Zcare is here for you…

July 14th, 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.

Shalim Augustine Benefit

July 13th, 2014
July 17, 2014
4:00 pmto9:00 pm


Shalim Augustine was a fun, outgoing, 23 year old who was known by many as a bartender at Huck Finn’s and Pogreba restaurants.  Shalim died in an accidental drowning, after boating with friends, on Friday July 11th, 2014. 

A Benefit is being held, to support Shalim’s family with funeral costs and other unforeseen expenses.

  • Thursday, July 17th at Huck Finn’s, on French Island in La Crosse from 4-9pm
  • Silent Auction starting at 4pm.  Some items include: A Massage from a massage therapy instructor, pair of Badger football game tickets, various local restaurant gift certificates, Fall River Boat Cruise, two AM/FM handheld NOAA Weather Radios, an autographed Aaron Rodgers lithograph, and more!
  • Live music from Joe Cody and Jan Arden from 6pm until 9pm
  • All tips made by servers and bartenders, that evening, will be donated to Shalim’s family.
  • Monetary donations can be made at Associated Bank under the name “Shalim Augustine Benefit Fund.” 

More info, here!

Gavin-Flying for a Cure

July 11th, 2014
July 26, 2014

gavin.jpgGavin was recently diagnosed with, Leukodystrophy, a rare neurological and metabolic disorder.

  • Saturday, July 26th from 11am-?
  • At Elks in Winona MN
  • Lunch catered by The Steak Shop, a silent auction, a petting zoo, face painting, a bake sale and a live auction starting at 3pm.
  • Donations can be made at Merchants Bank or please contact us if you would like to donate an item for auction.
  • More info HERE!

Benefit for Hunter Jerry-Lee Frye

July 10th, 2014
July 26, 2014
11:00 amto7:00 pm

hunter.jpgHunter Jerry-Lee Frye was born on May 27th, 2011 to Jason and Melissa Frye.  Hunter was 4 days late, but the doctors said everything was fine.  When Hunter entered the world, he had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck multiple times.  As he came out, Hunter did a 360 degree flip to untangle the cord himself.  He was a healthy 8 lbs 9 oz 22 inches long baby boy.  There were complications later.  July 2011, Hunter was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms (a type of Seizure Disorder).  Learn more here!

  • Join us for a benefit to support Hunter, and his family, during this difficult time.
  • Saturday, July 26th from 11am-7pm at the Onalaska American Legion (Sandlake Road in Onalaska)
  • Food, drinks, raffle, live music, and more!

Jason Mikkelson Benefit

July 9th, 2014
July 26, 2014

jason-mikkelson.jpgJason, was diagnosed in 1997 and, suffers from Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, also known as VHL.  Since then he has undergone many surgeries, one in which partially paralyzed his left leg. Von Hippel-Lindau is rare cancer which causes tumor growth on the brain, eyes, spine and kidneys.  Jason suffers from cystic growths on the kidneys. Over the past 17 years, Jason has remained strong and has fought this nasty battle with every intention of winning!  Today his kidneys are working at only 16% because of all of the surgeries he has had to face, to try and keep the cancer at a minimum.  More info, click here!

  • Join us for a benefit to support Jason, and his family, during this difficult time!
  • Saturday, July 26th from 2pm-? at the Viroqua Eagles Club
  • Silent auction, pie auction, bake sale, food, free beer, and more!  Live auction starts at 6pm!  42″ Flat Screen TV, Mathews and Genesis Bows, and several firearms
  • For more info on Jason’s benefit, and his condition, click here!

Christmas in July for ZCare

July 8th, 2014
July 30, 2014
6:30 pm

christmas-in-july.jpegCome celebrate Christmas in July, with St. Paul’s Church and ZCare!

July 30th, 6:30pm, St. Paul’s Lutheran, 420 West Ave, La Crosse.

Two parking lots, handicap accessible. Christmas cookies to be served, following the service. The goal is to raise $1,000 for ZCare

A 45 minute Christmas “service” will include a number of popular Christmas songs, the Christmas story, and of course, Christmas cookies! The theme for this year’s event is “The Reason We Give”.

In the spirit of giving, St. Paul’s is partnering with Z-Care to raise funds for community projects. 100% of the money collected will go directly to Z-Care! Pass the word on to your friends and neighbors, and join us as we celebrate Christmas!

Email: iTunes Gift Cards

May 1st, 2013

Our ZCare Team received this email:

My name is Jenni and I am from the G-E-T High School in Galesville. I was wondering where Z93 gets their $10 itunes gift cards from? I am working on a project for a student with disabilities and I need a $10 itunes gift card. I have called everywhere and can only find $15 cards. Can you help with this?

We were happy to help Jenni with her project! ZCare sponsored the iTunes gift card for Jenni, and the student!  Jenni later sent an email that read:

I want to thank you for doing this. This student will be very excited to hear where his card from. Thank you to the whole Z93 crew for always being awesome!

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!