$ 1,068,757 raised 3,262 gifts
Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center Fund has raised $ 1,265 from 14 gifts!
Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center Fund

The prevention, treatment and cure for cancer will not be discovered by a single researcher or a single clinical trial. It will not come as the result of funding by a single agency or a single donor. It will require the dedicated, on-going efforts of everyone who researches, prevents, treats, and has been impacted by the disease, all working together for a common goal.

 

At Markey, we are committed to a single goal. It is our mission, to reduce cancer mortality in our state and region through a comprehensive program of cancer research, treatment, education, and community engagement with a particular focus on the underserved population of Appalachian Kentucky.

 

Every day, our researchers are making advances in the understanding of the disease. Whether it is publishing study results that show the possibility of creating a three-dimensional model system to investigate how breast cancer cells invade lung tissue; being awarded a grant to investigate how communication networks influence Appalachians' lung cancer screening behaviors; or serving as the lead in a national network seeking to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in underserved or high-risk populations, the Markey community is at the front of cancer research.

 

As Kentucky's only NCI-designated cancer center, Markey intends to make the most of every opportunity before us in our fight against cancer.

 

The Appalachian region faces an enormous challenge. Kentucky, and specifically the Appalachian area of the state, has both the highest incidence of cancer and the highest cancer mortality rate in the country. Factors such as obesity, smoking and poor access to health care in rural regions have made the challenge of combating cancer even more daunting.

 

Although our challenges are significant, so too are our efforts to fight the disease. As Kentucky's only National Cancer Institute-designated facility, the UK Markey Cancer Center has a tremendous responsibility to the people of Kentucky. It is our goal to significantly reduce cancer mortality in the Commonwealth. To do this, we need your help.We have made significant strides in our efforts through breakthroughs in technology, research, and patient education and screening. However, continuous investments must be made in these areas to continue our progress towards finding a cure.

 

The value of health care ultimately lies in the difference it makes in people's lives. At Markey, we've accepted the challenge to help lessen the toll cancer takes on patients and their families, and to help Kentuckians live longer, fuller, healthier lives. Join us in our fight to end cancer by making a gift today.

Markey Cancer Center Donor Map
Rank State Donors
1 AZ 2
1 KY 2
3 WV 1
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First Gift
Congratulations Graduate School! The Graduate School received the first gift after midnight on April 17th from an anonymous donor.
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Early Bird
Congratulations UK CAER! UK CAER won the Early Bird Challenge with a post from @markfisk
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Big Blue Outfit
Big Blue Nation, congratulate @bluemargo for being the winner of the Big Blue Outfit Challenge! By showing your UK spirit, you won and extra $250 to the @ukathletics Fund.
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First-time Donor #1
We love seeing so many supporters giving their first-ever gift to UK today for #OneDayforUK! Congratulations to the winner of the first round of our First-Time Donor Challenge, David Kaiser! He gave to the College of Fine Arts, so they will receive an extra $500 today! Stay tuned for more challenges through midnight.
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Lunch Break On-campus
Thanks for stopping by the Gatton Student Center this afternoon to vote for your cause! With over 200 votes, @KCHKids won an additional $500 from our Lunch Break On-Campus Challenge.
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Lunch Break Off-campus
Thanks for voting for your cause by commenting on our Lunch Break Off-Campus Challenge posts! Congratulations to the UK College of Fine Arts who received the most votes and will receive an additional $500 for #OneDayforUK.
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Bleed Blue Challenge
Congrats @joeymattingly! Your #bleedbluechallenge post has been selected as our winner! @UK_COP and @UKGattonCollege will each receive $125 in challenge funds for #OneDayforUK!
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First-time Donor #2
It's a great day to be a first-time donor to UK. Congratulations to the winner of the second round of our First-Time Donor Challenge, Angela Reiter! She gave to the UK College of Communication and Information, so they will receive an extra $500 today! Challenges keep running through midnight, so be sure to stay online until the end of #OneDayforUK.
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Kentucky Kids and Critters
Congrats @kentuckyjulie! Your Calico Wildcat has been selected as our winner for the Kentucky Kids and Critters Challenge! @UKarts_sciences will receive an extra $275 for #OneDayforUK!
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Shoutout Challenge
Congrats @JohannaMHoch! Thanks for participating in our Shoutout Challenge--your post is the winner and has earned @ukchs an extra $300 for #OneDayforUK!
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First-time Donor #3
For our final round of the First-Time Donor Challenge, we celebrate a gift made by Joanna Gibbs! University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will receive $500 in #OneDayforUK challenge funds thanks to your gift!
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UK Celebrity
And the UK Celebrity Challenge winner is @baileyanne2223! An extra $250 will go to @UKIntCenter. Thanks for sharing your photos with us! #OneDayforUK
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No Sleep Zone
We have one final challenge winner to announce! Congrats to @magnesd! Because you gave during the last hour of #OneDayforUK, @uk_ci will receive an additional $500 of challenge funds. Thank you!
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$1,000
Faculty/Staff Challenge
When faculty and staff members at UK make 154 gifts--in honor of the number of years since UK's founding in 1865--$1,000 will be unlocked for the CRISIS Employee Assistance Fund.
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Parent and Family Challenge
UK Parents, Jay and Colleen Shekelton, are challenging other UK parents to make 154 gifts on #OneDayforUK, in honor of the number of years since UK's founding in 1865. When this happens, $5,000 will be unlocked for the Parents Philanthropy Fund.
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1865th Gift
The donor who makes the 1865th gift of the day--in honor of the year of the university's founding--will have an extra $1,865 given to the college or cause of their gift.
1,865 / 1,865 Gifts
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Furthest Gift from Lexington
Gifts to #OneDayforUK came from all over the country and the world! The farthest gift from Lexington came in from an anonymous donor in China. Thank you for your support--your gift will go even further with an additional $500 to the Graduate School!
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