Rock That Purse Benefit on Feb. 2, 2019
Please join us for live music by The Remainders and The Seven Ravens on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Stoney Creek in Onalaska. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music, raffle prizes and a fabulous silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Paula's Purse, a Gundersen Medical Foundation fund that helps support cancer patients with financial needs.
Tickets for Rock That Purse are on sale at area Festival Foods, the Gundersen Medical Foundation front desk (Gundersen Health System, La Crosse Clinic third floor), and Stoney Creek Hotel in Onalaska. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Thank you to event Platinum Sponsors Kaplan Professional, Logistics Health and the La Crosse Radio Group.
When patients are going through treatment for cancer, finances can get tight. Some patients struggle to pay for basic necessities like food, heat and gas, causing another worry when they already have so many. Paula's Purse - a collaboration between Gundersen Medical Foundation, the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders and the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care - is a new fund created with these patients in mind.
You can contribute to the fund any time and various fundraisers will be held throughout the year. The money raised for the fund will be distributed to cancer patients and their families who need help buying basic necessities.
To help fill Paula's Purse:
- Make a donation online and designate Paula's Purse.
- Mail a donation to: Gundersen Medical Foundation, 1836 South Ave., La Crosse, WI 54601. Make checks payable to Gundersen Medical Foundation and indicate Paula's Purse in the check memo.
- Contribute to a Paula's Purse fundraiser.
The meaning behind 'Paula's Purse'
Paula's Purse has special meaning to those working in the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care. The fund is named after Paula Tower, a Gundersen mammography technologist who worked in the Center for Breast Care for more than 16 years. Paula lost her battle with cancer, but she will never be forgotten by those whose lives she touched.