Zcare is here for you…

December 10th, 2014


Z93 welcomes you to the ZCare page.  We are proud to announce our new sponsor, Valley View Mall!  ZCare is here to help our friends and neighbors in the La Crosse and surrounding area.  You’ll find a list of events and benefits in our community below.  Please take the time to check them out.  If you have a benefit you’d like us to list or are in need of our assistance, please contact us at ZCare PO Box 99 La Crosse, WI 54602 or email us zcare@z933.com.

Dahl Subaru “Adopt Til You Drop” Event

December 9th, 2014
December 12, 2014
1:00 pmto5:00 pm
December 13, 2014
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

humane-society-and-dahl.JPGDahl Subaru and the Coulee Region Humane Society will join Best Friends Animal Society and the No More Homeless Pets Network for a two-day adoption event!

  • Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th from 1-5 p.m.
  • At Dahl Subaru in La Crosse
  • The adoption fees for all small animals and cats, will be waived.  Dogs will not be discounted.
  • In conjunction to the Dahl Subaru event, all cats 1 year and older will be available to adopt for $25 throughout the month of December.
  • More info, click here!

Benefit for Jan Olson

December 8th, 2014
December 13, 2014
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

jan-olson-family.jpgJan Olson was forced to leave her employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to care full-time for her son Denae, who suffered a massive stroke in April 2013.  This past July, hardship struck again, when Jan suffered a cerebral hemorrhage (aneurysm).   After being airlifted to Mayo Health Systems in Rochester, Jan underwent surgery to repair the aneurysm and then spent two weeks in intensive care.  A complication from the surgery resulted in the inability for Jan to swallow.   The road to recovery has been slow, but Jan is doing better every day.  Please join us for a benefit to support Jan, and her family, during this difficult time.

  • Saturday, December 13th at Schmidty’s Restaurant in La Crosse from 1-4pm
  • A meat raffle, a raffle for a Wisconsin football autographed by Badger Football Coach Gary Anderson, a raffle for a Wisconsin basketball signed by Badger Basketball Coach Bo Ryan, silent auction, live music by Dave Kerska, and more!
  • Donations: Checks should be made out to Kathy Hawkins and mailed to Kathy Hawkins, 3510 Elm Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601.  A collection box for cash donations will be located at Schmidty’s Bar and Restaurant and Bluffside Tavern until the day of the event.


Benefit for Erik and Tina Christianson

December 5th, 2014
December 20, 2014
3:00 pmto10:00 pm

erik-and-tina-christianson.JPGOn July 15, Erik and Tina Christianson were struck by a car while riding their motorcycle, near their home.  Erik suffered a broken leg (which required surgery), and after four surgeries, Tina’s left leg was amputated above the knee.  Erik currently serves in the United States Marine Corps, and Tina is supervisor at Navy Federal Credit Union.  They are both graduates of La Crosse Central High School, and currently reside in Murrieta, California.  Their family and friends are hosting a benefit to help raise funds for their medical bills, and future expenses.

  • Saturday, December 20th  from 3-10pm at All Star Lanes Banquet Hall
  • Raffles, 50/50 Drawing, Food, Beer, Cash Bar, and more!
  • An account is set up for monetary donations: Checks should be made out to:  “The Christianson Benefit” And sent to:  GECU Bank (225 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601)

Hope for Heidi

November 30th, 2014
January 17, 2015
2:00 pmto7:00 pm

heidi-westedt.jpgHeidi Westedt is a 44 year old woman who has been diagnosed with a very rare blood disease, called Hypereosinophilic Syndrome.  Also known as Chronic Esosinophilic Leukemia.  Over the past several years, Hedi has suffered multiple damaged organs from her disease, including; stroke, stage 4 kidney disease, and severe gastrointestinal problems with ulcers and colitis.  Heidi has been hospitalized numerous times, and has had many surgeries.  She has been undergoing chemotherapy to try and keep her organs unaffected.  Heidi is scheduled to undergo a Bone Marrow Transplant, also, and will be hospitalized at UW Health in Madison for 4-6 weeks.  Her recovery will be at least 6 months at home.  Please help support Heidi on her journey of hope.

