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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.


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Irving Pertzsch Elementary Hurricane Relief Drive and Book Fair
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017
10am - 3pm
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 08:30


September 24, 2016
VFW in Viroqua at 3pm.
Meal (free will donation); Chinese Raffle, Live Auction, Pie Auction, and Wine Auction.

On Tuesday, February 2nd a snowplow and Brian’s SUV collided on Highway 14/61. Unconscious but breathing Brian was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Gundersen Hospital. Brian spent 2 ½ months in various medical facilities recovering from his multiple injuries along with a traumatic brain injury.
Currently, Brian is receiving speech, physical and occupational therapies at their home but will soon be transitioning to outpatient therapy in Viroqua. Brian has made tremendous progress but still has a long road ahead of him.
Brian and Marlene have lived in the Viroqua area for over 20 years and have 3 sons.
Brian works at Viterbo University in the maintenance department. Due to the severity of the brain injury, there is no timeline on when he will return to work. Marlene is a teacher in the Viroqua School District. Marlene was at Brian’s side during these past months of hospitalization and rehabilitation and was unable to work.
Friends and family of the couple are hosting a benefit to bridge the gap between the loss of income and the ongoing medical expenses. The benefit will be held on September 24, 2016 at the VFW in Viroqua beginning at 3pm.
Activities include: Meal (free will donation); Chinese Raffle, Live Auction, Pie Auction, and Wine Auction.
Please consider donating an item for one of the auctions, raffles or food for the meal. You can contact Brenda Haugrud at 608-778-1308; Steve Schmaltz at 608-317-0005 or Steve Alderman at 608-788-3768 to arrange a pick-up. You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for info and to donate. If you would like to make a financial donation, an account has been opened in Brian’s name at the Westby CoOp Credit Union; PO Box 70; 501 North Main St.; Westby, WI 54667.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:03


Myles Knoble was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma. Myles is 17 years old and just finished his junior year at Logan High School. He is a very loved individual known for using humor to bring smiles to people's faces. He has been playing hockey since he was a young kid and is also active with the track and field team at Logan.

Thanks to all of  you, Zak and his friends were able to raise $7,000 to help Myles and his family with medical bills. Zcare was blessed to be able to make a donation thanks to our partners at Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center as well. If you weren't able to make the fundraiser but would still like to donate to Myles, you can DONATE TO MYLES KNOBLE'S GO FUND ME PAGE HERE!


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Days Inn La Crosse Conference Center will be accepting donations in Heroes Bar & Grill and at their front desk through July 2nd to support the USO WI Welcome Center at the La Crosse Regional Airport.

 Guests can make whatever donation they would like to and will get to add their name to their donation display.

Donation needs include:

Seating for the center in light grey, beige or dark brown.  

Beverages in bottles or cans, about 150 servings in off season (Sept- April) and 300 in summer (May-Aug)  

Any snacks are always good as well. Single serve packaged ones work the best. Fresh fruit, pastries, and bread for PB&J sandwiches.

Travel toiletries are always hot items for the troops as well as charging cables.


Here is what the New Mobile unit could use for those that do not arrive commercial and will arrive at Coglan:

10 x 10 tents, lawn chairs, large coolers, snacks and beverages

Office Supplies: envelopes, ink (HP #932, HP # 933, CANNON IMAGE CLASS TONER lbp7110cw), and printer paper.

Monday, 27 June 2016 10:59



Randy “Woody” Wooden. He was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on February 25 and is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. For five years and at the time of his diagnosis, Woody was employed at City Brewery. He also was the previous owner of D & W Commercial Cleaning. Debbie, Woody’s wife, is employed by Coulee Cap, Inc. Debbie has had to adjust her schedule in order to take Woody to his many appointments, tests and treatments. They have two grown children, Landen and Miranda. Woody is a hunting and fishing enthusiast, to say the least. He is determined to be back in the woods this fall, bow in hand, to hunt deer, bear, elk or antelope. He also enjoys fishing/ice fishing for walleye or pan fish. His love for these pastimes is only surpassed by his love for sharing the fruits of his labor with family and friends.

