We would like to extend a huge thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, musicians, teams and attendees of our 2019 event. With your help, we raised over $82,000!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Our fourth annual Amador County Band Against Cancer will take place September 12, 2020 at the Italian Picnic Grounds with a Mardi Gras theme. This free family-friendly community event features an all-day music festival, craft booths, quilt sales, fun zone, plus our Survivor Celebration. Our popular "Sip & Taste with the STARS" event features local wines & brews. In the evening, enjoy our BBQ Dinner and Luminary Ceremony. More details below.

Bring your family and friends! Our goal is to fill the Italian Picnic Grounds with community members sharing fellowship and raising funds for Amador STARS! This is a community event and it certainly does take a village to make it happen.

Contact the STARS office at (209) 267-1246 or use the tabs below for more information on getting involved!

2019 event program

2019 event photos

Ways to get involved

Our event would not be possible without the generous support of dozens of individuals and businesses who sign up as sponsors. You can help in this venture with a corporate sponsorship. There are several levels of sponsorship, from monetary donations to in-kind contributions. All funds raised will remain in Amador County, except for 8% that will be dedicated to cancer research. STARS is proud to help meet local cancer needs and assist in the search for a cure.

For more information on corporate sponsorships for Band Against Cancer, please call the Amador STARS office at (209) 267-1246.

We would like extend a huge thank you our corporate sponsors, and to the other local folks who donated time, product and services for the event. Please support these local businesses!

2019 Corporate Sponsors
ACES Waste Services, Inc. Knights of Columbus
Amador County Board of Supervisors Kreth Inc.
American Legion Post 108 Ambulance Merzlak Signs
Bank of Stockton Michael Slater, CPA
Baskin Robbins Mike Rolf
Big Jim Hall & KHITS 101.5 FM Northern California Cancer Specialists
Blow Daddy Sierra Eyecare Associates
Brickhouse Brews Sierra Ice
Claypool's Home & Gift Sobon Estates
Condrashoff Printing State Farm Insurance
Cooper Vineyards Strings Italian Cafe
Darcel and Company Sutter Amador Hospital
Hometown Radio KVGC Sutter Creek Lions Club
Italian Benevolent Society The Sound Guy
Jackson Creek Dental Group Tina & Mike Boitano & Cook Crew
Jackson Lions Club Vino Noceto
Jackson Rancheria Volcano Communications Group
Jackson Tire Service Inc. Walmart - Jackson
Jake Guidi Wicked Sisters
JB's Awards & Engraving

2019 Sip & Taste Sponsors
Brickhouse Brews Yorba Wines Story Wines
Amador Brewery Karmere Vineyards 1850
Deaver Vineyards Helwig Winery Leoni Winery
Driven Cellars Le Mulet Rouge Renegade Wines
Dobra Zemlja Scott Harvey Terra D'Oro

In the evening at Band Against Cancer, we will have thousands of illumination candles lining the event. Each candle honors someone who has been touched by cancer or has lost their battle with cancer. Each bag bears a name and optional sentiment, and each name will be read aloud September 12, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Italian Picnic Grounds.

You can support local cancer needs and show your appreciation to a special person by purchasing a luminary candle for a suggested donation of $5.

For more information on the luminary ceremony, please call the Amador STARS office at (209) 267-1246.

order luminaries online printable luminary form

Survivors will enjoy a complimentary brunch at 10am with live mellow music. Enjoy fellowship, fun, and free gifts in a comfortable air conditioned location. Survivors are welcome to bring friends and family to this special event in your honor. You may purchase additional brunches for your guest(s) when you register. We ask that you check in between 9am and 10am and be seated for brunch promptly at 10am. Afterwards we invite you to stay for the Band Against Cancer activities -- quilt sale, raffles, live entertainment & much more!

If you would like more information, please call the Amador STARS office at (209) 267-1246.

As a team member for Band Against Cancer, you join a group of family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. There is no specific number of people needed for a team. You and your teammates can be as creative as you like with a team theme, costumes, decorations, and even a mascot! You can work toward a team goal and participate in team fundraisers (car wash, bake sale, bingo, etc). Illumination candle orders can also count in your team fundraising.

As a team captain or co-captain, you organize a group to become a team, attend a captain's meetings to obtain updated information on the event, and communicate that information to your team members.

Remember that all funds raised will remain in Amador County, except for 8% that will be dedicated to cancer research. You can help in this venture by getting involved in the event. STARS is proud to help meet local cancer needs and assist in the search for a cure.

Watch this page for registration and details. If you have not previously been involved and would like more info, please call the Amador STARS office at (209) 267-1246.

2019 Team Totals

Team Total Sponsor
1 710.00 Committee
3 2,186.45 Wal Mart
4 17,107.00 Anne Lintz State Farm Insurance
5 757.00 Alhady and Ostovar families
6 1,248.75 Olive's Super STARS
9 3,349.98 Jackson Fire Dept.
10 10,300.50 Sutter Amador Hospital
11 1,809.00 Calaveras Cancer Crushers
13 495.00 Grooving for a Cure S-Club
22 909.50 Ed's Band of Pirates
24 3,198.00 Great Clips
34 11,800.00 Super STARS
35 3,399.50 Rock Solid Against Cancer
37 1,516.00 Thimble Bee Quilters
  875.00 Lu La Roe

Winner of Quarter Challenge: Team 10 with $534!

As a committee member, you will help with the organization of the event. Here are some ways you can get involved: Illumination Ceremony, Food Service, Survivor Celebration, Entertainment, Nutrition and Education, Decorations, Fun Zone, Youth Coordination, Pink Ribbon Store, Logistics, Setup/Tear Down, Parking & Security, Tidy Time/Recycling.

We are always looking for new committee members, so if you would like to get involved or have new ideas for the event, please contact Lead Chairperson Donna Jackson at 585-6092 or