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Published on November 06, 2019

Steppin' Out in Pink announces top fundraisers

Gundersen Medical Foundation's 14th annual Steppin' Out in Pink proved pink is powerful—6,000 walkers of all ages stepped out to help raise $400,000 for local breast cancer research.

With 311 teams registered for the walk, the team competition was once again very competitive, according to Steppin' Out in Pink chair Debbie Kroner. "We had 33 teams who raised more than $1,000 each, 15 teams raised at least $2,000 each and nine teams raised $3,000 or more. Our top Gundersen team raised over $2,800, top community team raised over $6,000 and our top corporate team raised over $4,700, which was fantastic. Thank you for your tremendous support," says Debbie.

Recently, awards were presented to:

top fundraisers from the 14th annual Steppin' Out in Pink

Pictured (L-R) are Chrissy Nelson – Onalaska Proudly Pink, second place Gundersen team with most donations and highest pledge average Gundersen team; Tami Batzel, Dana Scherer-Hass and Connie Dutton-Snell – TNL (Thursday Night Ladies), first place community team with most donations and highest pledge average community team; Kathy Steinmetz – Special Kathy, third place community team with most donations; Darby McIntyre – Dahl Automotive, first place corporate team with most donations and highest pledge average corporate team; Jean Fernstaedt and Steve Berg – Team Brenengen, second place corporate team with most donations; Nancy Jo Pradovic, second place individual fundraiser with most donations.

Top Gundersen Health System teams with the most donations

  • First place – Psyched in Pink
  • Second place – Onalaska Proudly Pink
  • Third place – Pharmacy Phamily in Pink

Top community teams with the most donations

  • First place – TNL (Thursday Night Ladies)
  • Second place – Shamrockers
  • Third place – Special Kathy

Top corporate teams with the most donations

  • First place – Dahl Automotive
  • Second place – Team Brenengen
  • Third place – Badger Corrugating Pink Badgers

Highest pledge average for teams

  • Top Gundersen Team – Onalaska Proudly Pink
  • Top Corporate Team – Dahl Automotive
  • Top Community Team – TNL (Thursday Night Ladies)

Top individual fundraisers with the most donations

  • First place – Linda Boyle
  • Second place – Nancy Jo Pradovic
  • Third place – Harry Nathanson

The Foundation would like to thank each of the award winners for their extra efforts and everyone—including sponsors—who eagerly participated in Steppin' Out in Pink. This walk wouldn't be possible without your incredible support!

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

  • Gillette Pepsi-Cola Companies
  • Festival Foods
  • Castle Realty

Gold Sponsor

  • Badger Corrugating Company
  • Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Dahl Family Foundation
  • Kaplan
  • Kwik Trip
  • Marine Credit Union Foundation
  • River City Ready Mix
  • Wieser Brothers General Contractor, Inc.

Silver Sponsor

  • Agropur Ingredients
  • Charlotte's Bridal & Formal Wear
  • Culver's Onalaska
  • DigiCOPY
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Great Lakes Cheese Co.
  • Gundersen Credit Union
  • HSR Associates, Inc.
  • Northern Engraving Corporation
  • Potato King
  • The Board Store
  • Walmart – La Crosse & Onalaska

Bronze Sponsor

  • Coulee Region Women Magazine
  • Credit Bureau Data, Inc.
  • Sam's Club – Onalaska
  • The Big Event Company
  • Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

Partner Sponsor

  • Advanced Multimedia Solutions
  • Altra Federal Credit Union
  • B&B Stage and Sound
  • Check n' Go
  • Dick's
  • Pallet Works, Inc.
  • E. Stanek Electric
  • Health Direct Pharmacy Services
  • J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
  • Kohl's
  • Logistics Health, Inc.
  • MedData
  • John & Estelle Pedace
  • Quartz
  • Trust Point
  • Walmart - Sparta

Walker Sponsor

  • Allergy Associates of La Crosse, Ltd
  • Colgan Air Services
  • Coulee Bank
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative
  • Designing Jewelers
  • Fortney Companies, Inc.
  • Gillespie & Associates
  • Great River Orthodontics
  • Houghton's Jackson Street Pub
  • La Crosse Loggers Foundation, Inc.
  • Lyche Family
  • Per Mar Security Services
  • Poellinger Inc
  • River Bank – Holmen
  • Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services
  • The Insurance Center
  • The Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern
  • Walmart – Viroqua

Business Champions

  • Cardinal IG
  • Express Printing
  • Five Star Telecom, Inc.
  • Jelinek Trucking, Inc.
  • Mainstream Boutique
  • Viking Electric Supply

Survivor Tent Sponsor

  • Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp, Sleik Attorneys
  • Landmark by the Rivers

Steppin' Out in Pink Event Sponsors

  • Festival Foods Wine & Beer Tasting
  • Charlotte's Bridal & Formal Wear
  • Hooking for Hope
  • La Crosse Tribune Jean's Day
  • Melon Up! ® Pink Ribbon Watermelons
  • The Board Store

Media Sponsors

  • Spectrum
  • La Crosse Tribune
  • WKBT TV News 8
  • Lamar Advertising
  • Magic 105
  • Classic Rock 100.1
  • KICKS 106.3
  • 1490 WLFN
  • MeTV FM 102.7

Special thanks for these businesses and individuals for their gifts-in-kind

  • AVS Group
  • B&B Stage & Sound, LLC
  • Shanna Bender
  • Best Kept Portables
  • Chelsea Broadwater
  • Castaways
  • Castle Realty, LLC
  • CPC Printing & Promotions
  • Dave's Guitar Shop
  • Fowler & Hammer
  • Freedom Honor Flight
  • Frito Lay
  • Gillette Pepsi-Cola Companies
  • Green Island Ice Arena
  • Grounded Specialty Coffee
  • Jill Johnson
  • Brian Jorstad
  • Kwik Trip
  • La Crosse Area Park & Rec
  • La Crosse Floral
  • Lamer's Bus Lines, Inc.
  • Susan Mosling Designs
  • Susan Scherer – Turning Leaf Quilting
  • O'Brien Event Services
  • Ocean Spray
  • Rod's Ride on Powersports
  • Terry Sebranek
  • Tom Sawyer's Bar & Grill
  • Tri-State Ambulance
  • Wieser Brothers General Contractor, Inc.
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