Jim and Sue Spierings, from Little Chute, Wisconsin, created the foundation in 2009. After Jim won his battle with throat cancer, they decided to give back to the community who supported him during his battle.
Over the past 6 years, the foundation has raised more half a million dollars to support its mission of helping people affected by cancer, including over 160 local families.
All money raised stays in Wisconsin, and 80% stays in the Fox Cities.
Rock Cancer is the primary fundraiser for Spierings Cancer Foundation. The daylong event is a celebration of life, music and fun, and is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in August. More than 5,000 people attended Rock Cancer 2013, raising more than $108,000.