You GIVE....MN GAINS Thru Cancer Research, Prevention, & Community Programs
The Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund [RSCRCF] supports the cancer community in Minnesota by funding research, prevention, treatment and other programs relating to its cancer community. This past year we were very proud to grant over $940,000. These funds went towards various research projects at the University of MN including prostate cancer, osteosarcoma, leukemia, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, head and neck cancer, melanoma, endometrial cancer, breast cancer to name a few. We also funded programs in the cancer community which include camps for children with parents dealing with cancer, youth grief services, nutritional meals for cancer patients, respite care, and the Memorial Blood Center.
One of our events we host every year is the Rush Creek Golf Club/Randy Shaver Celebrity Golf Classic which began in 1995, raising $27,000. It has now grown into one of the most successful charitable golf tournaments in the state, raising more than $6 million to date. With growing support and contributions from so many, the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund was formed in 2003 to ensure that all of the money raised through the golf event and other endeavors would be used to fund research and cancer-related projects locally in addition to a variety of other worthy causes each year.
Randy Shaver has been the Sports Director/News Anchor at KARE-11 Television (NBC Affiliate) in Minneapolis/St. Paul since 1994. While his focus has always been on cancer research and the Minnesota cancer community, Randy’s fight became intensely personal when he himself became a patient shortly after his 1998 tournament. Diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Disease, Randy's treatment and subsequent remission have understandably made him even more passionate than ever about finding a cure.