Exciting News!

A BIG YOU ROCK thank you to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Octoberfest Foundation for their recent grant to support our upcoming Movie Appreciation Event. It means a lot to us knowing they believe in our mission to support family caregivers.  You Rock!

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Family Caregivers Rock is celebrating National Caregivers Month by offering some relaxation time to family caregivers who live in the 19 counties of  Northeast Wisconsin. Family caregivers will be treated to a movie of their choice at select Marcus Theatres on Tuesday, November 5th between 10-4pm including popcorn and soda at a special price of $2.00. Each family caregiver may bring one guest for a special guest price of $5.00 including popcorn and soda.  Tickets are limited.

Online registration and special pricing payment is required on our website and will begin on October 1, 2019. When registering online, in the Write A Note section, be sure to indicate the names of the attendees, if they are a caregiver or a guest, and the location being requested.  

Locations:

Appleton  Marcus Valley Grand   W3091 Van Roy Rd

Oshkosh  Marcus Cinema  340 S Koeller Rd    

Ashwaubenon  Marcus Bay Park Cinema   755 Willard Dr

Why are we doing this?  Because Family Caregivers Rock!

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Come join us at our Music Fundraiser to support family caregivers on Sunday, October 27th from 1-3:30 pm at Familiar Grounds in downtown New London, Wisconsin.  Area favorite musicians Phil and Barb will start things off followed by Grayling Pingel.  A silent auction and raffle will be held featuring a limited edition 100th anniversary Green Bay Packer team autographed football, an autographed pennant from The Herd along with four game tickets, hotel stays, oil changes and so much more.

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We have been a bit quiet, but that only means we have been working hard on raising funds for our upcoming event to celebrate Northeast Wisconsin Family Caregivers on November 5th.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned!!

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Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us and made the brat fry at Festival Foods on Northland in Appleton a great success!  Thanks to the volunteers Dan, Virginia, Vicky, Carey and Cindy.

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A sincere thank you to Dave, Michael C, Amy, Andrew, Ann, Chantelle, Michael L. Chris, Jerry, Ed, David, JoAnn, Karol, Kay, Lee, Dan, Kelley, Michael B and Sheila for participating in the Pickelball "Fun" Fundraising event and for making it a success.  As they say, we couldn't spell success without "U" (you).  You are awesome!

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What a night it was!  We had 22 volunteers sign up to host a concession stand at Lambeau Field in Green Bay for the Paul McCartney sold out concert.  Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you to Bill, Wally, Becky, Paul, Dave M, Lisa, Gretchen, Heather, Andrew, Deb, Mary Lynn, Claudia, Judy and Dave E.  You were truly amazing! What a group! You Rock!

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Jenn of Wautoma had her wish of a laptop granted. Her computer was outdated which made it difficult for her to document her caregiving journey. Congrats, Jenn!

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REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY, JUNE 18th AT 8:00 PM CST for the Saturday, June 22, 2019 first annual Pickleball "Fun" Fundraiser at Carter Woods Park in Appleton. Register with your $20 donation on our home page through the donation link. Remember to indicate in the "write a note" section if you are signing up for the advanced or for the recreational division. You will randomly be assigned a partner within your division for each match, but your individual score is based on your own wins/losses.  You will have a different partner each match.  Concessions available. Bring a lawn chair.  Awards down to fourth place in both divisions. Checkout out our poster on our Facebook page. Sign in and warm ups begin at 8:30 am.  Event runs 9:00 am. - 3:00 pm. Email us with questions at FamilyCaregiversRock@outlook.com.

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A family caregiver inspired our current project for an alert key tag. This red bendable rubber key tag is in the shape of a house and has the wording, “ATTENTION I have someone at home who needs to be checked on.”  (See tag photo on the About Us page). While running small errands, a family caregiver may experience health issues or an accident. This key tag alerts police and emergency responders there is a loved one at home that needs to be checked on as well.  A $10 donation will allow 15 caregivers to have this key tag.  Our vision is to put an alert key tag on the key chain of every family caregiver.  The benefits of your donation are doubled in that your donation not only supports the family caregiver, but it supports the loved one as well. Your donation can make this happen!   

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April 29th was World Wish Day and a wish was granted to Amanda of Greenville.  Amanda was treated to a massage and a facial.  Thank you to Suzi Hurst from Revive Massage in Greenville for helping us to make this wish come true!

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We were humbled to fulfill a wish for Deborah from New Franken for a bible.

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Congrats to a well deserving family caregiver, Sue of Appleton,  whose wish was granted to have a makeover!