GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - KARE 11's Randy Shaver has some tough news to share.
On social media Monday night, our friend and colleague announced he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
"My prognosis is good, but the road ahead will not be easy," he wrote. "It's the 'process' I dread."
Shaver has beaten cancer once before and, this past April, talked about his journey as well as the advancements made in the last 20 years.
"I have a great family support system both at home and at KARE. We caught it early thanks to a yearly physical and great doctor care. I'm lucky," he wrote. "So, I'm again in the cancer fight, and my plan is to go 2-for-2!"
Following his first bout with cancer Randy and his wife Roseanne established the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund, whose stated mission is "to assist and support the cancer community in Minnesota by funding research, prevention, treatment and other programs relating to the cancer community’s principal needs." The fund has raised millions for cancer research and patient support, and Randy and Roseanne are proud of the fact that less than 10 percent of donations go to administrative costs, with the rest going directly to the fight cancer.
Grants given by the foundation are spent on technology and tools that enhance early detection and treatment of cancer, promising new programs that promote research that would help prevent cancer relapses, projects that demonstrate research in the area of cancer, and programs that enhance the lives of Minnesota’s Cancer Community by providing aid and assistance.