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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Chris Wruck, who lives in and serves as a Dispatcher in Merillian has had IgA nephropathy (also known as Berger’s disease, is a kidney disease that occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin A (IgA) lodges in your kidneys) since he was a child and is in need of a kidney transplant (as of 4/19/18 he's at 19% kidney function), which he has scheduled for in August. Due to the out of pocket cost and the cact that Chris will need to take extensive time off from work, his friends and family are throwing a benefit on the 19th with 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, food, and live music from the Charcoal Road Band at Sand Creek Brewing Co. from 5-9 in Black River Falls for more info on Chris's story and his benefit, visit the rock foundation page at 95.7 the rock.com
Rykal was diagnosed with pneumonia on Dec 10th 2017 and transported to Madison Children's Hospital on Dec. 13th with Pneumococcal HUS. HUS is a rare disease that killed his healthy red blood cells and put him into complete kidney failure. From Dec.17th to Dec.28th Rykal was on dialysis 24 hour a day. Rykal was then changed to a dialysis cycler which he is still on every night. On Feb. 28th we found out that Rykal is still in complete kidney failure and will need a kidney transplant. If you would like to follow Rykal’s story please go to his Facebook page Rykal’s Progress. A benefit for Rykal will be held at Champions Riverside Resort on May 5th from 10a-7p, details: Rykal Wasson Benefit Facebook Event Page
Last summer, Tammie Hanson was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, since then Tammie has gone through countless hours of treatments, days of travel back and forth to Madison and recieved a bone marrow transplant at which time she went into remission. In February after another check up Tammie was told she would need to do treatment all over again and receive another bone marrow transplant, Tammie's fight is not over so her friends and family are throwing her a benefit at Blair Sportsman's CLub on Saturday the 21st from 1-10p, for more details head to Tammie's Benefit Facebook Event Page!
Pam Hegenbart was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in early September of last year and not long after underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy, after which there were complications adding 3 surgeries in 5 weeks. After that she went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments which will be followed up with 10 years of hormone replacement therapy. Due to this diagnosis and treatment Pam was unable to work and bills have stacked up so a benefit will be held Sunday April 22nd at the Holmen American Legion from 9-2. Facebook Event Page
Jerry Stoeckly was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma after multiple treatments of extensive radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery he was diagnosed with terminal cancer March 16th. He has a very short time left and is leaving behind 2 beautiful girls as well as his beloved family and friends. Please join us for live music w/ Izzy, food, and raffles to celebrate his life and the many lives he touched!
In December 2017, Andrew was diagnosed with an aggressive type of Non-Hodgkin’s
Lymphoma. This diagnosis requires a one week hospital stay every three weeks for inpatient
Chemotherapy Treatments with daily injections the following two weeks. He will undergo six
three week sessions before treatments are complete. Radiation treatments may follow if the
end results are not as expected. Due to the mass forming around his heart and spreading into
his lungs, surgery is not an option.
Since he is unable to work, Andrew's friends and family are throwing him a benefit Saturday 4/14 from 11a-4p at American Legion Post 52 in La Crosse There will be food, a DJ, raffle and silent auction, if you'd like you can go to the Andrew Prew Cancer Benefit Facebook event page...
Individuals unable to attend that wish to contribute may send monetary donations to Altra Federal Credit Union in La Crosse, WI c/o Andrew Prew Medical.
In June of 2017 Jim LeFevre was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. CLL is a blood and bone marrow cancer. In the fall of 2017 he had some complications with Chemotherapy, causing treatments to stop. He still is waiting for approval to resume chemo.
Jim is a wonderful husband and father; loved by all who meet him. He is a US Army veteran of 23 years and active member of the Sparta Community, volunteering for many events, such as the Neon Zumba or Fun Run for the Sparta Parks and Rec. Department.
Jim's family and friends are throwing him a benefit/8 pin tap tournament this weekend Feb 3rd at Strike Zone in Sparta, details below!
4 PERSON TEAMS (ANY COMBINATION OF MEN & WOMEN)
SHIFT TIMES: NOON & 3 PM
COST: $60.00 PER TEAM
($15.00 PER PERSON)
THERE WILL BE A BAKE SALE AND RAFFLES DURING THE TOURNAMENT.
THERE WILL BE A 50/50 RAFFLE FOR EACH SHIFT
PLEASE CALL THE STRIKE ZONE TO RESERVE YOUR LANES
On Friday 8/4/17, just 3 months after her second child was born, Alisa Brahm suffered a massive stroke, after several days in ICU and stroke recovery unit, Alisa remains in the rehab unit at Mayo in Rochester where she works with physical, occupational, and speech therapists every day. Since she is unable to work or care for her children and her husband Matt makes frequent trips to see her, their friends are throwing a benefit on Saturday the 27th with silent auction and more at the Moose Lodge from 5-10p for more info on Alisa benefit and to read more about her story, go here: ALISA'S BENEFIT