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The Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) Board was planning a Special 20th Anniversary SACS Walk/Rally for August 7 at the Sparta Memorial Park.  Due to COVID-19, we have had to make changes from our large one night event with traditional activities to be “curbside events”.

Cancer doesn't stop because of COVID.   We are still helping area residents with financial support as well as rides to and from treatments.  In order to continue doing this, we need to continue fundraising.  We depend on our area businesses to help sponsor everything  that we do.  However, because of the strain that COVID has put on businesses, we will not be asking for their financial support this year.


On Friday, August 7, 2020, scheduled activities listed below will be held in the parking lot of the Sparta Aquatic Center and along Rusk Avenue from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Kicking Cancer at the Curb will be held at the entrance to the park, on Rusk Avenue, from 4 to 8 p.m. This event will also be held on Friday, June 12 at Eddies Convenience Store on Hwy 21 in Sparta from 2:30 to 6 p.m.


Calendar raffle tickets will be sold in the parking lot. The cost will remain at $10 each or 3 for $25.  Prize amounts and number of drawings (18) remain the same as previous years.  This year the first drawing will be held on Friday, September 4 at WCOW, with the last drawing on September 21.  Calendar Raffles is our biggest effort.  We need everyone's help with this.  Tickets are available by contacting Gary Peterson at 633-3703.


SACS T-Shirts this year are cranberry red with gold print.  T-shirts will be sold in the parking lot for $12 each.  Shirts are available now by contacting Kathy Culpitt at 269-6162. Team shirt orders should be submitted by July 31.


"Remembrance Cruise” will take the place of the Luminary Ceremony.  Sadly, we will not have the candle-lit luminaries lining the track as in past years.  In their place, a cancer ribbon in Memory or in Honor of loved ones printed on blue and yellow cardstock respectively, will be displayed along the Rusk Avenue fence.  The ribbons will hopefully be able to be displayed for a week for everyone to take their time to walk or drive past.  Remembrance cruise forms will also be sold in the parking lot and can be purchased in advance by obtaining a form online at the SACS website.  The cost remains the same: $5 each or 3 for $10.  Contact Cheryl Isensee with any questions at 269-3215.


SACS Flock of Flamingos has come out of hibernation!  This is a fun way to brighten someone's day.  If you would like more information on HOW to have a friend or relative in the Sparta area “Flocked” (flamingos placed in their lawn/yard), please contact Alice Olson at 487-5409 or Dawn Rickert at 633-4994.


Teams are encouraged to help with fundraising while continuing to stay safe.  If you are interested in forming a team or you want to obtain a team packet, please contact Kay Kast, 269-4311 or Joanne Bohnert, 269-7176, or pick one up at Sparta Chiropractic, 110 W. Wisconsin St, Sparta.  Packets are also available online under the FORMS


Raffles. We will not have the adult or children's raffles, 50/50 raffle, children's games or food available at the park.


Activities may be added or changed based on changes to COVID regulations. NO CARWASH/BARBEQUE/BAKE SALE AT BRENENGEN'S CHEVOLET PARKING LOT AUGUST 8, RESCEDULED FOR AUGUST 22, 9AM  - 4PM


Please feel free to contact any SACS Board member if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you for your continued support of SACS!


Karen Edwards        269-5243                        Gary Peterson                       633-3703

Kay Kast                    269-4311                          Cheryl Isensee                      269-3215

Paul Oswald             269-3420                        Mike McAlpine                      269-5346

Annette Erickson     633-2301                         Priscilla Hemmersbach       269-5359

Joanne Bohnert       269-7176



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