May 26, 2013
In September of 2011, Elizabeth Holman-Melde was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She was only 25 years old, a non-smoker and a newlywed. Seven short months after Elizabeth’s diagnosis, she passed away.
LizFest 2013 includes a benefit ride, a golf outing and a celebration of life.
Registration for the ride starts at 9am and the ride leaves from Rod’s Ride on Powersports at 10am. There will be donuts,coffee and juice before the ride. You will also be eligible for door prizes.
The ride costs $30 to pre-register, and $35 on the day of the ride.
Pre-registration is at Rod’s Ride on Powersports located at 4140 Mormon Coulee Ct. La Crosse, WI 54601, or you may call (608)788-4514 to register over the phone.
All riders will receive a t-shirt and LizFest button.
Ride ends at Veterans Park where there will be music and food.
Event coordinator: Steven Holman- Phone (608)385-6733
All proceeds will go to the Liz Melde Foundation for lung cancer awareness and education.
For more information on the ride, please click here. For more info on LizFest 2013, please click here.
In March of 1997, Jess Whitewater tragically committed suicide.
The Jess Whitewater Memorial is a softball tournament to raise awareness of the prevention of suicide. Proceeds from this event will be donated equally among The La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative and The Town of Campbell First Responders.
The softball tourney will take place the weekend of June 7th-9th at the Sky Harbour Ball Park on French Island.
$150 Entry per team. Double elimination. For more information, contact Dave Johnson at (608)519-1959 or Stacy Johnson at (608)738-6765
Live music from Pop Rocks, Abbey Lane & the Backbone, and At Large!
John Steers, a La Crosse County Medical Examiner, has been diagnosed with Metastatic Prostate Cancer. There will be a benefit to support John and his family on Saturday, June 8th at Champions Riverside Resort in Galesville. The benefit will start at noon and will feature a live auction, a silent auction, a bake sale, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and MUCH more. All are welcome!
Read the recent La Crosse Tribune article about John here.
For more information, please call Neil or Mary at 608-786-3735 or visit the event’s Facebook page.
And if you cannot attend but would like to help, please send donations to:
John Steers Cancer Benefit Fund
Altra Federal Credit Union
1807 East Main Street
Onalaska, WI 54650
Make checks payable to John Steers Cancer Benefit Fund
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.