ZCare is committed to making a difference in our community. We provide support to our friends and neighbors in a number of ways and we couldn't do it without you. Thanks for your partnership in improving the lives of those in need.

 

To submit a request for assistance or share benefit details, email ZCare@z933.com.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EVENTS CALENDAR!

 

ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS

Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Each Mother's Day, SOPIHIA'S SAVING GRACE gives gifts to mom's that have babies in the NICU over Mother's Day. They are also having a Vendor's Event at Elmaro's Vineyard to help support this project. There will be baskets raffled off during the event (If you'd like to donate a basket please let them know)

 Vendors include Ohnan Pearls and Gifts, Younique, Paparazzi, Clever Containers, Avon Advocare, Wild Tree, Lahara Lockets, Young Living Essential Oils, Plexus< LAudry Fluff, 31, and Pink Zebra..

This event was a huge success please help us make it a success this year!

CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK EVENT HERE!

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 19:08

BRENDA MORAN BENEFIT 4/2

April 2, NOON-11PM

Moose Lodge in La Crosse

The benefit is being held for Brenda Moran who has been diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma. The benefit includes food, cash bar, live music, 50/50 raffle, Chinese raffle, silent auction, and much more. This event is to raise funds to help with medical costs and to also raise awareness about this type of cancer.

Three years ago Brenda was first diagnosed with uterine cancer. Brenda had some options of treatment for this type of cancer and chose to have a hysterectomy. The hysterectomy solved the uterine cancer and no further treatments for uterine cancer was needed.

Unfortunately two years later Brenda was diagnosed with cancer again. This time she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Follicular Lymphoma. This type of cancer is slow growing however it is an intense type of cancer. Unfortunately this type of cancer is not curable, but can be treated. When Brenda was first diagnosed she underwent chemo operations every month for two days. The chemo treatments became very overwhelming for Brenda, just like any other chemo participant. Six months ago the doctors noticed that Brenda's lymph nodes were decreasing and decided that chemo treatments could be held once every three months for a day. Brenda has had many hospital stays, visits, and countless emergency room visits due to reactions from chemo including rashes, fevers, and insanely high blood sugar. She has had an unbelievable number of CT scans, having them every month for a year, when they finally decided it was time to let her body rest from all of the radiation. She is now getting one every three months. With everything involved with the cancer and chemo treatments, Brenda has had a stressful journey. Her cancer team would like to see more progress in the treatment and in the next few months they will be reevaluating everything and seeing what they have to do to get her into remission. We are hopeful she will go into remission soon.

Over the last three years the transportation and medical expenses have taken a toll on her family and herself both emotionally and financially.

$10.00 admission includes food

Bands scheduled to appear:

12:00PM-1:30PM The Fabulous Baloney Skins
2:00PM-3:30PM The Bozills
4:00PM-5:30PM The Dave Rogers Blues Band
6:00PM-7:00pm The Merchants
7:30PM-9:00PM St8eightUP
9:30PM-11:00PM To be announced

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 09:17

DR. SEUSS THEATER!

To celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Brittany and Ballzer decided to dramatically read some quotes from the good doctor.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:40

FIVE GIRLS & A FOOD DRIVE - APRIL 2ND

Robin's Nest, French Island

Saturday, April 2nd 3-6 PM

A group of girls have been tasked to host an event to bring awareness to a community need as part of a project management class at Western. They will be hosting a food drive with a raffle of donated items provided by local businesses. All proceeds will be donated to the La Crosse Hunger Task Force which provides food for over 80 local food pantries. They are looking for non perishables, perishables, health and beauty products, baby items and so much more....
1 ticket per item brought in, 1 ticket per dollar donated
Drawing at 6 PM
Must be present to win!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT!

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 10:07

BREAST FEST APRIL 23

DOORS OPEN AT 7 WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM THE REMAINDERS, RAFFLE AND SILENT AUCTION!

A fundraiser for Kristy Garzee and her family, asking for any assistance that you might be able to provide. Kristy is battling stage three-breast cancer and as you can imagine, this is an expensive fight.

