More than 45k raised for Purdue basketball voice Larry Clisby as he battles cancer

The longtime voice of Purdue basketball has announced his cancer diagnosis, and the Purdue and Greater Lafayette community have come out in full force to help.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018 6:21 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The longtime voice of Purdue basketball has announced his cancer diagnosis, and the Purdue and Greater Lafayette community have come out in full force to help. 

Since the announcement of Larry Clisby's cancer diagnosis, more than $45,000 has been raised. A GoFundMe campaign gained traction Saturday and continues to grow by the minute.

Clisby has been diagnosed with stage four lung and brain cancer. 

Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter made a $10,000 donation. He posted on Twitter, "Cliz is one of my best friends, he means so much to our program and is one of the most-respected people in radio. Let's help him beat cancer."

The GoFundMe campaign's description reads that any money not used for Clisby's care will be donated to the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

Earlier this year, Cliz was inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He's called more than 1,100 Boilermaker basketball games in his 35 years over the radio waves. 

Cliz was also the longtime sports anchor at WLFI. From all of us here, we wish you nothing but a speedy recovery.

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