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Spierings Cancer Foundation to present ‘Rock Cancer’ Music Festival on Aug. 17

Jul 10, 2013 College News - “Rock Cancer,” the Spierings Cancer Foundation’s annual fundraiser and day-long celebration of rock music and family fun, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.  The music begins at 1 p.m. and continues until midnight.  Many area bands are scheduled to perform, including Homemade Brew, Straight Chuters, The Bomb, Adams Way, and Half Empty. 

The celebration includes a “Chalk Walk” at 10 a.m., when participants can write messages in chalk in honor of loved ones affected by cancer.  The event also features performances by Wisconsin Strongman, inflatable toys, face painting, a dunk tank, food and refreshments, raffles and a silent auction. 

The Spierings Cancer Foundation was founded in 2008 by Jim Spierings, a cancer survivor, 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 Foundation has raised more than $300,000 since its inception. Last year, the foundation donated $3,000 for cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center. 

Wrist bands, which are used to gain admission to all the activities, can be purchased for $5 at the event. VIP seating and a reserved picnic table are available by contacting Scott Van Deurzen, vandeurzen525@sbcglobal.net or 920-858-6626

Doyle Park is located along the Fox River, at Van Buren Street and Park Avenue, in Little Chute.  For more information, contact Peggy LeBrun at the Medical College, plebrun@mcw.edu.  More details also are available on the Spierings Cancer Foundation Website

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