November 9, 2012
Melissa Lockman is a 36 year old wife and mother of 3 boys. On August 13th, 2010 Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer. She carries a rare gene (mutation BRCA1) which makes her at high risk for various cancers, especially breast cancer, colon cancer, and ovarian cancer.
Melissa has had a double mastectomy, radiation, chemo and a hysterectomy. On Friday, September 7, 2012 she found out the cancer reappeared on her femur and hip bone. The cancer is not curable, however if no other organs are affected and certain receptors are positive, they maybe able to contain the cancer and extend her life a few years.
Missy had surgery on September 14, 2012 to place screws in her hip to strengthen the bone and to do a biopsy.
Please join Melissa’s family and friends at a CELEBRATION OF LIFE BENEFIT to raise money to help the family.
WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2012
WHERE: LOG CABIN, BANGOR WI
TIME: 12PM – 4PM
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November 2, 2012
Inaugural Soup Cook Off
Saturday, November 10th from 1pm until 4pm at John’s Bar.
All proceeds will go towards the B.A.C.A. mission of empowering abused children in the La Crosse area. There will be a cash prize for the best soup.
$5 donation to be a judge, free to enter.
For more information, please email: email@example.com or call Heather at 608-317-7148
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October 25, 2012
Mike was diagnosed with kidney cancer three years ago. At the time, they removed the kidney and felt confident that Mike was cancer free and further treatment was not necessary. However, a CT scan and biopsy two months ago confirmed that the cancer has metastasized in his bones. Due to Mike’s previous cancer, he was denied disability insurance.
There will be a benefit for Mike and his family to help the Hickes with ongoing and upcoming medical expenses.
The benefit will be on Sunday, October 28th from noon until 8pm at the Holmen American Legion.
There will be food, a silent auction, bucket raffles, meat raffles, a wine raffle, a kid’s corner, bake sale and much more.
Monetary donations may be sent to:
First National Bank
520 McHugh Rd
Holmen, WI 54636
C/O Mike Hicke Benefit
October 22, 2012
In September, Nate Burns underwent back surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester to have a bulging disc removed. Due to the surgery he has remained at St. Mary’s to undergo inpatient rehab to relearn to walk.
He and his wife Marinda are now relocating their home to a handicap accessible apartment building in the event that he does not have 100% recovery. Our goal is to help offset these expenses from moving and medical bills not covered by insurance.
There will be a benefit for Nate on Sunday, November 4th at the Popcorn Tavern starting at 6pm.
There will be live music, beer, food, a silent auction and lots of fun!
If you cannot make it to the benefit, donations can be mailed to G.E.C.U. in the name of Nate or Marinda Burns, they will also handle credit/debit card donations as well via phone call.
For more information, please visit the event page on Facebook.
Josh was an up-beat, loud and funny guy who loved to spend time with his two boys. Josh never failed to give a helping hand to those around him and had one of the biggest hearts anyone could ask for!
On September 10th, Josh Johnson suffered a brain hemorrhage that unfortunately took his life.
Honor Josh and celebrate his life with his friends and family on November 10th at the Fairgrounds in T
There will be food, drinks, a bake sale, a silent/live auction, quilt raffle, gun raffle, prizes, games for children, DJ, and live music from Divided Highway.Josh was in the process of remodeling his house. If you would like to make a monetary donation, there is an account set-up at Timberwood Bank for materials to complete Josh and Alisa’s house.
For more information, please visit the event page on Facebook
October 11, 2012
Rick and Mary Sime have been life-long residents of the Seneca area. Sadly, Rick passed away from a very aggressive form of cancer. Mary is now on indefinite leave from the Viroqua Clinic, and has an upcoming surgery. They have 4 daughters, ages 12, 7, and twin 3 year olds.
There will be a benefit for the Sime family on Saturday, October 13th at the Seneca High School Gym. There will be a pork sandwich dinner starting at 3pm, along with a silent auction, cake walk, raffles, and a live auction at 5pm.
For more info, contact Russ Chambers at 608-734-3591 or 608-778-1333. You can also go to the event’s Facebook page for details.
October 9, 2012
The Glow in the Deke 5k Fun Run/Walk is a “glow in the dark” night run/walk. Runners and walkers will be encouraged to deck themselves out in glow in the dark items and run or walk this fun course that will start just outside the UW-L Veterans Memorial Sports Complex going through the scenic Myric/Hixon trails and end back on the stadium track! An event glow in the dark long-sleeve t-shirt will be included!The 5k run/walk registration will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm. The 5k run/walk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Deke’s Dash youth races will take place immediately following the 5k run/walk on the UW-L Veterans Memorial Sports Complex track.
This event will have food and beverage available throughout the night and we encourage everyone to stay and party with us and the band that will play after the race has concluded.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Hope Lives Foundation which works with cancer patients and survivors; as well as “Deke’s Kids,” a scholarship program which provides membership scholarships to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse members in the memory of our friend Derrick “Deke” Kroll.
October 4, 2012
Come and help Michelle Flisram celebrate beating two different types of cancer! There will be delicious food, drinks, pull tabs, raffles, auction and as well as a silent auctions.
Battling cancer twice has taken a toll on Michelle’s finances. While she has to handle the actual battle with cancer, we can help by relieving some of the financial burden.
Michelle’s benefit will be on Saturday, October 13, 2012, starting at 1pm at the Eagles Club in La Crosse.
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If you have any questions or are willing to help in anyway, please contact:
Kellie Flisram 608-780-6181
Christan Brown 608-387-4095
October 3, 2012
Caleb is a 6 year old boy from Hokah who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In order to stay on track, Caleb will be required to have one on one monitored care 24/7 as well as home school. He also will need numerous weekly visits to the Doctor and overnight stays due to chemo, medicine side effects, treatment, and therapy. This is a lot for him and his family to endure, but he is a fighter working hard against this illness.
There will be a benefit for Caleb and his family on Saturday, October 13th at the La Crescent American Legion from 1pm until 10pm.
Activities will be held for children of all ages! There will also be raffles, games, face painting, crafts, music and much more!
There will be dinner available from 4-7pm and beer for the big kids! The cornhole tourney will be starting us off at 2pm and is $15/team.
If interested in volunteering or donating please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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September 7, 2012
Jason and Karla Dummer were blessed with triplets in May of 2011. However, one of the triplets, Sophia Grace, developed intestinal problems and spent six months in the hospital. After 13 surgical procedures, Sophia is still dependent on her IV and feed tube to stay alive.
Due to the family’s ongoing medical costs, there will be a benefit for Sophia on Sunday, September 16th at the Holmen American Legion from 11am until 8pm.
There will be a chicken-Q, a bake sale, games, a Chinese raffle, silent auction and a live auction.
For more information, please contact Lance at 608-385-4956 or go to sophiassavinggrace.org
Please send donations to any Associated Bank under the account “Sophia’s Saving Grace”