Family and friends will be holding a benefit on August 20, 2016, at the Moose Lodge, La Crosse, WI from 2-6 p.m.

A silent auction, Chinese raffle and a bake sale will be featured at the benefit. Food has already been donated to the event. Today, we are kindly asking for your support to make this benefit a success and to help with the

mounting medical and household bills the family is encountering. Any monetary gifts can be sent or dropped off at any Altra Federal Credit Union branch. (Checks payable to: Randy Wooden Benefit).




Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:16

Weylen's Heart Benefit 8/6/16

In June of 2015, then 7 month old Weylen was diagnosed with Hyper Catastrophic Cardiomyopathy and underwent open heart surgery. Recently, his family was informed that he will need a heart transplant. They will need to spend time in Rochester for the surgery and need your help!

Please join Weylen and his family for a benefit with silent auction and live music from THE ALLNIGHTERS

Fox Hollow Banquet Hall

Saturday, August 6th

4-9 PM


There is also an account set up for Weylen at Union State Bank in West Salem for donations. Thanks!

Hello Everyone,
My name is Joshua Peardot and I am a first year powerlifter.  In my most recent accomplishments, I had won the Wisconsin State Meet and earned myself a state deadlift record along with the gold medal. The State Meet qualified me for High School Nationals in Orlando, Florida where I earned my spot on Team USA. Although I did not officially lock down that spot at High School Nationals, I went to compete at Men's and Women's Nationals in Denver, Colorado. At this meet, I placed first, which secured my spot on the World's Team. By accepting this invitation and holding the spot, I will be representing the United States of America in the 105kg (230lbs) weight class at the World Championship Meet in Szczyrk, Poland on September 2nd. This is the highest level of powerlifting that anyone is able to attend. The ultimate goal would be to bring home the gold medal and the World Championship Title. This is an absolute dream of mine.  In order for me to accomplish this goal, I need to raise enough money for this dream to become a reality. Airfare and hotel are due July 5th. Any donations will be highly appreciated. Thank you everyone again for all of the support.

donations may also be sent to:
       PO BOX 161 


Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:12


The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.

Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty! For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation CLICK HERE


Monday, 06 June 2016 10:26


Jim Ward Cancer Benefit
 Our Corner Bar
Saturday, July 16th
3:00 pm — ???
Free Beer, Food, Raffles, Chinese Raffle,
Bean Bag Tournament at 1:00pm
2104 George Street | La Crosse, WI 54603

Jim Ward was diagnosed for the second time with squamous cell cancer in early May of this month.  He had the same kind 6 years ago and survived through months and months of chemo and radiation.  This time, unfortunately, they can not do radiation since it's in the same place (his groin) as before. It has also progressed into his neck and chest. Jim has started chemo, but has only had 1 treatment due to his platelets being low.  He has not been able to work for the past 7 years due to his disability from the cancer and is only on Badger care. His friends and family are banding together to make the rest of his time here with us as pain free as we can. Jim is an avid fisherman and hunter and loves the outdoors.  He graduated from Logan HS in 1979.

 The John Cina Seven organization will hold its third annual pumpkin ball tournament June 24-26 at the Genoa Village Park.  The weekend will also include a Friday fish fry, Sunday chicken Q, music, raffles, and other activities for the entire family.

John Cina devoted his adult life to helping the youth of the greater La Crosse area.  John was a Residential Treatment Facilitator aiding in the development of at risk youth at the Family and Children Center Residential Treatment Facility in La Crosse.  Coaching was one of John's greatest loves.  He was the varsity coach of the De Soto basketball, as well as an assistant for the De Soto football and Onalaska State Champion Legion baseball team.  If you played slow pitch softball anywhere near La Crosse, you have probably played with or against John.

John was an asset to the community and always willing to help.  The John Cina Seven fund carries on this legacy by raising money to benefit the communities within the De Soto Area School District and other youth programs and local ball fields. Please come help us celebrate a great man and raise money for an excellent cause.