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Community Partner Events

Chasing Chad Casino Night Gala, October 4, 2019 

Friday, October 4, 2019

The Chasing Chad Casino Night Gala, presented by Direct Supply, will be held Friday, October 4, at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, a signature cocktail, casino chips, music, a silent auction and much more! Registration, cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:00 pm; casino games and other entertainment begin at 7:30 pm.

Proceeds from the event support brain tumor research at the MCW Cancer Center.

Since 2010, Chasing Chad has donated approximately $150,000 and patient educational books in support of brain tumor research. The organization was formed in memory of Chad Bordwell, a vibrant, athletic husband and father who died from a brain tumor in 2009 at age 36, just weeks after completing his ninth marathon.


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WBCS Pinktacular Fashion Show and Luncheon — a salute to survivors, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Pinktacular Salute to Survivors Fashion Show and Luncheon, organized by WBCS, Inc., will be held Thursday, October 3, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.

A shopping bazaar featuring artisan vendors will be open from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, before and after the event. The luncheon and fashion show will begin at noon.

The fashion show features designs from some of the area's top retailers. All models are breast cancer or prostate cancer survivors and will be accompanied on the runway by a special person who helped them in their cancer journey.

Tickets are $75/$100 per person; $750/$1,000 per table of ten. Registration and further details to come.

Proceeds from the event support breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Since 1998, WBCS, Inc., has donated more than $6.475 million to fund research and to endow the WBCS Breast Cancer Research Professorship at the College. 

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Bergstrom Automotive Drive for a Cure, October 5, 11 and 12, 2019

The Bergstrom Automotive Drive for a Cure, organized by Bergstrom Automotive, will be held at the following locations:

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019
    Madison | Bergstrom at 1345 Applegate Rd.

  • Friday, October 11, 2019
    Appleton | Bergstrom on Victory Ln. at Exit 139

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    Oshkosh | Bergstrom on South Washburn St. at Exit 116 (near the Outlet Mall)

Test drive the car of your dreams from 9:00 am-4:00 pm at each location. A special fleet of 100 Bergstrom vehicles will be available to test drive on a specially designed closed course. For each mile driven, Bergstrom Automotive will donate $1 to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. No advance registration is necessary. Participants must have a valid driver's license.

Complimentary food and refreshments will be available and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. A raffle will also be held.

Since 2012, Bergstrom Drive for a Cure raised more than $325,000 for breast cancer research at MCW.

The event is held in memory of Melodie Wilson Oldenburg, a longtime television news anchor and breast cancer advocate who died from breast cancer in 2009 at age 59. Melodie Wilson Oldenburg was a co-founder of the MCW Cancer Center Board, and she served on the MCW Board of Trustees with John Bergstrom, Chairman and CEO of Bergstrom Corporation.

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Bergstrom on Victory Lane Location Map
3023 Victory Ln. 
Appleton, WI

Bergstrom Oshkosh (Exit 116) Location Map
Oshkosh, WI 



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Get Your Rear in Gear Run/Walk, October 12, 2019

The Get Your Rear in Gear® Run/Walk for colon cancer will be held Saturday, October 12, at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa. All ages are welcome to this family-friendly event.

Registration and event details:

  • In-person registration: Friday, October 11, from 3:00-6:00 pm at the park during packet pickup | Saturday, October 12, beginning at 7:30 am.
  • Opening Ceremony at 8:30 am.
  • Kids Fun Run (1/4 mile) starts at 8:45 am.
  • 5K timed run/2 mile walk starts at 9:00 am.

The event includes refreshments, kids' activities, survivor hospitality tent, tech shirts and marathon quality medals for age group winners. Opportunities to honor survivors and those lost to colon cancer are available, including a memory walk and balloon release.

Since 2011, more than $100,000 in proceeds from Get Your Rear in Gear® have been donated to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to promote colorectal cancer awareness, education, and research programs.

For more information, contact Lynn Dickinson, Manager for Colorectal Surgery at (414) 805-1690 or 

Rotary Performance Pavilion
1190 N. 70th St. Wauwatosa 


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Sydney Earle

Events Specialist

(414) 955-4732