The Rock Foundation was created in the summer of 1999, by the staff of 95.7 The Rock. For the past 15 years, you've helped us help individuals, organizations and families in time of need. Since the Foundations inception, we have been humbled by the continued support and generosity of you, the kick-ass Rock listener.


If you have a friend, family member,
or neighbor that has been struck by
tragedy and could use a helping hand,
send us an email at:

 Information can also be mailed to us at:




At the beginning of October, Brother, Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend, Wally, was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer. Wally, he has been a member of the La Crosse Park n Rec Activites for over 30 years! Some may know Wally from playing softball for Dick and Ann's, Mr. Stix, the old Our Corner Bar, WC's Ye Old Style Inn and All Star Lanes... JUST TO NAME A FEW! And some of the younger generation may know him for umping for Park n Rec Softball. Come on out to the Moose Lodge, Sat Jan. 7, starting at 3pm and show him your love and support! There will be a Raffle, Door Prizes, Cornhole tournament and tip boards, just to name a few! All proceeds go to his medical care, bills and lost wages.

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Mandi, a single mother of 2, was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in July. This diagnosis has left Mandi in an extreme amount of pain, multiple medications, appointments, therapies, procedures, inability to work and do the everyday activities that she loves. CRPS has no cure and therapies/procedures are not 100% guaranteed to help. Her family and friends have joined together to help Mandi in anyway possible. Help by celebrating Mandi, spread CRPS awareness and alleviate some financial stress for her on January 7th at All Star Lanes Banquet Hall.
There will be food, zumbathon, silent auction, Chinese raffle, bake sale, the band Backroads, and much more!

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For any questions please email

Please do not wear any wool to include but not limited to wool coats, hats, mittens/gloves, sweaters, etc. due to the fact Mandi is highly allergic to wool and all sheep by-products (including lotions containing lanolin) and will go into anaphylactic shock. Thank you for your cooperation.


On August 15th, Adam Huber was unexpectedly diagnosed with Colon Cancer at the age of 37. He underwent emergency surgery to have the cancerous mass removed and now faces chemotherapy. Adam's friends and family are hoping to raise funds to cover both medical and living expenses that have accrued due to his sudden surgery, recovery and upcoming treatments. Join us to help raise funds for Adam and offer him support as he starts his journey to beat cancer. This Friday there will be a benefit for Adam at Shenanigans starting at 5p with Silent Auctions, Egg Roulette, Raffles and more! For more information see the links below to help Adam!

Help Huber Community Page:

Help Huber Benefit Event Page:

Sierra Wood, daughter of Tammy Wood and Joe Walter, was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer in May of 2016. She has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy over the summer, and with every round got weaker. Sierra has had many hardships with cancer like losing her hair, not having an appetite, getting body aches, and not being able to do all she wanted to do during the summer, but as of September 2016, she is cancer free! Sierra is a positive, sweet, 17 year old, that did not let cancer defeat her! A benefit will be held at the American Legion in Onalaska November 12th from 3-9pm. There will also be a dance from 9-12am for teenagers only. This benefit is being held to help Sierra and her family with medical bills and other expenses related to her treatments.

There will food, beer and various auctions held during the day.

For updates, keep an eye on the FB Event Page:

On Sunday, August 30th 2015 Wendell Noren suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke and was air lifted from his home in Ettrick, WI to Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Wendell spent 2 days in the critical care unit at Gundersen and was then moved into the rehabilitation unit where he spent 30 days doing in-patient rehab. Once released from the hospital, Wendell spent 7 months doing out patient rehab to rehabilitate his left leg and arm. Because of the stroke and the rehabilitation, Wendell and his wife Cindy are faced with mounting medical bills as Wendell has been unable to go back to work.

The benefit will be held on Sunday, October 16th at
Blair Haus Bar and Grill (107 W Broadway St, Blair, WI 54616) and will feature a bake sale, Chinese raffle, and a silent and live auction. Along with other raffles. There will also be music, food and lots of fun!

For more info see the event page at Facebook here:

If you have anything you would like to donate, please call (715) 797-4958 or (608) 484-0627. Donations can also be sent to the following address.

Wendell Noren Benefit
C/O Danielle Dubiel
N36304 State Road 93
Independence, WI 54747

Monetary donations can be mailed to:
Wendell Noren Benefit Account
C/O United Bank
22818 Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Ettrick, WI 54627

On Tuesday, February 2 a snowplow and Brian’s SUVcollided on Highway 14/61. Unconscious but breathing Brian was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Gundersen Hospital. Brian spent 2 ½ months in various medical facilities recovering from his multiple injuries along with a traumatic brain injury. Currently, Brian is receiving speech, physical and occupational therapies at their home but will soon be transitioning to outpatient therapy in Viroqua. Brian has made tremendous progress but still has a long road ahead of him. Brian and Marlene have lived in the Viroqua area for over 20 years and have 3 sons. Brian works at Viterbo University in the maintenance department. Due to the severity of the brain injury, there is no timeline on when he will return to work. Marlene is a teacher in the Viroqua School District. Marlene was at Brian’s side during these past months of hospitalization and rehabilitation and was unable to work. Friends and family of the couple are hosting a benefit to bridge the gap between the loss of income and the ongoing medical expenses. The benefit will be held on September 24, 2016 at the VFW in Viroqua beginning at 3pm.


Activities include: Meal (free will donation); Chinese Raffle, Live Auction, Pie Auction, and Wine Auction.


Please consider donating an item for one of the auctions, raffles or food for the meal. You can contact Brenda Haugrud at 608-778-1308; Steve Schmaltz at 608-317-0005 or

Steve Alderman at 608-788-3768 to arrange a pick-up. You may also email


If you would like to make a financial donation, an account has been opened in Brian’s name at the…

Westby CoOp Credit Union

PO Box 70

501 North Main St.

Westby, WI 54667


For more information click here:

Joe Galewski, a lifelong resident of Independence, WI, was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in February 2008, he underwent chemotherapy only for the cancer to return in May 2012. He underwent another round of chemotherapy, followed by radiation as well as a stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, in November 2015, Joe’s lymphoma returned for a third time. Joe recently underwent chemotherapy and another stem cell transplant, using donor cells from Joe's brother, John. Because of the transplant and having no immune system, Joe is unable to leave his home, which also leaves him unable to work. Since Joe is unable to work, covering the mounting medical bills is very difficult, which is why we have decided to put together this benefit to help him with the increasing costs of treatment and travel.

Enjoy an evening filled with food, a sportsmen’s raffle, euchre tournament, silent and live auction, all of which will be held on Saturday the 24th at Saints Peter & Paul School in Independence!

Donations can be dropped off at East End Bar in Independence, or contact Rose Kamrowski at 608-539-2801 or Jessica Schue at 715-530-0162 for donation pick up. Monetary donations can be mailed to the Independence State Bank at PO Box 725, Independence, WI 54747 and made payable "Joe M. Galewski Cancer Benefit".


For more info click on the Rippin' it up for Joe event page!