At the Spierings Cancer Foundation it is our goal to provide financial support for families affected by cancer, to enhance medical care for cancer patients in the Fox Cities, and to fund cancer research in Wisconsin. Founded in 2009, the Spierings Cancer Foundation was created after Little Chute, Wisconsin native, Jim Spierings, beat throat cancer and decided to give back in hopes of easing the experience for those facing a similar journey.
Make a difference, help a family, Rock Cancer!
Rock Cancer is the primary fundraiser for the Spierings Cancer Foundation. The event is held on the 3rd Saturday in August each year and is a day-long celebration of life and music and fun. Adults and children all enjoy a fun day of food, drink, games, raffle, silent auction, and of course music!
Our 5th Annual Rock Cancer was once again a huge success. With over 5,000 people attending our event raised over $96,000 last year, bringing the total raised by Rock Cancer to over $300,000.
Who we help:
With your help, here is what we've been able to accomplish so far....
We've awarded grants to 95 families totaling $,141,000.00. Helping them pay for medical bills, medicines, health insurance premiums, travel expenses and make mortgage, rent and utility payments.
$110,000.00 in grants to hospitals in the Fox Cities to purchase equipment used to administer radiation, an HD Microscope,teleconferencing equipment, anti nausea medication and massage therapy for patients currently fighting cancer.
$40,000.00 research grants to:
Establish a Genetic Research/Counseling service at Affinity Heath System including the purchase of a software program that links the genetic counselor at Affinity with the City of Hope Cancer Research Center in Duarte,CA.
Provide funds to researchers at the University of Wisconsin Cancer Center's Head and Neck Cancer Research Team.
Provide Research funds at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for Breast Cancer Research.
That's $291,000.00 spent right here in Wisconsin, most of it in the Fox Cities.