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How the UK Markey Cancer Center is shaping a cancer-free tomorrow
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Extraordinary cancer care is available right here in Lexington. | Photo provided by UK HealthCare
If you or someone you love encounters a cancer diagnosis in the future, it can be difficult to navigate the best course of action. Lexingtonians — and other Kentuckians across the Commonwealth — have a resource right in their backyard to help them on their journey: the UK Markey Cancer Center.

Markey is the only cancer center in the state designated by the National Cancer Institute. Read: Kentuckians who come to the center have access to innovative new drugs, treatment options, and clinical trials that aren’t available elsewhere. The center’s specialists are also able to collaborate with other NCI-designated cancer centers across the nation for additional support and insight into the latest breakthroughs in cancer care.

By the numbers

So, what does that mean for Kentuckians facing a cancer diagnosis? As a patient at Markey, you’ll have a team of experts looking at your individual case, applying the most up-to-date cancer knowledge to give you the best chance of recovery.

A woman rings a remission Bell and is surrounded by doctors and nurses

A patient celebrates and rings a remission bell.


Photo provided by UK HealthCare

Comprehensive, collaborative cancer care means patients receive the support of oncologists, nurses, oncology nurse care managers, pharmacists, alongside pathologists, radiologists, integrative medicine specialists, a social worker, a psychologist, a dietitian, and a chaplain.

To contact the experts at Markey, fill out this form or give them a call at (859) 257-4488. Here’s what you can expect from your first visit.*
This content was created in partnership with UK HealthCare.*
Quiz: As of 2023, Kentucky is the No. ____ state for cancer incidence and death.

A. 1
B. 3
C. 5
Friday, May 26
  • Shaker Village Music on the Lawn | Friday, May 26 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg | Free | Venture out to historic Harrodsburg for an evening of live music, outdoor dining, and drinks around the fire pit.
  • Fourth Friday | Friday, May 26 | 7-9:30 p.m. | The Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr., Lexington | Free | The Lexington Art League + Mecca Live Studio and Gallery are bringing a night of art, dance, and performances through “Adorned: The Rituals of Becoming.”
  • The Henley Band Live | Friday, May 26 | 7-10 p.m. | Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington | Free | Grab a bite at Bluegrass Bistro while soaking in the sounds of local live music.
Saturday, May 27
  • Gentle Salty Yoga | Saturday, May 27 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Lexington Salt Cave, 309 N. Ashland Ave. Ste. 180-B, Lexington | $35 | This gentle, relaxing practice led by Dindy Yokel will help calm the nervous system with added benefits of Halotherapy.
  • Sean Whiting and the Big Badness (Indoor Show) | Saturday, May 27 | 8 p.m. | The Burl, 375 Thompson Rd., Lexington | $18-$20 | This Kentucky rock artist blends the sounds from soul and blues music with soaring vocals + loud guitar rifts.
Sunday, May 28
  • Pottery Class - Make Your Own Mug | Sunday, May 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Wise Bird Cider Co., 1170 Manchester St. Ste. 140, Lexington | $35 | Receive step-by-step instructions on how to use the pinching method to create a functional pinch pot mug.
  • Tahlsound | Sunday, May 28 | 5-9 p.m. | Oleika Temple Great Lawn, 302 Southland Dr., Lexington | Free | Get your live music fix in Southland, featuring local and regional musicians, food + drink vendors, as well as arts + crafts in the Kid’s Corner.
  • Sunday Drag Service | Sunday, May 28 | 8 p.m. | Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Ave., Lexington | Sip local cider + raise money for Lexington Pride while enjoying this fun drag show.
Tuesday, June 13
  • Swing Fore the House Golf Scramble | Tuesday, June 13 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Champions at Keene Trace, 20 Ave. of Champions, Nicholasville | $600-$1,750 | Enjoy a day of golf, food, drinks, prizes, and more, all while knowing that your play is supporting Ronald McDonald House to keep families close to their sick children.*
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👀 Trivia time: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen?
Can you guess what’s “clean” vs. “dirty?” | Photos via Athletic Greens and public use
Spring + summer = fresh produce seasons — so you need to know which fruits and veggies are pesticide heavy (vs. more on the clean side).
  • Kale: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
  • Papaya: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
  • Tomatoes: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
Know exactly what you’re putting into your body by incorporating AG1 into your diet (bonus: there’s a special offer available now).*
News Notes
  • Just a reminder that there will be no city waste collections next Monday, May 29. Residents and businesses that typically have curbside pickup on Mondays should put their carts out Tuesday afternoon to be picked up on Wednesday.
  • $100 million. That’s how much the Bill Gatton Foundation gifted the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment yesterday — the largest gift ever in UK’s ~160-year history. In honor of the family, the college will now be called the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. (UKNOW)
  • Lexington Seafood Company has released a new menu just in time for grilling season. In addition to its selection of fresh seafood options, it’s now offering take-home foil packet meals. Think: Blackened mahi mahi, scallop sauté, with sides like asparagus, coleslaw, and shrimp + corn chowder.
  • Lexington Sporting Club is expected to receive $1 million in local funding to help with costs for its Athens Boonesboro Road development. The money will go towards infrastructure improvements — like streets + drainage — for its youth soccer complex. City Council will give a final vote in June. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • The Lexington Counter Clocks are hosting a canned food drive in conjunction with its game on Saturday, May 27. Fans can bring in a canned good + receive $2 off their ticket at the box office. Donations will support Sisters Road to Freedom Inc.
  • Now through Monday, May 29, Lexington Humane Society (LHS) is waiving fees for all adult dogs over the age of one and 40+ lbs. LHS said that they have seen an increase in the number of animals in their care so the space is getting full. Find your forever fur friend.
  • Students from all walks of life are finding exciting career opportunities thanks to the lineworker training program at Gateway Community & Technical College in Florence, KY. The program, which Duke Energy helped established in 2020, attracts and trains the next generation of lineworkers, like Georgia Hummel.*
  • What could your $1 buy you — a camera, a boat… a house? Play the Kentucky Lottery’s Cash Ball 225 for $1 per play and win up to $225,000 daily. Bonus: You can even play online.*
  • How does Going work? Sign up for free, follow up to five airports, and get notified when flights are 40-90% off. Bonus: You can browse deals immediately after signing up (like a ~$575 round trip to Fiji).*
Field of dreams
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Count on a good time at Counter Clocks Field. | Photo by @drproductionsky
The Lexington Counter Clocks are back in town + gearing up for a seven-game homestand starting tonight, Friday, May 26. If you’re searching for plans for your long weekend, then look no further than Counter Clocks Field.

Ferry Hawks vs. Counter Clocks

  • Friday, May 26 at 6:45 p.m. — 80s night + post-game dance party
  • Saturday, May 27 at 6:45 p.m. — 90s night + post-game fireworks
  • Sunday, May 28 at 2:05 p.m. — Family Fun Day pregame toss + post-game player signing and kid base running
  • Monday, May 29 at 2:05 p.m. — Free entry for veterans + active service members

Dirty Birds vs. Counter Clocks

  • Tuesday, May 30 at 6:45 p.m. — 3-2-1 night
  • Wednesday, May 31 at 12:05 + 4 p.m. — Double-header
Bonus: The stadium will host the 2023 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament beginning Thursday, June 1.
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The Wrap
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Answered: A. The correct answer to our quiz is Kentucky is ranked the No. 1 state for cancer incidence and death, which is why the Markey Cancer Center is working so hard to research and treat the disease.
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