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SJS Supports Local Healthcare with $10,000 Gift to the Foundation

Twelve years ago, Kathy Johnson, Judy Spencer, and Kevin Schell created SJS, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for cancer patients. Their goal is to raise money that stays in Sauk County, which is exactly what happened when they donated $10,000 to Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation.

According to Judy, “SJS stands for Spencer/Johnson/Schell, which is the three of us that started the organization, never anticipating it would get so large.” She joked that if they knew how large it would become, they might have come up with better name.

Judy said, “SJS was established in 2012. Kathy and I had started walking in the Relay For Life walks in 2008, but after a few years found out that the monies didn’t stay local and they would not give us an estimate of what amount does stay local. We started raising money by having a Scottish doubles bowling event and that has happened every year and that is our biggest fundraiser.” The group also does food stands at the fair in Baraboo and accepts memorials from families after a loved one has died.

SJS supports a number of local healthcare and cancer services organizations. She said, “Of course, our main goal is to give money to individual families, which we do. All this money is given to these various things, because they hopefully help all the communities of Sauk County.”

Todd Wuerger, Executive Director of Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation, said, “We were so delighted that Judy and Kathy chose to support our organization. I see a beautiful symmetry at work here. SJS and Sauk Prairie Healthcare are similar organizations in that we are both based right here and are committed to helping people in our local community. We are very grateful for their gift.”

You can support local healthcare with a gift to the Foundation.

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