Oshkosh Event: Luncheon at UW–Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

Thursday, Sept. 13

Join Coach Greg and Michelle Gard for an inspiring luncheon that comes complete with plenty of Badger spirit and much more. It’s a great opportunity to meet Coach Gard and make a difference in the lives of area doctors, patients, and families. All dollars raised will stay in the Oshkosh community to assist with local care and treatment. Please plan now to attend, and check out our sponsorship opportunities.

Single tickets are $75/person ($55 tax deductible).

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Wausau Event: Reception at Hilton Garden Inn Rib Mountain

Friday, Sept. 14

Join Coach Greg and Michelle Gard for an evening featuring dining, a spirited silent auction, an inspiring program, lively entertainment, and more. All dollars raised will stay in the Wausau community to assist with local care and treatment for cancer patients, so enjoy a night out and make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Plan now to attend, and please consider our sponsorship opportunities.

Staying overnight in Wausau? Book with the Hilton Garden Inn online to get the Garding Against Cancer discounted room rate.

Single tickets are $125/person ($80 tax deductible).

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Bucky on Parade

May 7–September 12

Bucky on Parade is a free public art event, bringing 85 life-size Bucky Badger statues to the streets of Madison and Dane County. Local and regional artists have transformed these Bucky statues into unique works of art to create one of the largest public art events in the country.

Thanks to Bucky on Parade producers, the Madison Area Sports Commission, the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Wisconsin Athletics, and the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association for bringing this project to life. Garding Against Cancer is thrilled to be the primary beneficiary of the parade, along with Madison Area Sports Commission and other community charities.

Bucky on Parade will provide many opportunities for the community to get involved and be a part of the fun during the parade months. Please join the Bucky on Parade Fan Club to stay in the loop on event happenings. Stay tuned for more information on the parade finale party on September 29 at the Kohl Center, where nearly 30 statues will be available as part of the fundraising auction.

Vial Caps for a Cure in Bucky on Parade

Garding Against Cancer Vial Caps for a Cure statue is made up of recycled vial caps from the UW Hospital and Clinics was created by artist Meghan Warren McKinney. Visit the statue throughout the parade in front of 2 East Mifflin Street on Capitol Square.

Take a selfie and support Garding Against Cancer

The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation will donate $5 to Garding Against Cancer, up to $10,000, for every person who posts a photo of him- or herself on Twitter with the Spark a Dream Bucky and tags it #BuckyOnParade and #AmFamBucky. The statue is located at Dream Bank, on the corner of East Washington Avenue and Pinckney Street on Capitol Square.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more information about other upcoming events.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 29: Eno Vino Golf Outing at University Ridge (Madison, WI)
  • Thursday, Sept. 13: Garding Against Cancer Luncheon (Oshkosh, WI)
  • Friday, Sept. 14: Garding Against Cancer Reception at Hilton Garden Inn Rib Mountain (Wausau, WI)
  • Saturday, Sept. 29: Bucky on Parade Auction (Madison, WI)
  • Saturday, Oct. 13: Second Annual Pheasant Hunt (Spring Green, WI)
  • Monday, Oct. 15: Swish Upon a Cure (Kohl Center)
  • Friday, Nov. 2: Garding Against Cancer Exhibition Game vs. UW Oshkosh (Kohl Center)

Thank You, Point Gards

We appreciate your generous lead gifts in support of Garding Against Cancer’s inaugural year:

  • Steve Bennett and Marsha Jordan
  • Bob and Julie Dunn
  • Pamela and George Hamel
  • The Nicholas Family
  • Dan and Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation
  • Mary Sue and Michael Shannon
  • Signe and Bill Buchholz
  • Bev and Wade Fetzer
  • Ted and Mary Kellner
  • Anne and John Oros
  • Mara and Ricky Sandler
  • Scott and Stephanie Barth
  • Anne and Jere Fluno
  • Connie Gard and Family
  • Carlin and Gavinski Families
  • Linda and Tony Granato
  • Rick and Karen Grosse
  • Todd and Heidi Hall
  • Hennessey Implement
  • Rick and Cindi Kekula
  • Marty and Mary Krueger
  • Ronald and Diane Leafblad
  • Linda and Jon Nedelcoff
  • Lori and Jim Power
  • Stonemarcs, Inc.
  • Leigh and Jonathan Tsipis
  • Megan and Kilby Willenburg