About Spierings Cancer Foundation
Jim and Sue Spierings, from Little Chute, Wisconsin, established Spierings Cancer Foundation in 2009. After Jim beat throat cancer, they decided to give back in hopes of easing the experience for those facing a similar journey.
Spierings Cancer foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to provide needed funds to three critical areas. Help families with financial support, enhancing medical care in the Fox Valley, and fund research in Wisconsin.
The Spierings Cancer Foundation is a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization with three goals:
- Help local families who are battling cancer.
- Enhance cancer treatment in our community.
- Fund cancer research in our state.
Our foundation grew out of appreciation for the overwhelming support the Spierings family received from the local community when Jim was fighting his battle with a stage 4 cancer. Along with the feeling of appreciation came the urge to pay it forward. Jim and his family decided to have a small party with live music at a local banquet hall, charge an admission, have some raffles and raise a few thousand dollars to donate to a cancer charity.
Once again the local community answered the call. Bands volunteered to play, families volunteered to help, raffle prizes were donated. Rock Cancer was born. The little party soon outgrew the banquet hall and was moved to Doyle Park. The first Rock Cancer held in 2009 Raised $40,000. We surpassed the $1,000,000 mark in 2018, our 10th year. We have been blessed beyond our imagination.
We are most proud of the fact that the 90% of the money raised is returned directly to our own community. Each year we work with Patient Navigators at local cancer centers to identify families in need of financial support. 40% of the money raised is used to help families. 30% of the money is used to support the local cancer centers by purchasing equipment and services. And finally, 20% of all money raised goes to support cancer research in the State of Wisconsin.
Only 10% of our funds are used for administration purposes. No one in our organization receives a salary or is paid for their services. We are completely a volunteer organization.
We invite you to support our efforts.
The Money We Raise Stays in Wisconsin
We are most proud of the fact that the 90% of the money raised is returned directly to our own community.
We work with healthcare professionals at local cancer centers and others in the community to identify families in need of financial support. Fully 40% of the money we raise is used to help families through our Family Grant Program. We use 30% of the money to support local cancer centers, funding the purchase of much-needed equipment and services. Research is important to all of us, so 20% of money raised is allocated to support cancer research right here in the State of Wisconsin.
The remaining 10% of our funds is used for administrative purposes. Not one person in our organization receives a salary or is paid for their services. We are completely a volunteer organization.
We hope you will support us.
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Our focus is local. We raise money to help make a difference in medical research and treatment of cancer, help families in our community, and have the greatest impact locally.