May 8, 2013
In June of 2012, Jon Soderberg was Diagnosed with ALS(Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Jon is employed at
Handy Enterprises Incorporated as a mechanic and is unable to work at this time.
Jon and his wife, Kristin, live in Pittsville, WI with their 2 year old daughter Colby.
He has been treated at Marshfield Clinic; University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison, WI and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is currently being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
There will be a benefit for Jon on Saturday, May 18th at 11:00am at the Pittsville Lions Park
There will be ball tournaments, raffles, food, auctions and fun for all. For more information, please click here.
The fundraiser is being held to help offset the medical costs and travel expenses for Jon’s medical care. Your monetary donation of any amount or auction item would be greatly appreciated.
Donations should be sent to:
Handy Enterprises, Inc
C/o ALS Benefit
9229 Copper Road,
Warrens, WI 54666
Contact with any questions or concerns
Call Handy Enterprises, Inc. at 800-236-1689
Saturday May 18th at the Readstown Tourist Park
$10 per team
We welcome all teams ages 8 and up and co-ed teams are also welcome
To register a team, please contact Jackie Goodwin at (608)475-2729, Samantha Goodwin at (608)475-9682 or Ashley Goodwin at (608)606-5395
Money will go for a memorial bench in honor of Dianne Coleman.
Dianne’s children, Cody, Cole, Jesse and Jena are natives of Readstown. Before Dianne’s passing she was a strong advocate for a safe environment for her children to play. She was a strong voice and a major contributor to the development of the newly constructed basketball court. We would like to repay her with a memorial bench in her honor.
For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page or the event’s website.
April 29, 2013
Easton was born 8 weeks premature on November 16, 2012. On day 8 of life, Easton had an unexplained brain bleed which led to seizures and a buildup of fluid and pressure on his brain. Easton was given a 50% chance of survival and his parents were told he could suffer sever brain damage if he did survive.
Easton was in the Rochester Mayo Clinic NICU for 10 weeks, had 4 brain surgeries, and multiple procedures to drain fluid from around his brain. He finally had a permanent shunt placed to relieve pressure. He has beaten all odds! He survived the procedures and surgeries and a recent test showed normal brain activity for a premature baby of his age.
Help celebrate this miracle at the Benefit for Baby Easton on Saturday May 4th at Wicked Moose from 2pm - 8pm (with live music to follow). Raffles will be held at 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7PM! There will great food, a bake sale, and many activities and games for children.
If you are interested in contributing to Baby Easton’s Benefit or have any questions regarding what you can do to help please contact Tara at 507-951-7087. Monetary Donations for “Benefit for Baby Easton” can be brought to Associated Bank at HyVee North, or mail to: 500 37th ST NW, Rochester, MN 55901.
For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page.
April 22, 2013
The 2nd Annual Avery’s Wish is this Sunday, April 28th at Old Hickory Park in La Crescent, MN.
Race registration starts at 10am SHARP and the race begins at Noon.
All Proceeds go to our local CMN Hospitals for those families with children with Juvenile Diabetes
There will be kids games, live music, a chicken-Q, a silent auction and much more for the entire family!!
For more information, please visit the event’s website!
April 18, 2013
Dahl Automotive and the Holmen High school Booster club have teamed up to create a fundraising campaign called “Drive 4 UR School.”
On April 27th, Dahl Ford will be offering free test drives for anyone 18 years and older. In addition, for every test drive Dahl Ford will donate $20 to the Holmen Booster Club.
The Holmen Booster Club provides funding and support for dozens of sports and activities around the community. On average, many activities would not be possible without the booster club. In addition, 90% of all students are affected by the booster club.
Dahl Ford has offered to donate up to $6000 to the booster club. Dahl is allowing one person per household over the age of 18 to test drive one of many cars. The vehicles that will be available are the Focus, Taurus, Escape, Mustang, Fusion, C-MAX, Edge, Fiesta, Explorer, and F-150. All test drives will take 10 minutes at most.
The event will take place in Holmen High school’s parking lot and is held during the 3 on 3 Ballin’ for Brandon Basketball tournament. It will run from 9-5 on April 27, 2013. For more information, please contact Greg Imhoff, Holmen Booster Club Representative, at email@example.com
April 16, 2013
Frank Bakalars, 64, has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. AML is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell), red blood cells, or platelets and must be treated by undergoing a bone marrow transplant. “Buck” has gone through numerous bouts of chemotherapy and is finally scheduled for his bone marrow transplant at the UW-Madison Hospital now that a donor has thankfully been found!!
Buck is a retired Town of Shelby Police Officer where he served for 32 years! He & his wife, Sandy also managed the Goose Island Campgrounds for over a decade. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Any and all donations and proceeds from the event will go to offset the expenses of Buck’s transplant.
Donations can be made out to “Frank Bakalars Benefit” and sent to:
9515 Hwy 16
Onalaska, WI 54650
There will be a benefit for Buck on Saturday, April 27th at the Fox Hollow Banquet Hall in Barre Mills starting at 3pm.
The Benefit will include: Food & Beverages, Music, PLUS 100’s of items to win at Silent Auction, Live Auction & Raffles. Some items include, Packer Tickets, Compound Bows, a Shotgun, Wild Wings Prints, a Moped, 2 – ½ sides of a hog, Loggers Tickets, New Recliner by Ashley, a One Year Gym Membership, Several Restaurant Gift Cards, Handmade Quilts and MUCH MORE!!
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 1, 2013
Mike Lenser was diagnosed with cancer last fall along with congestive heart failure, each condition hindering the other. Mike is also a Vietnam vet who served THREE TOURS in Vietnam!! Let’s give back!!
Starts at noon on Saturday, April 13th at the American Legion in Caledonia.
The chicken-Q starts at noon, free will donations accepted. Carryouts are available.
There will also be raffles, a live and silent auction, a DJ starting at 8pm, and all proceeds will be given to Mike and Shirlee Lenser.
For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page.
March 23, 2013
What: A unique 2.2 mile run/walk that is shorter than most run/walks and is an untimed, noncompetitive event. For only $10.00, which includes a t-shirt (while supplies last) it is one of the best-valued run/walks in Wisconsin. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to the beneficiary, and donations are also accepted.
When: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Where: Onalaska High School track
Pre-registration: Daily starting March 25th, at the OHS main office from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Form are available at http://www.onalaska.k12.wi.us/ohs/
Registration: April 6th 9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. at the OHS parking lot
For Whom: Collin Anderson, a 4 year old who is battling Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer
The Medallion Hunt: The 4th Annual Medallion will be hidden somewhere on the route. Finder of the Medallion will get $50, 2 entries into the run/walk and 2 McFlury run/walk t-shirts! Look for clues on Thursdays on the Onalaska Courier website http://lacrossetribune.com/courierlifenews/ starting on Thursday March 28th. Clues will also be announced during the OHS “announcements” starting on Monday March 25th.
“Everyone is invited including your leashed pets”. People are encouraged to pre-register at the Onalaska High School main office daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or seek out a high school student to register for you. Students are able to register during their lunch hours. Registration will also be taken on the day of the event from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the OHS parking lot.
March 12, 2013
Saturday, March 23rd from 5pm until 11pm at Champions Riverside Resort in Galesville.
Admission is free. A steak dinner will be served from 5-9pm by the G-E-T baseball players. Live music from “Redline Outlaw” from 7-11pm. Plus, games, raffles and more!
All funds raised will go to the Red Hawk’s new baseball field, and both G-E-T High School and Legion baseball programs
For more information, please contact Rick at 608-317-4325 or go to the event’s Facebook page.