Due to the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic, Amador STARS has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Band Against Cancer gathering. However, we are optimistic that our loyal supporters will respond generously to our VIRTUAL fundraiser.

This year will be different, for sure. Let's embrace the change! We know Amador County and beyond will step up to support Amador STARS' mission to provide free support, transportation and resources for local loved ones on the cancer journey. All your donations stay local except for a 8% that is donated to cancer research. STARS is entirely funded by community donations.

See the box at right for ways to contribute this year. We are still accepting corporate sponsor monetary donations, as well as individual donations. We so appreciate all our team captains and team members who work hard each year to make sure STARS can continue its important role in our community. Even though we cannot gather this Fall, we hope you will still gather in "virtual" teams to save your dollar bills, order luminaries, and come up with your own creative and safe ways to fundraise!

We sincerely appreciate every one of our volunteers and donors! For more information, please see the tabs below, or contact the STARS office at (209) 267-1246.

Ways to get involved

New this year, our dollar challenge is replacing our quarter challenge! Times are challenging, but asking everyone you know to donate ONE DOLLAR to Amador STARS might truly be doable! Maybe tuck a dollar in your piggy bank each week? Our deadline is September 1st! We ask you to hang onto the donations until the middle of August and then begin dropping them off at the STARS office. Or you can write a check and mail it to STARS (be sure to mention Dollar Challenge and your team number!). If you prefer, you can make your donation online using a credit card or PayPal.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Randy Berg has thrown down the $100 challenge. He is asking each committee member to raise and donate $100. Please donate by July 31st to join Randy's challenge!

If you have questions, please call the Amador STARS office at (209) 267-1246.


This year we are offering "virtual" luminary candles, with honoree names listed in the local paper. If you would like to make your own candle to light at home, you can pick up a "take home kit" from the STARS office Sept. 8-9-10 from noon to 3pm. Just indicate on your order form that you would like a kit for each candle purchased. Suggested donation is $10 per luminary, but feel free to donate more!

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

order luminaries online printable luminary form

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!

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

Things may be different this year, but we know our teams will be creative and energetic about banding together safely with family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. There is no specific number of people needed for a team. You can work toward a team goal and participate in safe team fundraisers, such as the DOLLAR CHALLENGE. Luminary candle orders can also count in your team fundraising.

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. For questions, 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