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.
Tim was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma Cancer (Hodgkin’s Disease) in November. Tim will have Chemotherapy for the next 4-6 months and will be out of work with little or no income for an extended period of time.
There will be a benefit for Tim and his family on Saturday, March 16th at the Retreat Sportsmen Club in Retreat, WI, starting at 3pm.
There will be a silent auction, a chinese raffle, a pie auction, a DJ and food.
You can send monetary donations to:
Tim Ackman Cancer Benefit
C/O Genoa State Bank
PO Box 9
Genoa, WI 54632
For additional information, please contact Paul at 608-689-2275.
March 7, 2013
On October 15, 2012 Gary Evers was traveling west on Hwy. 14/61 just outside of Westby. He was stopped waiting to turn left onto Saugstad Rd. when his car was struck from behind by a second eastbound vehicle.
Upon impact, his vehicle was spun around into the westbound lane of traffic and directly into the path of a milk truck,. The milk truck was unable to avoid colliding with Evers’ car, which was then struck a second time.
Evers was wearing his seatbelt and both air bags in his car were deployed upon impact, but the double whammy crash left him with traumatic brain injuries. He was transported to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, where specialists try to help his body reconnect with his brain.
The crash left Evers with diffuse axonal head injuries, similar to conditions suffered during shaken baby syndrome, where the impulse connections of the brain that travel down the neck and spinal column are sheared and disconnected from whiplash type movement.
Externally, Gary only received an abrasion on his head in the crash. His bones weren’t broken, but his ability to move was. He was unable to walk, talk, move his head or even breath on his own when he entered the hospital. After months of physical, occupational, speech, vibration and electronic stimulation therapy, Gary is making small strides forward.
The Coon Valley Lions is sponsoring a benefit for Gary and his family on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Coon Valley American Legion Hall. There will be food, a live auction, Chinese auction, a raffle and live music.
For auction donations, please contact the Coon Valley Lions, Robert Starks at 608-606-9000 or Ron Hoff at 608-452-3392.
Donations can also be made at River Bank, C/O Gary Evers Benefit, 300 Central Ave., Coon Valley, 54623.
You can also go to the event’s Facebook page for more information.