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.
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Ed Shawley, a husband, a father to three and a grandfather of four, was diagnosed last October with Multiple Symptom Atrophy, otherwise known as, MSA.
MSA is a rare neurological disease that attacks multiple areas of the brain, including the cerebellum. It causes irreversible and progressive damage as it spreads rapidly, depleting your ability to walk, talk, write, sleep, balance, swallow, and eventually breathe.
After onset of initial symptoms, the average life span is 7.9 years. Nearly 80% of patients are disabled within 5 years and desolately, only 20% survive past 12 years.
Ed, a 52 year old Marine, is losing the quality of life that no one deserves to lose.
There will be a benefit for Ed and his family on Saturday, June 6th at the Onalaska American Legion.
This event will feature a poker run, live music by the Spare Parts Project, kids games, inflatables, auctions, food and beverages, a bake sale, tip boards, raffles and much more!
For more information, contact Jim at 608-738-3277 or Brian at 608-769-7898.
Or visit the event's Facebook page!
The Bolton Refuge program assists victims of Sexual and Domestic abuse.
The Jackson county Bolton Refuge program is having a poker run on Saturday, June 6th starting at the Sunset bar in Black River Falls. Proceeds from the fund raiser will benefit the out reach program.
There will be raffles, door prizes, food, auctions, music and more!
Back in January, Henry had a tree fall on top of him, pinning him to the ground. He sustained multiple breaks in the L2-L5 vertebrae in his lower back, a pelvis fracture, a lacerated liver, 4 broken ribs a torn pectoral muscle and a fractured shoulder.
Henry underwent four surgeries and spent almost a month in the hospital.
He recently started walking again, and no longer needs a cane or walker to assist in his mobility.
There will be a benefit for Henry on Saturday, May 16th at The Zone in Sparta.
Registration for the event's poker run is at 10am, with the ride starting at 11am. The benefit starts at 1pm, with a bake sale, raffles, silent auction and more!
State Bank Financial Chicken Q!
Thursday, May 14th from 11am - 2pm in the State Bank parking lot at 401 Main St. in La Crosse.
1/2 chicken, beans, cole slaw & a roll for just $8.
Meals prepared by Pogy's Catering.
Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army's Summer Lunch Program
Fundraiser for Larry "Lucky" Saunders
Saturday, May 9th starting at 2pm at the Krazy L
Food, beer, live music, raffles, silent auction, bake sale & door prizes.
Larry has been battling Esophageal Cancer with chemo & radiation treatments. He has been unable to work during this time.
For more information, please call Randy at 608-784-6760
Or visit the event's Facebook page here.
9 year old Nathan Schoonover has been diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Nathan will have to live with seizures for the rest of his life.
Thankfully, he has been approved for a seizure alert dog, however the cost of the dog is $15,000, which covers the breeder fees and training.
There will be a benefit for Nathan on Saturday, May 2nd at the Colonial Bowling Center in Sparta, WI. The benefit is from 11am-7pm, followed by live music from Down East from 8pm-midnight.
There will be kid games, a 50/50, bake sale, food, and more.
All the proceeds will help pay for "Bella", Nathan's seizure alert dog.
For more information on this benefit, please visit the event page on Facebook!
Saturday, April 25th starting at 3pm at Rumors Bar & Grill in Burr Oak, WI.
James Benzig, Jerry Benzig and Kris Kramer were badly injured in a construction accident on December 9th.
This benefit will help raise money to pay for their mounting medical bills.
There will be a bake sale, fish fry, a Chinese raffle, 50/50 drawings and more!
For more information, please contact Jenna: 608-857-3436
You can also visit the event's Facebook page.
Saturday, May 16th!
In 2015 we are riding for 12 year old Donovan Johnson of Arcadia. In January 2013, Donovan complained of stomach pain, wasn't eating and was very tired. In May he was diagnosed with a Desmoplastic Small Round Cell tumor (a very aggressive and rare cancer that primarily occurs in the abdomen). The prognosis was not very good and he had his first surgery on his 10th birthday. He spent a month at Mayo before heading to Madison where he underwent a procedure that had not been performed on a child before. “Hot chemo” was placed in his abdomen and he was medically sedated for 7 days. Donovan has since completed over a year of very regular and intense chemotherapy and radiation. Clearly Donovan is one strong and special child. His last MRI looked good but close monitoring is necessary. His Mom, Karen says it has been agonizing on the family and they just keep praying.
During all of this, Donovan's twin brother Damien has been right by his side, staying at the hospital most of the time. Both boys are in 6th grade at Arcadia Middle School. Donovan is into sports of all sorts and loves to be outside. He is very easy to get along with and of course, like all boys his age, enjoys video games. He is also doing very well in school considering he missed a year and half. He is one tough child that never gives up!
Donovan would LOVE to take his Mom, his constant sidekick Damien, and his other brothers and sisters to Soak City Water and Amusement Park in Ohio! There was a long period of time when Donovan couldn't swim or enjoy the “thrills” life had to offer and he's ready to go NOW!
Register online for Big Bikes for Little Tikes HERE!