Kohl's Cares for Kids Plush Program
Kohl's Department Stores features $5 dream gifts for a great cause to benefit Gundersen Medical Foundation. Learn more
Funk and the City 5
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.
FUNK and the City is a night to get dressed up. Do you have something in your closet that you need a reason to wear or just ready to enjoy a fun girl's night out? Then FUNK and the City is the answer. All proceeds benefit Steppin’ Out in Pink for breast cancer research and awareness.
You are going to love the theme...Cirque de Soleil. Enjoy free appetizers and cosmo specials donated by the Freighthouse Restaurant. A professional photographer will be taking “red carpet” photos. Silent auctions and raffles for will be for sale. For more information, call Janelle at (608) 779-5940, e-mail email@example.com.
The Gundersen Cup
Friday - Sunday, May 24 - 26
“Fields for Kids” soccer complex
The Cup is a soccer tournament that benefits two organizations in the Coulee Region: Gundersen Global Partners and the Coulee Region United Soccer Association. In 2012 more than 120 teams registered to play! Get more info.
The Gundersen Cup is a fantastic way to raise your company's visibility at one of the best soccer fields in the region. Score big with this opportunity to reach thousands of athletic-minded youth and adults, their coaches, families and friends. Call David at (608) 775-4712 for details.
Festival Foods Wine & Beer Tasting
Thursday, June 20, 5:30 p.m.
The 6th annual Festival Foods Wine & Beer Tasting to benefit Steppin’ Out in Pink is slated for June 20. Sample over 150 different types of wine and beer and pair them up with breads, cheeses, meats and desserts…even dip fruit in the chocolate fountain! You can try your luck at our wall of wine and bid on great silent auction items. Remember the evening with a collector wine or beer glass. Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50 in advance and will go on sale May 1 at area Festival Foods locations and Gundersen Medical Foundation. Watch for details!
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Friday, July 5 in Riverside Park, La Crosse
Domestic violence is epidemic in America and it affects everyone. There’s a saying: “You can’t really understand another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” That’s the inspiration behind “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®,” a men’s march against domestic violence.
Men in our area are being asked to put on high heels and walk two laps around Riverside Park (about a mile). Women are encouraged to show their support by walking with the men as Sole Sisters.. The goal is to have more than 300 join hosts, the La Crosse Riverfest Commodores and First Mates, for a fun, thought-provoking event, raising money and awareness for this very serious issue.
Event proceeds will be shared by the Carilee Fund of Gundersen Medical Foundation and the YWCA of the Coulee Region. Register online.
Thunder Ride for Juvenile Diabetes
Hundreds of motorcycles and their riders gathered for the 10th Annual Thunder Ride to Cure Juvenile Diabetes in 2012. This year's ride is in the planning stages and will be ready to roll on July 27. There are tons of door prizes, ride stop prizes, live auction items and many tables of silent auction items.
As in past years, this year's ride will consist of a 100-plus mile motorcycle ride with planned stops along the way. The ride starts at La Crosse Area Harley-Davidson and ends at the South Side Oktoberfest grounds in La Crosse. Proceeds will benefit children in the Coulee Region who have a need for financial assistance in managing the high cost of diabetes.
Steppin’ Out in Pink
Saturday, September 7
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Please join us for the 8th Annual Steppin’ Out in Pink, walk for local breast cancer research.
We have fulfilled the 2 million dollar commitment to the Norman L. Gillette, Jr. Cancer Research Fellowship fund but there is still work to be done. Your continued support will help us further local breast cancer research, help provide patient specific funding for breast cancer patients and continue to provide free mammograms to the uninsured and underinsured in our region.
Online registration will open the second week in May. More information coming soon.
Global Partners Annual Dinner & Silent Auction
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Piggy's Restaurant in La Crosse
5th Annual Global Partners Dinner & Silent Auction. Invitations will be mailed in August, but the event is open to anyone.
Polka for Parkinson's
Saturday, October 5, 12-8 p.m.
Moose Lodge #1920, 1932 Ward Ave., La Crosse.
Get ready to polka for a great cause. All proceeds from the event will be used to support the Gundersen Health System Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center Fund.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, call David at (608) 775-4712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.
Gundersen Health System is joining communities throughout the nation to give lung cancer the attention it deserves. Each year, the disease kills more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined, making it the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 5, for the 3rd Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Gundersen’s Integrated Center for Education, 1827 Sims Place, La Crosse. You will have the opportunity to remember and honor those with the disease, as well as hear motivating words from patients and families affected by this disease. Shine a Light on Lung Cancer is made possible through a partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance.