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ZCare is committed to making a difference in our community. Along with our friends at G.E.C.U. and Mattress Outlet La Crosse, 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.

 

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ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct
18
Irving Pertzsch Elementary Hurricane Relief Drive and Book Fair
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017
Oct
21
ENCHANTED FOREST
10am - 3pm
Oct
21
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 19:33

ELLIOT VS VITERBROS

 

Elliot Heller is a fourth grader who is currently in remission from his battle with cancer. Viterbo's “Love Your Melon” crew hosted a football game for Elliot and his friends to play against the Viterbo Men's basketball team.

 Love your Melon began in MN with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America. Their apparel is made in the USA and half of net proceeds from the sale of all Love Your Melon products are donated to Love Your Melon’s nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer.

CLICK HERE to purchase a Love Your Melon Hat! Be sure to note the Viterbo Campus Crew at check out!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON LOVE YOUR MELON DAY (10/20/16)

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:57

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE

Lancer Leos (12-18 year olds- mini Lions)  Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive  oct 24-nov 6
 
Drop off your new or used shoes at one of these locations:

La Crescent-Hokah Elementary, Middle or High School
State Bank of La Crescent
Home Federal
Thorson Graphics
Heth Hardware
Merchants Bank
Quillan's
La Crescent Library
Snap Fittness
Edward Jones
Bauers
Crucifixion
Prince of Peace Church

A LITTLE INFO ABOUT IT:

Mission: Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.
Everyone deserves a good pair of shoes. Since 2006 Soles4Souls has collected and distributed 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.

Every day children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.
 
 
FOR MORE INFO ON WHERE YOUR SHOES GO, CLICK HERE!
Sunday, 09 October 2016 19:37

Coulee Region’s OMS Teddy Bear Drive

 
Join the Coulee Region Teddy Bear Drive to raise awareness for Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome,  a rare disorder that only affects 1 in 10 million. They collect teddy bears to give to sick children in the hospital at Gundersen and Mayo in La Crosse and Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. Drop off locations this year are The Cheese Corner in Viroqua; The Cakery and Bakery in Viroqua; Kickapoo Corners in Readstown; Helzberg Diamonds at The Valley View Mall; Optical Fashions in La Crosse; Gunderson Health Systems Clinic in La Crosse; Onalaska High School in Onalaska; Onalaska Middle school in Onalaska; and MyLife Chiropractic in La Crosse.
 
 
Meghan Cota and Chloe Bruland are combining forces this year for their 2nd year in a row as they work on the Coulee Region’s OMS Teddy Bear Drive -- to raise awareness for Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS). OMS is a rare, neurological disorder of unknown cause which appears to be the result of an autoimmune process over-reaction involving the nervous system. The body's immune system doesn't "shut-off" normally and can then attack the child's brain. It damages the brain, affecting eye movement and balance -- sending a once normal child backwards. They may not be able to walk, speak, or even swallow while untreated. The treatments include suppressing the immune system with immunoglobulins, and/or steroids. Following that, they are left with many months and often years of physical and occupational therapy to re-tone their muscles and “re-wire” their brain functions.
 
The OMS Life Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of this rare disease. OMS is extremely rare and affects one in ten million individuals per year. The foundation holds its national teddy bear drive each fall when the teddy bears are collected and donated to pediatric units at local hospitals. It is coordinated each year by some of the families affected with OMS. Each NEW bear is tagged with a ribbon and a small tag that includes a brief explanation of what OMS is and the website to find out more about OMS. They are then handed out to children and their siblings as a child is admitted to the hospital for any reason. Meghan who is 16 yrs. old, and a Junior this year at Onalaska High School, was diagnosed at 32 months. Chloe, who is now 24, is attending Southwest Tech in an Early Childhood Education program. This will be Chloe’s 6th year doing the OMS Teddy Bear Drive in the coulee region. She was diagnosed at 18 months. 
 
