BAND AGAINST CANCER: SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

Thank you to everyone who made our 2021 comeback event such a success! We raised over $115,000! We appreciate all our teams, sponsors, musicians, volunteers and of course those who came out to the event.

Please mark your calendars for our next event on September 10, 2022 at the Italain Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek.

This free family-friendly annual community event features an all-day music festival, craft booths, quilt sales, fun zone, dunk tank, plus our celebration of honored guests. Our popular "Sip & Taste with the STARS" is returning; watch for details here!

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.

2021 event program

Ways to get involved
  • Join a team to participate at the event
  • Be a team captain, co-captain or team sponsor
  • Join a planning committee for the event
  • Make a donation. This really is the quickest, easiest way to support STARS! Your money goes directly to where it's needed most.
  • Volunteer to work at the event
  • Become a corporate sponsor of the event with a monetary donation.
  • Honor someone touched by cancer by purchasing a luminary candle. Or two. Or five.

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. We need your support more than ever this year! All funds raised will remain in Amador County, except for 8% that will be donated 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 corporate sponsors, and to the other local folks who donated time, product and services for the event. Please support these local businesses!

2021 Corporate Sponsors
American Legion Ambulance Jackson Rancheria
Jackson Tire Service Inc. Knights of Columbus
Volcano Communications Group Kreth Inc.
Amador County Board of Supervisors Merzlak Signs
ACES Waste Services, Inc. Northern Calif Cancer Specialists
American Legion Post 108 Sierra Eyecare Associates
Blue Knights' Intl. Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Chap. XXI Simmons Landscape
Claypool's Gift & Home Sobon Estates
Condrashoff Printing State Farm Insurance
Cooper Vineyards Sutter Amador Hospital
Harrah's Northern California Sutter Health Valley Area
Hometown Radio KVGC The Sound Guy Pete Bell
Italian Benevolent Society Tina & Mike Boitano (& cook crew)
Jackson Lions Club  

2021 Sip & Taste Sponsors
Helwig Borjon Drytown Cellars
Amador Brewing Company Perry Creek 1850
Deaver Vineyards Rancho Victoria Jeff Runquist Wines
Hidden Mesa Olive Oil Moke Hill Nuts & Candies Fork & Tie Catering
She's So Charcuterie

2021 Safety Fair Sponsors
Amador County Sheriff Jackson Police Dept.
Amador Fire Protection District Jackson Fire Dept.
Cal Fire Sutter Creek Police Dept.
Ione Fire Dept. Sutter Creek Fire Dept.

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 the public can come enjoy the lit candles, walk and reflect at the Italian Picnic Grounds from 7pm to 9pm on September 10.

You can support local cancer needs and show your appreciation to a special person by purchasing a luminary candle for a suggested donation of $10. Team 34 will be selling customizable luminaries, so you can bring a photo or other lightweight items to decorate your bags.

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

order luminaries online printable luminary form

Our honored guests will enjoy a complimentary brunch at 10am with live mellow music. Enjoy fellowship, fun, and free gifts in a comfortable outdoor shaded location. Registered guests 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 open soon. If you would like more information, please call the Amador STARS office at (209) 267-1246.

A Band Against Cancer team can be any group of people -- friends, family, coworkers, etc. -- who join together with a common goal of raising funds for local cancer services. Teams have booths at the event with fundraisers of their own design. Some fundraiser ideas are games, raffles, bake sales, merchandise sales, etc.

As a team captain or co-captain, you organize a group to become a team and communicate 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. STARS is proud to help meet local cancer needs and assist in the search for a cure.

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

All team captains and team members must use the link below to register online by July 31 to join a team.

register online

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 donnajandarronj@att.net.