Fundraiser started as voice of Purdue battles cancer

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After more than three decades calling Purdue basketball, the call has now been put out to help the voice of the Boilermakers, Larry Clisby.

Clisby, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who has called more than 1,000 Purdue games, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and metastatic brain cancer.

“Larry has limited healthcare coverage through Medicare, and needs complementary medical treatments that are very costly and crucial to his recovery,” a GoFundMe page set up to assist Clisby said. “Funds will be used to assist with treatment, care and comfort needs specifically tailored to address the cancers Larry has been diagnosed with.”

The GoFundMe had already raised more than $55,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.

“Cliz is one of my best friends, he means so much to our program and is one of the most-respected people in radio,” Purdue coach Matt Painter, who donated $10,000, wrote on Twitter. “Let’s help him beat cancer.”

Clisby has been calling Boilermaker games since 1984.