Rock Cancer Music Festival on Aug. 19 to benefit cancer research at Froedtert & MCW

Aug. 17, 2017 MCW News - The 9th Rock Cancer, organized by the Spierings Cancer Foundation, will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, at Doyle Park in Little Chute.

This day-long celebration of rock music and family fun begins at 10 a.m. with registration for the Rock Cancer Chalk Walk. This "chalk walk to remember" starts at 11 a.m.; participants are encouraged to write messages in chalk in honor of loved ones affected by cancer along the walk route.

The following area bands will perform throughout the day:

  • Homemade Brew
  • Straight Chuters
  • The Bomb
  • Adams Way

The event also features inflatable toys, face painting, kids' activities, a dunk tank, food and refreshments, raffles and a silent auction.

Wrist bands, which are used to gain admission to all the activities, can be purchased before the event for $5 at Vanderloop Shoes, Seth’s Coffee and BLC Bank in Little Chute and all Prospera Credit Union locations in Appleton, Darboy and Neenah. They also can be purchased at the event for the same price.

Proceeds from the event support cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center.

The Spierings Cancer Foundation was founded in 2008 by Jim Spierings, a throat 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 $650,000 since its inception. The foundation has donated $25,500 for cancer research at the MCW Cancer Center since 2012.

More details are available on the Rock Cancer website. For additional information, please contact Peggy LeBrun, director of volunteer and event fundraising for the Cancer Center, 955-4503 or

Doyle Park is located along the Fox River at Canal Street in Little Chute.

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