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:




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!

This is a combination fishing event and fundraiser for 6 year old Colton Cox who has battled Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer(RMS) twice already in his young lifetime. Colton is currently once again in a remission state. The goal is to help ease some of the financial burden that Colton's family has been dealing with from all Colton's treatments and surgeries. The day will start off at 7:00 a.m. with a fishing event hosted by Colton's professional walleye angler buddy Don Loch at La Crosse's MUNICIPAL HARBOR BOAT LANDING(1700 Marco Drive, La Crosse, Wi.). Contact information is below on how to get signed up so you can fish along side and with Colton and his professional walleye angler buddies Robert Cardenas, John Mickish, R.c. Wichlidal, Charlie Kempf, Jon Creten, and Justin Grecco. Following the fishing event there will be the benefit/fundraiser held at All-Star Lanes Banquet Hall starting @ 2:00 p.m. During this time Don will announce the winners and hand out trophies to the 3 top place winners in each fish category. The benefit will be hosted by Judy Wuensch, her contact information is below as well for anyone that would like to donate raffle or auction items, as well as the information to make monetary donations to Colton/family through any Verve Credit Union branch.

Anyone wanting to donate items for raffles/auctions or volunteer, please contact or send to:

Judy Wuensch
N1258 Hoeschler Ct.
La Crosse, Wi. 54601
(608) 788-6453...home#
(608) 317-8262...cell#


For more info, click the benefit page on Facebook



Cynthia has a disease called Polycystic Kidney Disease and has been off of work for over a year because of her illness and has a lot of out of pocket expenses that insurance doesn't cover.

Cynthia will undergo a kidney transplant on June 24th and after the surgery she will be on expensive anti-rejection medication for the rest of her life.

There will be a Chicken-Q for Cynthia on Friday, May 6th, from 10:30am until 4:30pm in the Pump House parking lot to help raise money to offset the cost of the surgery and the other out-of-pocket expensives.

Pre Sale tickets are $8.50 and tickets day of will be $9.50. If you purchase your ticket online please print your receipt and bring with on the day of the Chicken Q.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Heather Cline Cancer Benefit

In November 2015, Heather Cline was diagnosed with Stage IV Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Armed with a positive attitude and strong family genes that helped 6 of her 12 siblings beat cancer in its various forms, Heather is determined to be the 7th. Although hospitalized twice with complications from chemotherapy, she is currently finishing chemo and has upcoming treatments for radiation to the lungs and brain scheduled before summer.

Please join family and friends this Saturday at All Star Lanes starting at 1pm for a benefit for Heather. There will be music, a bake sale, a silent auction, and a Chinese auction. There will also be various tournaments, including euchre, Magic The Gathering, Mario Cart and pool. For more information, please visit the event page on Facebook!


Matt Halverson Benefit

Saturday, April 23rd at the Holmen American Legion from 3pm until 11pm.

There will be a chili cook-off, bake sale, live music, food, drinks, a silent auction, and more!

Matthew was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis last year, resulting in dozens of appointments, hospital stays, multiple surgeries, and ultimately the removal of his colon - causing physical, emotional and financial hardship.

If you are able and willing to donate to this cause, please contact Julie: or 608-769-4304

You can also visit the event page on Facebook