The mission of the Spierings Cancer Foundation is 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. The Spierings Cancer Foundation as founded in 2009 by Jim and Sue Spierings, from Little Chute, Wisconsin. After Jim won his battle with throat cancer they decided to give back to the same community that had supported them while Jim was going through his cancer treatments.
Make a difference, help a family, Rock Cancer!
Rock Cancer is the primary fundraiser for the Spierings Cancer Foundation. The event is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in August. This is a day-long celebration of life, music and fun. Adults and children all enjoy a fun day of food, drink, games, raffles, a silent auction and of course, music!
Our 5th annual Rock Cancer was once again a huge success. There were more than 5,000 people attending the event, raising more than $108,000. Over the past five years, our foundation has raised over $400,000 to support our Mission of helping people.
Who we help:
With your help, We've granted:
124 Families a total of $175,951.00 Helping families with medical bills, medicines, health insurance premiums, travel expenses and mortgage, rent and utility payments.
$87,620.00 to hospitals in the Fox Cities.
These funds have been used to purchase equipment to administer radiation, an HD Microscope, teleconferencing equipment, anti-nausea medication and massage therapy for patients currently fighting cancer.
$45,561.00 for research
Established a Genetic Research/Counseling service at Affinity Heath System, purchased a software program that links the genetic counselors 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 funds to the Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee for breast cancer research.
That's $291,000 spent right here in Wisconsin! The majority of these donations were distributed in the Fox Valley.