April 25, 2012
Mitch McConnell was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia three years ago. Recent testing shows that his cancer has escalated. His family and friends are sponsoring a benefit to assist in the cost of treatment.
The benefit is Saturday, April 28th starting at 3pm.
There will be a silent auction, raffles, 50/50, games and a kid area.
The poker run begins and ends at the Holmen American Legion
Registration starts at 10 and is $15. The price includes a t-shirt, meal, entry to see Red Line Outlaw and prizes.
Red Line Outlaw starts at 8pm at the Holmen American Legion and is $5 at the door.
Ida Olson, from Westby Wisconsin, was diagnosed with breast cancer last October. Shortly before Christmas she underwent a double mastectomy only to find that there was cancer in both breasts and some near by lymph nodes. After healing from the surgery, she began chemotherapy. She was blessed to only have to do three sessions, but the treatment took a serious toll on her body. She is facing reconstructive surgery in the next couple of months.
There is a benefit for Ida on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Westby Snow Flake Ski Club on County P in Westby, WI.
There will be food, multiple raffles, a silent auction, a live auction, 50/50, tip boards and a bake sale, including a home-made pie auction!
There will also be a DJ and refreshments.
April 17, 2012
In December of 2011, Tom Jirsa was diagnosed with inoperable Pancreatic cancer and he needs your help.
There will be a benefit for “TJ” on Saturday, April 28th from 3-11pm at the American Legion Post 52 in La Crosse.
There will be live music from “At Large” along with food from Fat and Sassy Catering.
There will also be a live auction, a silent auction, a fishbowl raffle, and a cash raffle.
Some of the auction items include Packer, Brewer, and Twins tickets, autographed sports memorabilia, sporting goods, riding jackets, gift cards and more.
For more information, please visit tomjirsa.com
Jennifer Glynn is currently diagnosed with a very rare and severe disease called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). Along with this disease, she has developed other underlining conditions. She has seen many providers from Gundersen Lutheran, UW Madison and now Mayo. They are working tirelessly to find some kind of answers for her.
This disease causes Jennifer to have fainting spells and severe fatigue. She has increased heart beats to over 200 beats per minute and her blood pressure drops significantly. The doctors have given her strict orders to remain in bed for her safety. She is unable to sit or stand for any period of time as she will faint. She has fallen multiple times, has had several concussions and lacerations. Her body has become very weak, she’s had significant weight loss, and her muscles can no longer support her.
Jennifer is undergoing IVIG (Intravenously Administrated Immunoglobulin) which is created by using over 1,000 plasma donors. The cost of these transfusions is $20,000 each. She will have 5 transfusions before she is discharged from St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester and will continue to have weekly treatments for the next 11 weeks. She will have many trips back and forth to Mayo, once she is discharged for continued treatment and further testing.
Because Jen’s POTS is so severe, it will leave her permanently disabled, but to what extent is still unknown. The disease is not curable, but we hope it can be managed with medications, diet, therapy and restricted physical activity, as she won’t be able to stand for extended periods of time. She has not been able to work for the past year and her family is suffering. Her husband Rob recently lost his job due to tending to her medical needs. Her husband, their six kids and the rest of her family have done everything they can to help support her emotionally.
There will be a benefit for Jen on Saturday, April 28th from 11am until 1pm at the Onalaska American Legion.
There will be live music, kid’s entertainment, raffles, pull tabs, pizza and a Chicken-Q from Rooster Andy’s.
For more information on Jennifer’s fight, please visit: Caring Bridge
June Pierson is a 52 year old wife, mother and grandmother. In February, June was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Cancer, a very aggressive form of brain cancer. June started radiation in March. The financial burden this family is facing is tremendous.
There will be a benefit to help raise enough money to help June with both her medical bills and just day to day living expenses.
Please join us at:
Silverado Bar at 158 Leonard Street in West Salem on April 28th, 2012 from 2pm until 7pm.
If you have any questions or would like to make a donation please contact:
Mary Ann Bolstad at (608)782-1956 or Tracy McHenry at (608)385-2340
Or email us at email@example.com
April 14, 2012
In 2012 we’ll be riding for 12 year old Terrell John Baumler of Waukon. Terrell was diagnosed Melloblastoma Brain cancer . After very aggressive treatment, it was discovered he had developed ALL-T-cell Leukemia brought on from the chemo used to fight the original cancer. The odds of this happening are one in a million.
Terrell underwent a bone marrow transplant and spent 275 days in the hospital. We are glad to say that Terrell has remained cancer free for a number of years now! His treatments, however, created lifelong issues for Terrell and his family.
Terrell has a seizure disorder and cognitive difficulties, requiring repetitive learning techniques. His body produces way too much iron and he has growth issues that keep him from developing at the rate of his friends and classmates.
Terrell likes farming with his Dad, Kenny Baumler, and especially loves John Deere tractors. Jan Baumler, Terrell’s Mom, tells us “he loves music, video games, and hanging with his friends and little brother Emanuel.” But his biggest love of all is football! Terrell is named after Terrell Davis and John Elway…his “wish” is to see the Bears and the Packers play at Soldier Field. Help us send this family on a great family vacation to Chicago for football, The Shed Aquarium, Sears Tower, Navy Pier and more!
Pre-register for Big Bikes 2012 here.
Liam Jarome Hadley was born on August 2nd, 2011 to Amanda Frommelt and Benjamin Hadley. Both are employees of Festival Foods in the Village. Liam has Isolated Dextrocardia and Transverse Lower Septums. He was born with ASD and VSD. On November 23rd, Liam’s team of doctors went in for his first surgery. During the surgery, the wall in his heart that is connected to his Tricuspid Valve stopped moving, preventing it from working properly. It caused aortic regurgitation, a condition that occurs when your heart’s aortic valve doesn’t close tightly. Liam had a second SUCCESSFUL surgery in early December to fix all the problems with his heart.
There will be a benefit for Liam on Saturday, April 21st starting at 2pm at the Post 52 American Legion in La Crosse.
There will be a silent auction, a Chinese raffle, give-aways, face painting, kids activities and food.
Cash donations can be made to the Liam Hadley Trust Fund at Associated Bank.
For non-cash donations or for more information, please call 608-738-5267
You can also visit the event’s Facebook page here.
Charlene Bushman was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer in November 2011. She has already had major surgery in November to remove a large tumor along with many organs and lymph nodes that were also cancer filled. She recently started her first round of chemotherapy and will be continuing chemo over the next 4-6 months. She is unable to work at this time which adds stress to her life.
A benefit has been planned for Saturday, April 21st, starting at 11am at the Holmen American Legion.
There will be live & silent auctions, free food, music by Scott Tabbert, a Chinese Raffle, bake sale, raffles, and much more!
If you are interested in donating or helping that day, please contact Candi via email or phone.
Phone: (608) 769-0208.
A bank account has been set up at Community Credit Union(CHARLENE BUSHMAN CANCER BENEFIT).