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,
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Leanne Baumgartner fought a hard battle with breast cancer in her twenties. Unfortunately, many years later, Leanne is dealing with multiple side effects related to the chemotherapy and radiation she underwent. Due to the damage to her heart, she is currently on the heart transplant list at UW Madison and is dealing with significant challenges due to congestive heart failure. Leanne endures lab work, exams, or other tests almost daily. She spent both Thanksgiving and Christmas in the hospital last year and the costs related to these medical events, as well as the much needed prescription medications, and transportation/travel costs to and from Madison, are immense.

Leanne raised two sons, who she is very proud of. She is even more proud when her grandkids call her Nana.

There will be a benefit for Leanne on Saturday, January 23rd at the Moose Lodge, 1932 Ward Ave, La Crosse, WI. Silent aution, bake sale, free food and beer while supplies last, live music from local bands including: Guilty Kilts, Sonic Beats, Mama's Boys, The Shift, and more. Doors open at 2pm and music begins at 3pm.

If you cannot attend the benefit and would like to donate you can:

1. Go to Leanne's GoFundMe page and donate - https://www.gofundme.com/qn4fkqkc

2. Make checks payable to Leanne Baumgartner Benefit and send them to Associated Bank at 605 State Street La Crosse, WI

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook

Ben is a father of 3, married to his DeSoto high school sweetheart. Ben's mom died of colon cancer when he was 13 and Ben was recently diagnosed with testicular nonseminoma embryonal carcinoma. He has one surgery complete and is currently going through chemotherapy.

There will be a benefit for Benjamin on Saturday, January 16th from 1pm-close at All Star Lanes

Live auction, silent auction, chili dinner, raffles, and more!

For more information, please visit the event page on Facebook.

Donate online here

Jesse Graves is an electrician at the City Brewery and has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor.

From Jesse's personal Facebook page: "Just want to let everyone know surgery was excellent, record release time. The sample they took came back and it was the most aggressive grade 4 malignant brain tumor. They call it glioblastoma (GBM). At this time treatment would be radiation and a pill form chemo. Even with treatment, ...this will only give me around 18 months. However there's exceptions that have lived past their time and are still going. I have my youth and strength, and a huge support team behind me. Blah, blah, blah, Go Vikings! Thank you all for your current prayers and ones to come. Make sure you send some to my most very excellent baby Toni Feran and my three loves Dylan, Levi, and Jakodi"

There will be a fundraiser for Jesse on Saturday, December 5th from 3-11pm at the Brownsville Community Center in Brownsville, MN.

Enjoy live music from Sometimes 2, Jacked Up, & Stumpwater.

There will also be food, drinks, a large ticket raffle, live auction, gun raffle, silent auction, and more!

For more information, please visit these pages: 



Pullin' for Jeff Vang Benefit

Saturday, November 14th at the Community Center in Mabel, MN.

Jeff was diagnosed this past April with stomach cancer. He has undergone numerous chemo & radiation treatments and his medical bills are piling up.

November is also stomach cancer awareness month!!

There will be food, a live auction, and more!

Donations may be sent to :

"Jeff Vang Benefit"

Bank of the West

PO Box 367

Mabel MN, 55954

For more information, please visit the event page on Facebook.

And please read/watch the story of Jeff's friends & family helping to harvest his fields here!  

Inaugural 3k & 5k Veteran Honor Run/Walk on Sunday, November 8th in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

This event will start at the Viroqua VFW Post 3032 at 1pm.

Registration begins at noon and entry is $10, or $5 for veterans. No charge for children under 5.

There will be a silent auction & raffle after the run/walk around 4pm at the VFW.

There will also be a guest speaker at 5pm and a chili cook-off!

For more info, please visit the event page on Facebook.

Derrick Olson Benefit

Sunday, 11/8 from 11am-6pm at the Holmen American Legion.

There will be food, a 50/50 raffle, face painting for the kids, Chinese auction, games, gun raffles, bake sale & more.

Derrick has been challenged with medical issues beginning in April 2015 that have limited his ability to work.

Donations can be made at Community Credit Union/Verve Credit Union 515 Amy Dr. #1 Holmen, WI in care of Derrick Olson Benefit or dropped off at the Holmen American Legion, Post #284.

For questions or donation pick-up, please call Karla Sime @ 608-790-9268 or Lori Groth @ 608-797-1390 or visit the event page on Facebook.

The Bangor First Responders annual Halloween Dance Fundraiser is Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the fire station!

The Bangor First Responders is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides emergency medical response to Bangor and the surrounding areas. The Halloween dance is our primary fundraiser each year and the monies raised are used to keep our members trained, pay for supplies, and maintain our building space.

Donations can be made either by mail:

PO Box 192

Bangor WI, 54614 or call (608)498-9205 for pick up!

There will be a “kiddie parade” of miniature monsters, an adult costume contest, food provided by the Merrimakers, raffles and, this year, music all evening by Troubleshooter

Entrance is $3 for adults and $2 for kids.

Theme: "Zap! Bang! Pow! Have a Super Halloween!" Dress as you favorite superhero.

Doors open: 8:00

Music starts: 8:00

Kiddie parade: 8:30 - Kids are awarded prizes

Adult Costume contest: 10:30 - first three places in the adult contest also will receive prizes


There will be raffles with donated prizes for the winners. Raffle tickets are $2 or three for $5. Chance prizes - 1 ticket $1, 6 for $5 or wingspan $20

All proceeds from the event go toward training/certification for members, supplies and equipment, and building/vehicle maintenance. 

Fifteen years ago, Laurie Nikitopoulos was a single mom to Kyle & Clint.


Both boys were involved in a serious car crash that resulted in Kyle's death, and left Clint with a severe brain injury, seizure disorder and in need of multiple surgeries.


This past May, Clint was diagnosed with nasal cancer that spread to his neck, throat and bones. Tragically, Clint lost his battle and passed away recently.


There will be a spaghetti dinner on October 24th from 3-9pm at the Centerville Curling Club.


Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of.


There will be a 50/50, a silent auction, kids games, a Chinese raffle, bake sale and more.


Proceeds from this benefit will help Laurie pay for Clint's medical costs and funeral expenses. 


For more information on this benefit, please visit it's event page on Facebook.