Where Kentucky Comes to Beat Cancer

Through the generosity of our community, the UK Markey Cancer Foundation supports Kentucky's only National Cancer Institute-Designated cancer center, leading the charge to reverse our state's high rates of cancer and deaths.

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Patients are Counting on Us

Every hour, of every day, someone in Kentucky dies of cancer.

The UK Markey Cancer Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the UK Markey Cancer Center. Patients count on the generosity of donors, medical expertise of caregivers, and discoveries of researchers for life-changing and lifesaving outcomes.

With your support, we’re battling Kentucky’s high rates of cancer and deaths.

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Donors
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Caregivers
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Researchers

Together, we’re tackling cancer head on for patients who need us most.

Your Gift Helps Fight Cancer from Every Angle

Our UK Markey community stops at nothing to beat cancer. Your critical support helps ensure patients receive the comprehensive care needed in each of these key areas:

Patient Care Patient Care

Leading-edge clinical treatment, caring staff and support services make the road to recovery possible.

Research Research

World-class researchers, across a broad spectrum of cancer research fields, create life-changing outcomes for patients.

Prevention Prevention

Screening programs and cancer risk education reduce Kentuckians’ likelihood of developing cancer.

Patient Assistance Patient Assistance

Comprehensive support services treating more than just the disease help patients and their families navigate cancer.

Leading-Edge Facilities Leading-Edge Facilities

State-of-the-art technology ensures every patient receives innovative treatment and a customized care plan.

Make A Donation

Support the fight against cancer and the patients in our care in a way that’s meaningful to you. When you make a donation to UK Markey, you help your family, your friends, your neighbors' and your community.

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Give Now

Every gift helps fuel the fight against cancer. Make a one-time gift now.

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Give Monthly

Cancer is an ongoing battle. Join the fight with a monthly gift today.

Stories of Impact

Read the inspiring stories of patients who turned to our doctors, nurses, researchers and donors for help in their fight against cancer.

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UK Markey Cancer Foundation Aims to Brighten Patients’ Day with Kind Messages from the Community

The UK Markey Cancer Foundation gathered kind messages of support from the community dedicated to the patients going through treatment at the UK Markey Cancer Center. The messages will be turned into banners and hung for patients to read.

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COVID-19 Devastation in India Hits Home for Many South Asian Americans at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2021) – Though she grew up in California, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center research assistant Sumati Hasani spent many summers of her childhood visiting her extended family in India. The first-generation South Asian…

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Markey Women Strong Award 2021 Distinguished Researcher Grants, Reaches $500,000 in Total Giving

On May 18, The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation’s Markey Women Strong program awarded its annual Distinguished Researcher Grants to UK Markey Cancer Center researchers Dr. Emilia Galperin and Dr. Luksana Chaiswing.  This marks…

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News Stories

Read about breaking news and research, and gain an inside perspective from caregivers on the ground fighting cancer each day.

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Local Hotel Group Offers Lodging to Markey Cancer Center Patients During Pandemic

When the Hope Lodge had to close at the beginning of the pandemic, the UK Markey Cancer Foundation and Markey Cancer Center worked with Rainmaker Hospitality who donated more than 1,000 nights’ stays to cancer patients, caretakers and family members.

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Markey Women Strong News & Updates | Issue 2

Get the latest on the 2020 Markey Women Strong grant recipients and how your funding helped them further their research in a year unlike any other.

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UK Markey Cancer Foundation Provides Appreciation Lunch to Markey Cancer Center Clinical Staff

On January 28, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation, via a donor-restricted gift, provided 295 lunches to members of the clinical staff at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.

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