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Shortly before Christmas 2015, Susan (Bringe) Chase was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. Please come support Susan, her husband David, and 8-year-old daughter at the family's benefit.

March 12, 2016 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Drugan’s Castle Mound - Holmen, WI

3-5: Silent auction, raffle and bake sale. Children’s entertainment and face painting 

5-9: Dinner and Entertainment with Michele Moore

A buffet style dinner will start at 5:30 pm - $35 for adult, $12 for 10 and under – a donation to benefit is included. To reserve your spot for the dinner, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All reservations must be prepaid.


Make a donation: gofundme.com/susanchasefund

Learn more about Susan: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/susanchase2



Jim Reed, husband and father of 4, was diagnosed last January with a very rare pituitary tumor. Jim has completed radiation and began cancer treatments for which he will receive indefinitely. Please join Jim and his family for a benefit to help pay for mounting medical bills and daily living expenses.


SOAK IT UP! Completion Celebration


Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area ReStore to Hold Celebration Event


La Crosse, Wisconsin (February 15,2016) – Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area (HFHLCA) is pleased to invite the community to celebrate the completion of the storm water diversion project, Soak it Up!, on Saturday, April 23 from 9am to 3pm at the Habitat ReStore located at 3181 Berlin Drive, La Crosse, Wisconsin. 


Celebration Events:

  • ReStore Earth Day Challenge – Judging at 1pm
  • Unveiling of Sculpture designed by Karl Unnasch – Noon
  • 10% Off ReStore Purchases – All Day
  • BBQ Sale, by “Beauties Banging Boards” Women Build Team – 10am Start


Community members are invited to take part in the ReStore Earth Day Challenge to breathe new life in old items by repurposing them as either a new functional or artistic item. Pieces will be displayed at the ReStore on the day of the event, and ReStore gift certificates will be awarded to the best entries.  For more information or to register for the ReStore Earth Day Challenge, please visit:www.habitatlacrosse.org/earth-day-restore-challenge/.

A sculpture designed and completed by Driftless region artist Karl Unnasch with assistance from Western Technical College students will be unveiled at the event. The public art is made from repurposed materials from Habitat ReStore and ties together the mission of Habitat for Humanity with the values of storm water diversion and reuse.

The Soak it Up! project includes four biofilters, 700 native plants, regrading to improve water flow and retention, a hugelkultur swale, a rain barrel, naturalized drainage area, food-bearing trees and shrubs, raised garden beds, a break area for employees, and erosion control products including pervious pavement. The site also includes 10 teaching signs explaining each landscape feature and the positive impacts of these kinds of local actions. 

This project was developed by the La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group and HFHLCA with the support of many community partners including design and construction partners: Coulee Region Ecoscapes LLC, Driftless Trails Contracting LLC, NewGround, Inc., Paragon Associates LLC, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College.

Special thanks go to La Crosse Community Foundation, Paul E. Stry Foundation, and Sonnentag Foundation/County Materials Corporation for granting funds for construction and to Coulee Region Ecoscapes LLC, Invisible Structures, Inc., Prairie Nursery, and Trees Today for their donation of products.


Brian Steinhoff was diagnosed with Stage 3 tonsil cancer. He had two golf ball sized tumors in his throat; one on his tonsil and the other on his lymph node. Brian started treatments one week before his wife Danielle was due to return to work after back surgery. She had to take a leave of absence from work to help take care of him and with Brian not being able to work it has been difficult to make end meet.

Please support their family by coming to Club 16 in Sparta March 19th at noon for food, fun, entertainment, and raffles.


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!


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

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!



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


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.