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 2008 by Jim Spierings, from Little Chute, Wisconsin. Jim 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. 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 4th annual Rock Cancer was once again a huge success. There were more than 5,000 people attending the event, raising more than $96,000. Over the past four years, our foundation has accumulated a total of $300,000.
Who we help:
With your help, We've granted:
$141,000 to 95 families.
These grants have assisted families with medical bills, medicines, health insurance premiums, travel expenses and mortgage, rent and utility payments.
$110,000 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.
$40,000 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.