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 at All Star Lanes Banquet Hall (Mormon Coulee Rd in La Crosse, WI)
  • The Benefit for Heidi will run from 2pm from 7pm
  • Auction, silent auction, bake sale, live music, and more!
  • For more info, contact Kathy Fox Finch at: kfoxfinch@gmail.com

Xiong Family

November 25th, 2014
February 28, 2015
2:00 pmto11:00 pm

joshua-xiong.jpgOn the morning of November 9th 2014, a family was preparing themselves for the unimaginable loss of a loving boyfriend, devoted father, beloved son, brother and dear friend, Joshua Hli Xiong.   Josh had gone missing while out fishing the night before.  Numerous search crews, family members and friends all gathered at Lock & Dam #7 and worked together in the search to locate Josh.  While they maintain immense hope of his return home, they face the inevitable burden of reality.

Josh was just 27 years old and leaves behind a devoted loving girlfriend, Maly Vue and his two beautiful children Maddix, age 7 and Alexis, age 6. Josh loved life and fishing was his passion. He was a jokester, he was vibrant, he was kind and he was an amazing father to his two children. He was loved by so many. His family and friends feel the responsibility to help care and provide for this family, in his absence and, in their time of great need.  They are asking for your help, in achieving this goal.

  • Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at All Star Lanes (4735 Mormon Coulee Rd. La Crosse, WI)  from 2pm to 11pm.
  • Free food, raffles, a silent auction, and so much more!
  • It will be a day to remember and honor their beloved Joshua. The family asks that you bring your memories and photos to share.
  • Click Here to make an Online Donation
  • Financial donations can also be mailed directly to Associated Bank 605 State Street La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Make checks payable to: Joshua Hli Xiong Family Memorial

Thank You!

May 1st, 2013


ZCare, along with Valley View Mall, supports local organizations, families, and more, in the La Crosse and surrounding area. It is very heart warming when people in our community are generous, and give back to ZCare! Special thanks to Jenni Seberg, Caleb Roberts, and Sara Schneider (students at Western Technical College). As part of their Management Accounting Project, they raised funds for ZCare! They dropped off a generous donation of $260.00! Thank you for thinking of us, and for giving back to the community! We hope you get an A+ on your presentation!


May 1st, 2013

On behalf of the Move Out Sustainability Team, I want to extend the biggest possible “Thank You” to you, Marco, and the whole ZCare/Z93 family.

Without your help, Dumpster Diversion would not have been nearly as successful as it was, and IT WAS!  The student neighborhoods were more clean than ever.

All together we gathered five, 40 yard dumpsters worth of stuff that would have ended up on curbs and boulevards of La Crosse (things like dirty damage couches and mattresses/box frames, and old furniture), plus a semi and a half of donations to Goodwill (things like clothes, nice furniture of all kinds, and a random assortment of other things), and roughly two tons of recyled TVs and other electronics.

Thank you, so very much, for working with us this year and we look forward to building on this success in the future.  Our community owes you all an incredible debt of gratitude.

Sincerely, Andrew Londre (UW-La Crosse Senior)

Helping the Norma J. Vinger Center For Breast Care

December 4th, 2012


Every adult is at risk for breast cancer.  More than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed each year and men can be at risk as well. Despite advances made in breast cancer treatment, early detection remains the best way to fight the disease.  The model of care used at the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care, located in Gundersen Lutheran, surrounds the patient with a team of specialists, using a coordinated approach that results in fast diagnosis and a streamlined pathway through treatment.  Click here to learn more.

In November, Z93 hosted the 2nd Annual Divafest which is a celebration for women.  It is a fun night of shopping, wine tasting, entertainment, and more!  Over 800 women attended Divafest at the Radisson Ballroom, La Crosse.  With your generosity, we were able to donate $2,000 to the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care.  The donation included a portion of the ticket sales from Divafest, along with a matched donation from ZCare.  Thank you for your contribution, and we hope to see you again next year at Divafest!  And hopefully, we can raise even more money to help those affected by Breast Cancer!

Thank You, Dr. Gavin and Valley Dental!

November 10th, 2012


On Friday, November 9th Valley Dental, in Onalaska, held an event called Dentistry from the Heart.  They offered free dental care for one day, on a first come first serve basis.  We wanted you to know how much this impacted our community, and how many people benefited from the generosity of Valley Dental and Dr. Gavin!

  • 15 people were in the parking lot with sleeping bags by 2:30 am, the morning of to be first in line (reported by police).
  • 105 people were registered upon opening at 7:00am
  • 141 total people registered
  • 32 people were seen by Doctor Gavin
  • 65+ people were seen by Hygienists & Assistants
  • The balance of people who showed up, but were not helped due to time constraints, will be scheduled during the next year (Dr. Gavin and Staff will donate 5 hours per week until caught up).

Thank you to Valley Dental and Dr. Gavin for your generosity, donated services, and your donated time!