Chloe and Meghan have had to endure many years of speech and physical therapy to help re-wire their brains. While you may not realize anything unique about these girls by looking or talking to them, they have plenty "leftover" issues you won’t see. Often one of the brain’s functions affected is the inability to sequence things like numbers, directions or steps in a process. There can also be anxiety issues, and delayed communication and social skills. These girls have been very lucky, now leading mostly normal young adult lives. They have fought through years of having to suppress the immune system with steroids and therapy, and the stigma of being labeled “different” throughout school. They are OMS Survivors whose parents advocated for them during their early years, and now they advocate for other OMS kids through the teddy bear drive. Drop off locations this year are The Cheese Corner in Viroqua; The Cakery and Bakery in Viroqua; Kickapoo Corners in Readstown; Helzberg Diamonds at The Valley View Mall; Optical Fashions in La Crosse; Gunderson Health Systems Clinic in La Crosse; Onalaska High School in Onalaska; Onalaska Middle school in Onalaska; and MyLife Chiropractic in La Crosse. Donations are also accepted on line at the OMS Life website if you are unable to go out and buy a new bear for the Teddy Bear Drive.

Partners in Excellence (an Autism Therapy Center) is opening their secure parking lot on Thursday September 29th from 5-9pm and all day Saturday October 1st starting at 8am for Fest goers to park. Parking will cost $5 per car and all funds raised will go directly to LaCrosse Area Autism Foundation. Partners in Excellence is located at 901 Caledonia St.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 06:01

Last Man Down - A Firefighter's Story

n 9/11/2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto responded to a call at the World Trade Center. Soon after, he found himself trapped under the rubble of the North Tower.

Join him on September 21, 2016 at 12 PM at The Weber Center of Performing Arts to hear the harrowing true story of an American hero and his recount of one of our nation’s darkest hours.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS!

Or stop by The Weber Center of Performing Arts at 428 Front Street South. Their box office hours are 11am - 5 pm Monday thru Friday.

Thursday, 01 September 2016 09:06

NOAH'S ARK Salute to Our Heroes through 9/5!

August 22, 2016 – Sept 5, 2016
Noah’s Ark is excited to once again invite Military, Fire, Police, EMTs, Doctors and Nurses to our 2016 Salute to Heroes End-of-Summer Event! Expanded this year to include the last two weeks of the summer, this event allows free admission for our heroes who would like to relax with friends and family. Each hero’s guests will pay just $19.99 + tax, our lowest gate price of the season! Noah’s Ark is proud to give back to those who devote their lives to preserving our health and safety. Your ID Badge (with photo ID) is your admission ticket!

 

Monday, 22 August 2016 10:18

ANOTHER GRATEFUL ZCARE RECIPIENT

A low income family who has a disabled son had to fix an emergency home repair issue and needed help getting school supplies and food. Zcare donated a gift card to help them out. We received the following email shortly after their family member picked it up. I just wanted to share with you her appreciation:

"We just left Walmart and you should have seen their faces, it was priceless...needless to say he has school supplies and outfits :) thank you all SOOO much!!!"

Thanks to DAYS INN LA CROSSE CONFERENCE CENTER, we're able to continue to do great work in our community.

Thank you!

~Ballzer

Monday, 22 August 2016 08:56

COULEE REGION TEDDY BEAR DRIVE

Join the Coulee Region Teddy Bear Drive to raise awareness for Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome,  a rare disorder that only affects 1 in 10 million. They collect teddy bears to give to sick children in the hospital at Gundersen and Mayo in La Crosse and Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. Donation drop boxes will be out October 1st- December 1st.
 
 
 
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 09:42

MISS SPARTA ZOMBIE FUN RUN

 

Run Details: On Saturday, October 15, 2016 race day registration opens at 4:30 pm and the race starts at 6:45pm.  The fun run is approximately 1.9 miles in and around Sparta Memorial Park and the River Run Golf Course.  Runners wear a flag football belt, and run the course while Zombies attempt to infect as many runners as possible by taking their flags. Pre-registration is $25 and includes your shirt, House of Shadows Haunted House ticket, plus raffle entry for GREAT prizes.

Proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network and the Miss Sparta Scholarship Program

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFO!

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Friday, 05 August 2016 12:18

DEAN'S CANCER FUNDRAISER


Dean was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 16. It was an unbearable battle, but not unbeatable. He went through extensive surgeries, chemo and radiation. He nearly lost his leg to this ravishing disease...but he grabbed cancer by the throat, and beat it. At age of 18, just beginning his adventure into adulthood....the cancer came back. It has metastasized. Dean lives in La Crosse with his girlfriend and her family. His dedicated mother travels to La Crosse to be at all his appointments and due to missed work and traveling expenses, her income is very limited. There are 3 trial drugs that are very expensive but viable options for saving his life.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO DEAN'S GOFUNDME PAGE!