Randy Shaver's army of fans and friends in the Twin Cities have shared their support as he prepares for another fight against cancer.
The KARE 11 news anchor revealed on Monday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, 20 years after he battled – and beat – Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
He says his prognosis is "good," but notes that "the road ahead will not be easy."
The news prompted an outpouring of support from his many followers in the Twin Cities who have followed him during his 35-year career at KARE-TV.
And there have been similarly many well wishes from his friends in the Twin Cities media, including his KARE co-host Julie Nelson.
Also included among those sending well wishes to Shaver is WCCO-TV's Mark Rosen, whose wife is currently undergoing treatment for a glioblastoma brain tumor.
Shaver joined KARE 11 as a sports reporter in 1983, and between 1994 and 2012 he was the station's sports director, winning regional and national awards in the process.
In 2012, he was named the evening news co-anchor along with Julie Nelson.
His first battle with cancer prompted him to start his own charity, the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund, which has raised millions of dollars for local cancer research efforts over the past 15 years.
Shaver's son, Ryan, is now a sports reporter at KARE 11, and had this to say after his father revealed his latest diagnosis.