Who we are
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to Rock County, WI residents fighting cancer. The coalition was started by Brigette and Bruce Thoms, when a friend and coworker was struggling with cancer. Acting on their belief that Rock County is a caring and compassionate community, they formed a coalition of people who joined to raise funds for local people facing cancer. What started as a couple people’s vision, has since grown into a county wide coalition of people determined to help community members fighting cancer. And the tenants of “caring, community, compassion” became the fundamental principles of the organization.
Since incorporating as a 501c3 in 2010, the coalition has raised over $1,000,000 and helped more than 1,100 people. Our biggest program is providing grants of $1,125 to Rock County residents currently in treatment for cancer. These grants can be used for rent/mortgage, utility, phone/cable/internet, insurance, and car payments. Assistance is available once every 12 months while the patient is receiving treatments.
We raise all of our money through events, donations, and grants. Join us and give much needed help to those experiencing cancer in their lives by attending one of our annual events, volunteering or making a contribution. Your donation makes a direct impact in the lives of people living in our community. As long as people suffer from cancer, Rock County Cancer Coalition will be here to raise the funds to ease some of the stress people fighting cancer face. Join us!
Tax-deductible contributions from individuals are always welcome. To learn more about the Rock County Cancer Coalition, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 608-754-2286.
- Provide services to cancer patients to help fight and cope with the disease.
- Provide funding to better educate our area about preventative cancer decisions.