BAND AGAINST CANCER

Our second annual Amador County Band Against Cancer will take place September 8, 2018 at the Italian Picnic Grounds. This free family-friendly community event features an all-day music festival, craft booths, quilt sales, fun zone, plus our Survivor Celebration. In the afternoon, we'll have a new "Sip & Taste with the STARS" event, featuring 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.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, musicians, teams and attendees of our 2017 event. With your help, we raised over $90,000!

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

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.

Become a corporate sponsor online

Download a printable corporate sponsor form to mail in

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 2017 corporate sponsors, and to the other local folks who donated time, product and services for the event. Please support these local businesses!

2017 Corporate Sponsors
ACES Waste Services, Inc. Hometown Radio KVGC Pine Grove Market
American Legion Post 108 Ambulance Italian Benevolent Society R C Pizza Wagon
Bank of Stockton Jackson Rancheria Sierra Golf Carts
Baskin Robbins Jackson Tire Service Inc. Simmons Landscape
Big Jim Hall & KHITS 101.5 FM JB's Awards & Engraving Sobon Estates
Tina & Mike Boitano & their cook crew Justin Lawrence State Farm Insurance
Bright Banta Kreth Inc. Strings
The Cantaliers Merzlak Signs Sutter Creek Lions Club
Claypool's Home & Gift Michael Slater, CPA Vino Noceto
Condrashoff Printing Mike Rolf Volcano Communications Group
Cooper Vineyards Nedra & Julio Wal Mart - Jackson
Daneri Mortuary Northern CA Cancer Specialists Wicked Sisters
Herb Boxhorn Pete Bell, The Sound Guy

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 8 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 by Herb Boxhorn.Enjoy fellowship, fun, and free gifts in a comfortable shaded 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! Registration will be open soon.

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

register online

print and return registration form

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. Our first captain meeting is June 20 at 5:30pm at Hotel Sutter in Sutter Creek. Appetizers, tea and lemonade will be served ($5 cash donation requested). Cash bar available.

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.

register online

TEAM RESOURCES

Team captain resources

Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday, June 20 - Captain/co-captain meeting at 5:30pm at Hotel Sutter on Main Street in Sutter Creek
Friday, September 7 - T-shirt distribution at event setup
Saturday, September 8 - Band Against Cancer (10am Survivor Celebration, 11am Opening Ceremony)
Tuesday, September 18 - Wrap up celebration meeting

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.

Our first meeting is June 20 at 5:30pm at Hotel Sutter on Main Street in Sutter Creek. Appetizers, tea and lemonade will be served ($5 cash donation requested). Cash bar available.

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 donnajandarronj@att.net.