Thursday, September 24, 2020


Leon Country Floors SACS Team recently held its garage and bake sale with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to Sparta Area Cancer Support. Joanne Bohnert (center) presented a check for $6,454.75 to SACS Co-President Gary Peterson. Also pictured, from left, are SACS volunteers who helped make the sale a success were Kathy Culpitt, Colette Burkwalt, Annette Erickson, Bohnert, Peterson, Kay Kast, Roberta Johnson and Mary Marx. Not pictured is Bev Gasper, Jill Bohnert and Ben Bourman. Contributed photo.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:25am
Leon Country Floors owner, Jeff Bohnert, thought his wife, Joanne Bohnert’s SACS team would only raise between $1,000 to $2,000 when he agreed to match their earnings from the month-long garage sale they hosted in July, with all proceeds going toward Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS.) Much to his...
Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust is pictured with SACS Co-President Karen Edwards as she proclaimed Aug. 2-8, 2020 as Sparta Area Cancer Support week. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:07am
The Sparta area recognizes individuals, families, friends and caregivers dealing with the devastating effects of cancer, the researchers who are seeking a cure and the educational programs and support services provided by local healthcare organizations.  Therefore, Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust...
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 9:58am
The Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) Board had originally planned a special 20th Anniversary SACS Walk/Rally for Friday, Aug. 7 at Sparta Memorial Park, but due to COVID-19, it had to make changes from a large one-night event with traditional activities to curbside events. “Cancer doesn't stop...
Ethan Schumann
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:28am
Ethan Schumann didn’t have the easiest start in life. He was born on May 14, 1995, two months early and if you ask him, he says, “I guess I was just excited to start life.”  Being born two months premature, Schumann’s brain didn’t get enough oxygen and his legs didn’t develop properly. He was born...
SACS Co-president Gary Peterson (left) sells this year’s first raffle ticket to Curt Wells who was the very first president of the organization when it was established 20 years ago. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9:58am
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS.) Even though the organization decided to cancel its annual Walk/Rally this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Co-President Gary Peterson still wanted to make it a special year to commemorate the organization’s continued...
Jana Mitchell has been chosen by SACS as this year’s female honoree. Contributed photo.
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:26am
In 2013, this year’s female SACS Honoree, Jana Mitchell, found a large lump on her right breast. Her husband, Brian, who is in the military, flew into La Crosse from North Carolina to be with her and on March 18, 2013, she was diagnosed with Stage 3C breast cancer. She underwent a bilateral...
SACS Flock of Flamingos is one of many ways to contribute to the organization. Contributed photo.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:12am
The Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) Board was originally planning a special 20th Anniversary SACS Walk/Rally for August 7 at Sparta Memorial Park, but due to COVID-19, it has had to make changes from the large one-night event with traditional activities to various curbside events. “Cancer doesn't...
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...


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