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Kris Shera and the Markey Cancer Center Need You, Big Blue Nation


Even though the Men’s and Women’s basketball seasons have come to a close (though, practically, for all purposes we’ve all been pretty much starting up our 2014 march to a championship much earlier than usual this time around), there’s still support needed on the home front.

This year’s University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Man of the Year is fellow Cat diehard, friend of the site and one-time Fan of the Day Kris Shera of Frankfort, who was diagnosed just over a year ago with lymphoma and is now in remission from the threatening disease. Kris has been chosen to be UK’s official representative in the 2013 Man and Woman of the Year Campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where he will compete against 13 other candidates from Kentucky and Southern Indiana in fundraising efforts to find funds which will help researchers toward finding a cure. Kris is hoping for Kentucky fans across the state to bring our fierce knack for competition (and, as I mentioned, Indiana is a competitor here) to bringing more time and hope to those statewide, nationwide and worldwide suffering from blood cancer. Every dime helps toward medical science discovering the next breakthrough drug to offer safer and more effective treatment toward cancer patients.

Kris’ fundraising efforts will also honor five year-old Girl of the Year Laekin Risinger of Elizabethtown, a Burkitt’s Lymphoma survivor in remission since November 2012, seen here throwin’ up the goggles Doron-style:


…and support others like young Kelly, who is currently at UK Children’s Hospital and whose positive outlook and attitude is chronicled at the Facebook page Kickin’ It 4 Kelly. He’s also a close personal friend of Twany:



The fundraising campaign runs from March 28 to June 7 and donations can be made by visiting Kris’ site here. His campaign can also be followed via Twitter at @KrisShera. I know I’m not the only one among us with a loved one whose life has been affected by cancer, and why stop supporting UK now that the season’s over? Plus, again, did I mention that we’re competing against Indiana?

Go Cats. Go Kris. Go Markey Cancer Center.

Article written by C.M. Tomlin

All I want is a HI-C and a turkey sandwich. @CM_Tomlin

11 Comments for Kris Shera and the Markey Cancer Center Need You, Big Blue Nation

  1. BOSOX
    7:36 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alex Poythress is coming back!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Brandon B
    7:37 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Awesome Kris… Count on us to support and donate! Best of luck my friend!

  3. Stack on stacks
    7:38 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alex Poythress is comin back y’all!!!

  4. downdown
    8:44 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Still down 106

  5. downdown
    8:44 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Vote for the ho, tolly ho

  6. chuck
    8:57 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Ain’t say are better than US …….BUT THEY beat US in…………EVERYTHING !!!!!

  7. beef
    10:14 pm April 2, 2013 Permalink

    Kris is one hell of guy. An Army veteran and survivor of this terrible disease. Support this great cause!

  8. Jarweed
    1:26 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks, Tomlin. Good post.

  9. Philly Cheez
    1:29 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    Many thanks to Kris for doing what he’s doing and mad props to the KSR family for sharing this story. Get behind em BBN just like we always do! I’ve already made my donation 🙂

  10. Kris Shera
    8:44 am April 3, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks for the support from BBN and from KSR for supporting my efforts. You all might remember my fan of the day post. I was protesting the fact that Rush was not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and of course FREE KANTER. Well guess what? Rush is getting inducted this month. Now I look forward to continuing my winning track record with this fundraising campaign on behalf of UK. Thanks again everyone.

  11. Kyle Hatcher
    9:14 am April 5, 2013 Permalink

    You were the one behind Rush’s induction? You are even more influential than I though, Kris. Awesome work that you are doing! Your DC fan club is behind you.