We hope you can join us at Breast Fest! If you are unable to attend, please consider sending a donation to:

The Kristy Garzee Benefit Fund
P.O. Box 3016
La Crosse, WI 54602-3016

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:46

BALLZER AND JERRY SPRINGER...NEW BEST FRIENDS

Ballzer had the chance to catch up with Jerry Springer this morning! Here's the interview if you missed it:

Fox 25/48 is sending one lucky viewer to The Jerry Springer Show in Stamford, CT along with a Meet and Greet with Jerry Springer! 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL CONTEST INFO! 

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 06:01

RHONDA SPECE MEDICAL BILL COVERAGE FUNDRAISER

Rhonda Spece, is currently in the hospital with a blockage. Over the last few years she's been in and out of the hospital for similar reasons leading to having surgery and being out of work. Rhonda and her family are still paying medical bills from her previous times in the hospital and we're not sure how long she's going to be in the hospital this time and also out of work. She is one that always gives and ask for nothing in return. 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO RHONDA'S GO FUND ME PAGE!

Date: March 12, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM CST
Event Description:
Think your the smartest team in town?? Test your Trivia skills and support Families First of Monroe County by participating in our 6th annual Trivia Night! Rally a team of 4-10 members who have what it takes for an evening of Trivia, food, fun and prizes. This annual fundraiser benefits Families First mission to support residents of Monroe County through their life and financial challenges.

Location:
Monroe County Fairgrounds, Gold Building, Tomah
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Doors at 5:00, Trivia at 6:30pm

To Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N9cuwvK_On_3W4t-S8InN0A-z2KkXe75syWvDsYmWjQ/viewform Families First: (608) 374-4141 for more information

Fees/Admission:
$20 per team member, teams of 4-10 individuals

 

Please join us February 29 from 6-8pm for A Night for HOPE, a community illicit drug forum sponsored by the La Crosse County Heroin and Other Illicit Drug Task Force, La Crosse County Prevention Network and Addiction Medical Solutions. 

A Family’s Journey from Addiction to Recovery. Your Choice started with one family who lived through the devastation of drugs and alcohol. Their son Tyler struggled with drugs and alcohol for 11 years until he decided it was time to get help. Once he completed treatment in 2008, the family came together and decided they wanted to educate youth and families about drugs and alcohol so that other families wouldn’t have to experience what they lived through.
Chris Eberlein, MD., Co-chair of the La Crosse County Heroin and Other Illicit Drug Task Force, and from Gundersen Health Systems stated, “Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. We do know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives.” A local survey, COMPASS NOW 2015 showed that illegal drug use was the top community concern.
There will also be available resources in the community, panelists on treatment, addiction, law enforcement, medical, current efforts in your community, and more! Everyone is welcome and the event is free. Community members such as parents, family members, caregivers, health professionals, business leaders, mental health providers, counselors, and others are encouraged to attend. Staff will be available starting at 5pm before the event for questions and concerns about counseling, treatment and resources.
LOCATION:
Waterfront – Cargill Center located at 328 Front Street South in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
REGISTRATION or QUESTIONS:
Please contact Al Bliss, Coordinator of the La Crosse County Heroin and Other Illicit Drug Task Force at 608 789-4820 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration is not required, but encouraged, so we provide adequate resources and materials!

STREAM THE FORUM LIVE FOR FREE HERE!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:03

GOTHAM KNIGHT SERVICE DOG TRAINING DONATION

Zcare is honored to donate to Gotham's service training so he can continue to help Army Veteran Walter live well. Thanks to our awesome listeners and our partners at Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center, we were able to donate $500 to Paws 4 Independence for Gotham's training. So glad we had a fabulous bidder in the Macklemore Zcare auction so we can help these great people!

 

                 

Here's a little more background on these great folks:

Walter served our country in the US Army and was in Iraq from 2007-2009. He unfortunately returned disabled from severe PTSD and a Traumatic Brain Injury which triggers sudden and intense fear and anger. Luckily, he found Paws 4 Independence in Caledonia, MN that helps veterans and other people with varying disabilities TRAIN their own service dogs. Walter and his wife enrolled their amazing Rottie, Gotham Knight in service training since he was a puppy but they need your help to continue training him.

Click here to meet Gotham, check out more pictures, and see what he's been up to on Facebook!

To donate to Gotham's training and learn more about Paws 4 Independence, click here!