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.
ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017
10am - 3pm
12pm - 10pm
5:30pm - 8:30pm
March 10: Sparta Papa Murphy’s will be holding a fundraising event, with $2 from each pizza sold going to Monica’s Benefit Fund.
March 24: Cura Salon will donate 20% of all proceeds to Monica’s Benefit Fund.
April 30 : A large fundraising event at the Sparta Eagle’s Club Saturday, April 30. Benefit starts at 11am, live auction begins at 4 with all proceeds going to the Monica Hartwig Benefit.
An account has been set up at River Bank in Sparta, for anyone who wishes to donate to the Monica Hartwig Benefit.
In January, Monica was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
After further testing, the doctors found that it had already spread to her kidney and a different type of cancer was found to be in stage 1 on her liver. Initially Monica was told her cancer was terminal but she could live with it with chemotherapy the rest of her life, although the cancer would never be gone. Since that time she has become very jaundiced because her body is not able to rid itself of toxins. Doctors have attempted to place shunts in her liver to release the toxins with no luck. She was able to receive half of a chemotherapy treatment but it had to be discontinued due to an infection that she developed. They are currently attempting radiation therapy. If this doesn’t work they are talking about sending her home and placing her in hospice care.
Since her diagnosis Monica has had almost daily visits to La Crosse as well as three hospitalizations. Monica does not have health insurance and they are quickly amassing large expenses due to travel, medical expenses, and loss of work for both Monica and Bill.
This family needs your help!!!!
Monica has been driving school bus for the Sparta area school district since 2008. During this time she has worked as a Bus Aide, Substitute School Bus Driver, Charter Trip Driver, and currently as a regular School Bus Route Driver. Until this illness was diagnosed, Monica had never missed a day of work.Her positive attitude and beautiful smile have made her very popular with all of the students and faculty, as well as all of her colleagues. Monica & Bill have two teenage boys, one in 8th grade and the other in 9th grade. She graduated from UW-La Crosse with a Bachelors Degree in Music Studies and has continued as an active member of the Alumni Band since then.
In addition, Monica has been playing her French Horn with the LaCrosse Concert Band.She spends her free time engaged in her favorite and most important role of all - her family. In addition, Monica is an avid Milwaukee Brewers Fan and has travelled with her family to see the Brewers around the country. Her boys are involved in various different school sports. As a family, they enjoy riding 4 -wheelers and going on trips. She enjoys spending time with her horses and being outdoors.
Catch-a-Cure is an event put on by the UW-L Pre-Physician Assistant Club in order to raise money for lung cancer research. In the past, it has been an ice fishing tournament, but this year - think again - it's a DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT for you and all of your friends.
Have fun. Fight lung cancer.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
The tournament will be in Mitchell Hall on the UW-La Crosse campus. It is only $30 per team, or $5 a person for a 6-member team and will take place throughout the day in a bracket-style format. The 1st place team will receive $150, 2nd place will win $100 and 3rd place, $75.
Throughout the day there will be concessions available, as well as raffle drawings for great prizes! You will have to be present during the raffle drawings to win. We also have t-shirts, drawstring bags and can koozies for sale that promote lung cancer awareness. All money aside from that given to the winning teams, from registration, concessions, raffle and apparel items will go to lung cancer research through Gundersen Medical Foundation right here in La Crosse.
Myles Knoble was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma. They have found cancer cells in his lymph nodes, chest, lungs, and spleen, as well as abnormalities in his bone marrow from the bones in his neck down halfway into his thighs; they are assuming it is a result of the cancer as well but will not know for sure until the test results are back. Myles is 17 years old and a junior 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.
Monday, April 4th, Texas Roadhouse in Onalaska is having a 10% night to help raise funds for his medical bills. Mention to your server that you are there supporting Myles and 10% of your bill will be donated towards him.
In loving memory of Sara Rose Hougom
Smoker starts at 4PM at Nicks Bar(Barre Mills)
Food, Beer, Prizes, Tip Boards, Raffles & Animal Races
Raffle Tickets: $2 each or 3 for $5 (WIN CASH)
All proceeds will help cover the costs for our 2nd Annual "Day at the Lake" event, held in August where members of the Boys & Girls club, area youth and local authorities come together and connect over fishing, games and lunch at Lake Neshonoc.
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
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.
- 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
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!
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