Long Time Twin Cities News Anchor Reveals He Has Cancer Again
Growing up in the metro area, it was hard NOT to see Randy Shaver on TV. The former sports reporter turned news anchor revealed Monday night in a tweet that he has cancer again.
The KARE-11 anchor has battled cancer before. Twenty-years ago Shaver was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Shaver beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and he is looking to go 2 for 2 against cancer. In the tweet, Shaver reveals that this time he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
"I never thought I’d ever say this again about me - but I have cancer, again. This time prostate cancer. 20 years ago it was Hodgkin’s Disease. I’ve often said Cancer doesn’t care who you are or who you love. The road ahead won’t be easy but my plan is to go 2-for-2!" - @rshaver11 (Randy Shaver)
Since being initially diagnosed 20 years ago, Shaver launched a charity, the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund, which raises money for local cancer research efforts. Since then the charity has raised more than $6 million, and every year holds popular events including a charity golf tournament and prep football games that raise hundreds of dollars.