Jay Allen, Tigers' PA announcer at Comerica, fighting cancer

August 15, 2019, 6:56 AM

Jay Allen, the Tigers' PA announcer at Comerica Park, has Stage IV cancer. 

Jay Allen (Photo: GoFundMe)

The Free Press reports the newly hired -- this is his first season in the job -- team employee is battling metastatic bile-duct cancer, which has spread to his liver and lungs. 

Allen's friends have set up a GoFundMe page, seeking to raise $50,000 to "help ease the burden of the medical costs" Allen and his wife, Lisa Swieringa, are about to incur. More than $3,800 was raised from over 60 donors as of Thursday afternoon. 

Allen lives in Grand Rapids and commutes to Detroit for home games. He is 59.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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