July 30, 2013
A short time ago, Bobby Johnson was diagnosed with colorectal cancer & underwent surgery in March to remove that tumor and many surrounding lymph nodes. Since then, the cancer has metastasized to his liver (Stage IV) and after several months of chemotherapy, Bobby will have to endure liver surgery in Madison, followed by more chemo & radiation treatments.
Bobby is a long-time employee of Stansfield Vending and a wonderful husband of 6 years to Erin, and father to Hannah and Ava. Erin and Bobby will be required to take time off from work during this difficult time and medical bills are already accumulating.
Family, friends, and loved ones will be holding a benefit for this young family on Saturday, August 10th at the All Star Banquet Hall from 4–9pm. There will be a Chinese auction, a silent auction, and numerous raffle drawings.
Cash contributions may be made to the Bobby Johnson Benefit Fund at State Bank Financial.
For more information, please contact Brian Christianson at 608-317-9799 or by e-mail at Christianson_Brian@yahoo.com. You can also visit the event’s Facebook page.
July 27, 2013
Imagine not being able to see the beautiful rivers and bluffs of the Coulee Region because you need glasses or are impaired by a condition that requires surgery or even a new set of eyes. This is the reality for many people in our community and throughout the world. In fact, one child goes blind every minute. Half a million will have lost their sight by the end of the year.
Help us to prevent this tragedy on a local, state, and global level while enjoying a scenic ride with your family and friends. Your generosity helps the La Crosse Lions Club support many sight conservation programs. All proceeds go towards ongoing Lions projects
The 6th Annual Ride for Sight is a non-timed, family-fun ride on Saturday, August 10th. There will be many different age divisions and different ride lengths. Registration for the rides is between 7am and 10:30am at the La Crosse River State Trail parking lot on County Highway B.
For more information, please visit the La Crosse Lions’ website or contact Erica Brandau at email@example.com
July 10, 2013
Ken Dawson is a devoted husband, father, La Crosse community member and Marine Corps Veteran. He has worked for La Crosse County for the past 23 years.
Last October, Ken was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer. At the time of the diagnosis, the cancer had metastasized to his liver. Due to repeated rounds of Chemo and an aggressive treatment plan, Ken has been unable to return to work. There will be a benefit for Ken and his family on Saturday, July 27th to help his family as the financial burden continues to grow.
The benefit will be at All Star Lanes in downtown La Crosse from 1pm until 6pm. There will be a raffle, silent auction and much more! For more information, please contact Christy at 608-317-2373.
An account has been set up for donations:
Ken Dawson Benefit
Altra Credit Union
2715 Losey Blvd.
In May, Boone was injured in a motorcycle accident. Due to an extended stay in ICU and multiple surgeries, Dan’s medical expenses are piling up.
Daniel is a self-employed truck driver who is a husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many!
There will be a charity ride and benefit on Saturday, July 27th at the St. Charles Moose. Registration for the ride starts at 10am with the ride leaving at 11am. There will be a bake sale, silent auction, a bean bag tournament and food!
Donations can be made to:
Dan Lange Benefit Fund
Merchants Bank in St. Charles, MN
For more information on the event or to donate an item to the silent auction, please call Maria at 251-8425 or Patty at 259-3131