Arkdale Bar & Grill Helps Adams County Cancer Patients

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Staff from Aspirus Cancer Care-Wisconsin Rapids recently accepted a $5,000 donation to Aspirus Riverview Foundation’s Cancer Patient Fund. The donation will be used to help the cancer center’s Adams County patients who struggle with the cost of transportation to their appointments.

Colleen Livernash, owner of Bighorn Bar & Grill in Arkdale, presented the check on behalf of her business and its patrons. Livernash said she became aware of the specific need the donation will address while working in the cancer center, where she was a medical assistant for nearly 20 years before retiring in 2020. 

“Our cancer patients express sincere appreciation on a regular basis for the support they receive through our community’s kindness and generosity," said Jessica Jagodzinski, social worker with Aspirus Health. "A cancer patient from Arkdale recently needed treatment-related services at a time when her husband needed to work to continue to provide for the family. Being able to offer transportation support through the Aspirus Riverview Foundation Cancer Patient Fund prevented delays in her care plan, reduced stress on the family, and enabled her to focus on healing.” 

For more information about Aspirus Riverview Foundation, please visit aspirus.org/aspirus-riverview-foundation or call the Foundation office at 715.421.7488.

Photo: Staff from Aspirus Cancer Care-Wisconsin Rapids recently accepted a $5,000 donation from Bighorn Bar & Grill and its patrons. (Pictured from left) Jamie Murphy, Bighorn Bar & Grill Owner Colleen Livernash, Janel Sabatke, Lori Slattery, and Shelly Voight.