The Rock Foundation was created in the summer of 1999, by the staff of 95.7 The Rock. For the past 15 years, you've helped us help individuals, organizations and families in time of need. Since the Foundations inception, we have been humbled by the continued support and generosity of you, the kick-ass Rock listener.
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Renee Lund was diagnosed with stage III lung cancer in 2015. After 18 months of aggressive treatment she was classified as No Evidence of Disease (NED). In October 2017, she was diagnosed with an aggressive recurrence of cancer, this time with limited treatment options. This diagnosis has greatly affected her family both emotionally and financially. Both Renee and her husband Ron are military veterans and Renee works as a registered nurse. The Lund family is one of the most generous and kind-hearted families, and certainly deserving of our support.
On Saturday February 24, 2018, a benefit will be held for Renee and will help support the Lund family through difficult times. The money raised will go to the family’s medical bills and daily expenses. The benefit will be held at the Holmen American Legion from 2pm-10pm; and will feature a chili supper, silent auction and raffles.
If you would like to assist in contributing to this event either in the form of monetary donation or through a donated item for a silent auction or raffle drawings, have questions or need additional information, please contact:
P: 608 780 6028
This past summer, Lane Cade, a Westby 7th grader was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, he is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Due to the vast medical expenses a benefit has been set up for Cade and his family at the Eagles Club in Viroqua on 11/5 from 12p-5p with a live auction starting at 3p, there will also be a silent auction as well as Chinese raffle and more. For more information you can visit the Lane Cade Benefit Facebook Page and monetary donations can be dropped off at WCCU in Westby. Questions can be directed to Vernel at 608-386-5401 or Theresa at 608-385-5866
DeeDee's been diagnosed with Constructive Bronchiolitis Obliterans which is a rare lung disease that can effect anyone & the only treatment that has known success is a double lung transplant. DeeDee has been accepted on the Lungs transplant list @ UW Madison Hospital and has good insurance however, it is an extremely expensive and long process & DeeDee's husband John will also have to be off work for a month at minimum to stay in Madison with Dee. Due to these forthcoming expenditures, DeeDee Dehnke's friends and family are having a benefit. The benefit will be held on October the 7th at the VFW in Cochrane with a bean bag tourney, Chinese Raffle, live music from Divided Highway and more. To read more about DeeDee's story and to get details on her benefit, head to the benefit's event page on Facebook!
In July, Roger was diagnosed with Anaplasmosis (tick borne disease) and West Nile Virus (Mosquito borne Infection). Roger suffered severe symptoms and has spent weeks in Rochester at Mayo. He received care in the ICU-Critical Care Unit and Respiratory Unit. He is currently going through Intensive therapy. Roger is still at Mayo in Rochester.
Roger is an awesome dad to his four daughters, Shannon Ely, Sheyann Wieczorek, Hillary Vold, and Heather Pryor. He's also an amazing grandpa to all his grandbabies!!
Roger and Gloria are active community members, and his family & friends are looking to help them in return. Please help support Roger and his family by attending his benefit!
The Benefit will be held at Hilltop Bar and Grill in Fountain City, starting at 3pm. Food will be served from 4-7pm, there will be a Poker Run (see below for details), DJ, Silent and Live Auctions, Sportsman Raffle with gun boards and more!!! Join us for food, fun, and a great cause!!
Poker Run - sign up will be 10:30 at Stockyard's in Dodge leaving at 11:00 & ending at the Hilltop!
The La Crosse Police Professional Non-Supervisory Association is having their 8th annual Putt'n for Pooches golf outing and fundraiser to benefit the La Crosse Police Department K-9 program. The outing will take place 9/11 at Forest Hills and will include 18 holes of golf and a reception at Brothers with food, door prices, raffles and a silent auction.
The funds raise from this event will go to ensure that the four K-9's and their handlers have the best and most up-to-date equipment and training. to keep the community safe.
If you wish register or get more info on the event, go here: https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/police/k9golf
Thomas Suhr has been battling stage 3 colon cancer since November 2016 and he has endured several setbacks and problems that have now caused the Dr to have to stop his treatment. This is obviously very scary because his cancer is very aggressive and he needs the treatments to hopefully save his life! Right now we are waiting to find out if the cancer has spread to his brain and if the chemo has caused damage to his heart😔 Thomas' family have planned a benefit for August 12th at the Onalaska American Legion and are hoping to raise enough money to help him receive some alternative treatments as well to help him live on while he fights to save his life.
Jeff was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 15 and Jeff is now 24. It has been a long and daily struggle, sometimes even an hourly one with the permanent disability. People with Type 1 Diabetes can’t get energy from the food they eat. Their pancreas doesn’t work at all, and they are insulin dependent for the rest of their lives. Jeff has to prick his fingers to test his blood sugar up to 10 times a day. He has an insulin pump that is connected to him constantly and he changes the site every 3 days. Also, diabetes can cause irreparable damage to major internal organs causing us to live in daily fear. Though we have used many therapies and treatments including a glucose monitor, they aren’t always accurate and 100% reliable. This is why Jeff needs a Diabetic Service Dog. These dogs are specially trained to sense blood sugar highs/lows, call 911 in an emergency, and retrieve vital resources like glucose tabs, juice, and insulin when Jeff is feeling too weak. A service dog would mean no longer living in fear of Jeff falling into a diabetic coma in his sleep, no more fear of long work days, and the peace of mind we need. Just last year one morning his roommate called to say she couldn't wake him up for work. His dad got there before the ambulance and injected his glucagon but he still did not wake up, the ambulance arrived and inserted a glucose IV solution and Jeff finally woke up. We don't even want to think of what would have happened if his roommate wasn't there. We know that a dog would have detected and notified Jeff.
The benefit will be held at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Viroqua, WI at the Vernon Memorial Healthcare Expo Center Building. We will be serving food, have vendors, a silent auction, raffles, music by Bjorn Berg, and special guests, The Peterson Farm Brothers!!!! Please visit the Facebook Event Page and let Jeff & his family know you're coming!!!
On Saturday, June 24th, a benefit for Ethan Halverson will take place in Lansing, Iowa. Ethan was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in November of 2016. He has been receiving chemotherapy and is unable to work or attend school. Ethan is the son of Marty and Faye Halverson from Lansing. Please join to show support for this amazing young man!
The day will begin with a fishing tournament at sunrise with weigh-in at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Park. Cast a line and try to catch a big one! Next, you can show off your skills at the “E-man the He-man” whiffle ball tournament starting at the Lansing Ball Field at 10:00 a.m. Teams can be comprised of as many players as you want, with a cost of $5.00 per player. Fill the field and have a ball with your friends and family! In between games you can get your fill as hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will also be available. Call Jordan Milton (563-568-8481) or Kasey Nuehring (563-568-1512) to register a team.
Your competitive streak can continue as the silent auction will begin at 2:00 P.M. at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall. Then grab a number, because the live auction starts at 5:00 p.m. You’ll also be able to grab some food at the auction to help you stay energized so you can bid on and win the auction items you want! Donations for the auction are being accepted at Milty’s, Gundersen Lutheran Clinic (in Lansing), Red Geranium, and at the home of Lisa Welsh, 101 N. Front St., in Lansing, IA.
Any questions or ideas for the benefit can be answered by Lisa Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 563-568-7302. Follow the benefit on Facebook at E-Man the He-Man's Cancer Benefit to see auction items or to sign up to help with the benefit!