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Published on January 03, 2018

Fill Paula's Purse and join The Remainders to 'Rock That Purse'

Help raise funds for Paula's Purse! Come to a special "Rock That Purse" concert on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska. Doors open at 7 p.m. with raffle prizes, a silent auction and great live music. The Remainders and The Seven Ravens will be performing to benefit Paula's Purse, a fund at Gundersen Medical Foundation which helps support cancer patients with financial needs.

Paula's Purse

The Remainders describe their music as "great rock and roll delivered to you with heart, soul and a warm smile." And, they do it well, having been voted the #1 Best Local Band in 2016 and 2017.

"The Remainders are all about supporting charities in our area. We like to say it is 'rock with a purpose,'" explains Edwin Overholt, MD, a Gundersen otolaryngologist (ears, nose and throat specialist) by day and bass player with The Remainders by night. True to their mission, The Remainders have done other Foundation fundraisers in the past to help raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and Steppin' Out in Pink at Gundersen.

Members of The Remainders, like so many others, have experienced the struggles and loss from cancer, and know the help that Paula's Purse can provide. Dr. Overholt, too, has seen the impact. "Some of our head and neck cancer patients have been helped by Paula's Purse with day-to-day living expenses. It has helped them get through difficult cancer treatments," he says.

Tickets for "Rock That Purse" are just $10 in advance or $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets at Festival Foods, Stoney Creek and the Foundation offices, Level 3, Clinic in La Crosse. You can also call (608) 775-6600 with ticket or donation questions.

A little about Paula's Purse

Paula's Purse is a fund that was created to help patients with basic necessities like food, heat and gas while going through treatment for cancer. If you can't attend the concert and you'd like to contribute to help fill Paula's Purse, you can:

  • 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 and RTP in the check memo.
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