KQ98 Cares is a charity fund designed to give support and awareness to local non-profit organizations. Our mission is to highlight the good works happening locally. Each month, we’ll feature a different organization and how their service impacts the Tri-State area.

Thanks to generous donations from you and our friends from WinnMed, we can make a really difference in our communities.



The 2024 Decorah Rocks Hungry Hungry Heroes Pancake Breakfast and Hometown Heroes Hike happens on June 15th starting at 8AM. All proceeds form this fundraiser benefit the Winneshiek County emergency responders services. These are the people that come to help at a moments notice to protect us, fight fires, and provide emergency medical assistance. They […]

KQ98 along with Winnmed wanted a to find a way to honor our veterans. Freedom Honor Flight is a La Crosse-based organization that flies  Veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that stand in their honor. Trips includes several hours at the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Lincoln Memorial, the […]

Volunteer emergency services in small communities rely on fundraisers and charitable contributions. They are used to buy anything from safety equipment to fire trucks and ambulances. KQ98 Cares along with WinnMed donated $500 to the Ridgeway, Iowa Fire Department so they can purchase air packs. These will help them safely battle fires and protect their […]

There are a lot of fun ways to help raise funds for special events and programs. This one has to be the … coolest! Sorry for the pun. Polar Plunge in LaCrosse is the longest running one in the state and they’ve been doing it for 26 years. All the funds they raise go to […]

The Houston Girls Basketball team has always had a game to help raise funds for the Houston Area Cancer Support Group. It has always been successful, but this year they want to take it up a notch and make the biggest donation ever. At their game against Southland on January 30th they will be accepting […]

Semcac is a Community Action Agency and part of the Minnesota Community Action Partnership network, consisting of 24 agencies plus Indigenous Tribes across the State of Minnesota. Also, Minnesota is part of the National Community Action network of over 1,000 agencies, nationwide. Community Action celebrates 60 years of helping people and changing lives in 2024. […]

Every year around the holidays we hear about the needs in our communities. It’s good to be reminded that not everyone has it easy at this time of year. With that, if you are able to help by volunteering or by giving donations that is greatly appreciated by everyone. Even the smallest donation of money […]

What started as a dinner in a church basement has now flourished and grown into an event too big for any one church. The LaCrosse Community thanksgiving Dinner supplies meals to anyone that wants to not only get a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, but also be with people in their community. The dinner […]

DLC Inc. is a bit different from other charitable organizations in a small town. There was a need for a fundraiser for their local town celebration soon after the pandemic. Business owners Dusty Franzwa, Lucas Meyer, and Chris Schroeder (DLC) got together and decided they would head the drive for the funds. They decided to […]

Every year the Mid-West Family gets together and helps broadcast the Children’s Miracle Network radiothon. When we’re on the air you hear different voices on our different stations from KQ98, Z93, Classic Hits, and The Rock. We were very happy to help donate $500 to CMN as part of KQ98 Cares with the help of […]

This last Saturday KQ98 Cares along with WinnMedd and River Valley Remodelers teamed up to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s! The $500 donation will help with research to help find a cure and put this terrible disease out of commission! Go to alz.org for information and how you can donate and walk to help […]

We were at Riverside Park on Saturday, Sept. 9th for the 18th annual Steppin’ Out in Pink. We came together with several in the community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, remember those have been lost, and walk in support of breast cancer research and patient support programs. KQ98 Cares was happy to be there to […]

Steppin’ Out In Pink coming up this weekend in Riverside Park in downtown La Crosse. Olivia from Gundersen stopped by Tuesday morning to give us everything we need to know before we go! For more and to register, check out the info here.

HOW ABOUT A GREAT WAY TO HELP OUT NEIGHBORS AND GET A LITTLE EXERCISE IN AS WELL? RING AND RUN IN HOUSTON COUNTY WILL BE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK ON JULY 29TH DURING HOUSTON HOEDOWN DAYS! SIGN UP TO WALK AND YOUR DONATION HELPS A LOCAL FAMILY OR INDIVIDUAL IN THEIR TIME OF NEED […]

FROM SADNESS COMES HOPE AND KQ98 CARES IS HELPING THE ECKELBERG FAMILY SPREAD THAT HOPE BY DONATING TO THE CHLOE KAY ECKLEBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS AWARDED TO STUDENTS ATTENDING A UNIVERSITY OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL AND INVOLVED IN THE RACING COMMUNITY AT THE LA CROSSE SPEEDWAY. KQ98 ALONG WITH RIVER VALLEY REMODELERS AND WinnMed […]

A new year means the “Racing for Abilities” fundraiser to benefit ABC Works and Woodland Industries is coming soon! KQ98 and River Valley Remodelers want you to mark your calendars for May 6th, 2023 at 1pm and join us as we cheer on our favorite horses in the Kentucky Derby. Excitement is building for the […]

Every child should have the opportunity to play! Playgrounds are the ultimate place for fun and laughter! The North American Squirrel Association is working hard to build an all-abilities playground in Holmen at Remington Hills Park. River Valley Remodelers and KQ98 are teaming up to help make this dream come true for local kids with […]

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The Aging & Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County, La Crosse Parks & Recreation Department and Dementia Friendly Community Coalition are excited to announce we will be bringing two live theatrical performances from the Remember Project to the area this Fall.



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