bring,” recalled Bauer, who has since successfully fought the disease. In 2006, shortly after he finished his cancer treatments, Bauer created the Never Alone Foundation which aims to make sure cancer patients know they have support.

Despite being away from football for 5 years, Bauer still supports the Blue and Gold and will be on hand for the July 1st  opening season game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders at the new Mosaic Stadium in Regina. “I’m a huge CFL fan and follow all the clubs,” said Bauer. “I owe a lot to the CFL and this book just another way to give back and support my grid iron brothers. It’s a natural fit.”

Presales for What Doesn’t Kill You are available at

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