Big Shane Cancer Campaign

If you know Big Shane, then you know his gentle giant nature.
You know his big belly laugh. 
You know his Irish hospitality.
You know his generosity. 
You know friendship.
He lights up a room when he walks in and he also makes killer ice cream.

If you know Big Shane, then you probably love him as much as we all do.

So, what’s the story?
In early September 2020 Big Shane was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent an expedited surgery to remove the tumor. After the tumor was removed, we were told that the cancer had spread into his lymph nodes, his lower abdomen and smaller spots were detected in his lungs placing him into Stage 3. At the age of 27, he was then sent to the Oncology Department at Mount Sinai where he is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a total of 12 weeks.
Big Shane is a HUGE part of our Sunnyside Community known best as master of ice cream during the day and slinging drinks at Ida’s Nearabout by night. The next 6 months are not going to be easy, but they don’t call him Big Shane for nothing!  The survival rate for men with testicular cancer is 95% so he is feeling super strong and extremely positive.
Here’s where you come in! Big Shane’s NYC Family and Friends are asking for support to get him through this tough time – anything you can help with, even if it’s just a big wave and a smile when you see him walking around the neighborhood.
In the next few months Shane will be out of action and this fundraiser will give him the relief he needs to focus completely on his recovery.  

Your contributions will specifically go towards
- general living expenses (rent, gas, insurance, groceries, etc) 
- unforeseen medical bills (doctor visits, chemotherapy and complimentary treatments)
- travel costs for his parents overseas to assist with care 

We will continue to keep you updated along his journey and your support will be HUGELY appreciated xx

  • Joe Keane 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Aidan McMahon 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Robin Eisgrau 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
See all

Fundraising team: Big Shane NYC Family and Friends (3)

Nikki Joyce 
Sunnyside, NY
Shane Kenny 
Tali Custer 
Team member
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