Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Sparta Area Cancer Support

Geri and Jim Schiller have been chosen as two of this year’s SACS Honorees. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:09am
Geri Schiller is an important face with the Sparta Area Cancer Support. Not only was she one of the original nine board members who were key in establishing the organization 20 years ago, but she was also the very first SACS Honoree.  As SACS celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, Geri will...
Despite the cancellation of SACS 20th Annual Walk/Rally, the organization still plans to find a way to display luminaries. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 9:53am
Sparta Area Cancer Support, more commonly referred to as SACS, is currently celebrating its 20th birthday. In 20 years, the non-profit organization has raised over one million dollars, which has helped clients affected by cancer, pay medical bills and household expenses like rent or mortgage,...
Last Friday, members and friends of Sparta Area Cancer Support were on center court at the Kohl Center in Madison to accept a $15,000 check from Garding Agansit Cancer, a foundation started by Badgers basketball coach Greg Gard.  Herald photos by Greg Evans.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:23am
A contingent of 24 Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) board members, volunteers and supporters went to the Badgers versus UW-La Crosse exhibition game Friday, Nov. 1 at the Kohl Center in Madison. While they arrived in anticipation of a fun time, they left with a $15,000 donation from Badger...
Luminaries typically line both sides of the track around Memorial Field during the Walk/Rally, placed there in memory of cancer victims and in honor of those still battling cancer. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:32am
As its fiscal year comes to a close, Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) is celebrating its biggest year yet after raising a total of $123,380.31 in 2019. “We broke the bank this year,” SACS Co-President Karen Edwards said. “Last year it was closer to $100,000 and before that it’s been around $80,000...
Sparta Troop 7 Boy Scouts Charles Tempski, left, and Joshua Arnold, right, present Sparta Area Cancer Support Co-President Karen Edwards with a $111 check for the organization. The Scouts raised the money through their fire starter program. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:03am
Since 2015, Sparta's Boy Scout Troop 7 has been burning the candle at both ends, raising money for itself and Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) with a little ingenuity and the left over wax from the luminaries at the annual SACS Walk/Rally. The scouts melt the remaining wax from the luminaries, mix...
Front row from left: Karen Edwards from SACS and Lily Schmitz. Back row from left: Marrissa Rodriguez, Brandon Morkrid, Braeden Goad, Calvin Swaney, Brady Towne, Ethan Anderson and Cody Uhls, Herald photo by Izak Anderson.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:47am
The Variety Show at Sparta’s Homecoming was a success for a multitude of reasons but most importantly, it was a success for Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS). Tickets to the show were $1 and the money raised was donated to SACS by the Sparta Music Parents Association. The amount raised was $107.  “...
From left, Lox Leum, Evan Austin, Brynn Gerl and London Leum helped paint and hide 50 "SACS rocks" for a scavenger hunt. Contributed photos
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:55am
As of Monday(July 29), kids around the community can start searching for special, painted rocks that can be exchanged for raffle tickets at the SACS Walk this Friday. A total of 50 roughly golf-ball-sized rocks will be placed in public spaces in Sparta, and will be relatively visible to kids...
For their yearly SACS fundraiser, students, staff and parents at Maplewood Elementary had check and coin collections along with walking the track at Memorial Field. Staff also donated money in memory of Darren Schauf. Accepting the donation of over $1,000 is co-president Gary Peterson and his granddaughter Claire along with Darren's family members, Sara, Cooper, and Tanner Schauf. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:44am
Sparta Area Cancer Support, Inc. (SACS) will once again be hosting its annual Walk/Rally at Sparta Memorial Field Track on Friday, August 2 from 4 p.m. until midnight SACS was established by a group of community members in 2000 to tackle the overwhelming burden associated with cancer in the Sparta...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:59am
Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) sill be holding it 3rd Annual SACS Poker Run on Saturday, May 18 at The Zone. Registration is 9-10 a.m. The ride begins and ends at The Zone on Hwy. 21 in Sparta. Other stops include Gal's Longbranch in Cataract, Rite Spot in Sparta, Cotter Pin in Leon, Brenda's in...
Pictured is the SACS Board of Directors. It includes, from left, Mike McAlpine, Gary Peterson, Paul Oswald, Katie Chapiewsky, Priscilla Hemmersbach, Karen Edwards, Joanne Bohnert, Cheryl Isensee and Kay Kast. Contributed photo
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:23am
Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) received a national award presented by Mayo Health Systems at the National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon on Nov. 15. SACS received the award in the non-profit organization category for the number of people helped with medical bills, gas cards, groceries,...

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