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.
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ZCARE - UPCOMING EVENTS
Join the La Crosse One Walk team Becca's Bees for a JDRF fundraiser THIS Sunday, April 3rd from 1-5 p.m. at the Omni Center in Onalaska. There will be raffles, silent auctions, a bake sale and a fish pond for the kids. Dr. Jennifer Mc Vean will be speaking at 1:30 about her personal journey growing up with T1D. The La Crosse Girl Choir will be performing at 3 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Rachel was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum when she was four and needs a constant companion. Rachel's family has the opportunity to pair her with Jet, a service dog from Capable Canines of WI, but they need your help. CLICK HERE TO LEARN RACHEL'S STORY AND DONATE TO THEIR GOFUNDME PAGE!
JOIN ORANGE PEARL SALON FOR A CHARITY EVENT FOR CHILDREN WITH HAIR LOSS!
SATURDAY, APRIL 9 FROM 7-11 PM
THE GRAND HOTEL BALLROOM, 207 PEARL STREET IN DOWNTOWN LA CROSSE (ABOVE THE PEARL)
$20 INCLUDES BEER TASTING FROM TURTLE STACK BREWERY, HORS D'OEUVRES, $100 PLAYING VOUCHER, AND RAFFLES!
Help Ballzer and Leo from SOTA 1 raise money for Coulee Region RSVP!
Who Will be Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.
Valley View Mall, Center Court
Help your school of choice win a grand prize of $1,000.00 by casting your vote for one of the Class of 2016 contestants and their partnering fifth graders from Aquinas, Bangor, La Crosse, or Onalaska schools today! To help your contestant "make the grade," donate online!
Project Funway is an all-inclusive, community fashion show put on by the UW-L Occupational Therapy Students each year. This means individuals of all ages, with or without disability, can participate as models. The participants will model outfits from the participating stores in Valley View Mall. This event is fun an allows UW-L to advocate for Occupational Therapy.
Valley View Mall stores providing fashions: Sears, Herbergers, JC Penny, Christopher Banks, Payless, Buckle, Macys, Vanity, Maurices, Dress Barn, and The Childrens Place
Hosted by UW-L Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) and Valley View Mall.
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.