Lung Cancer Awareness & Research Fundraising - Living For Liz, Upcoming Events


Thank you for visiting L4L’s Events page! The Living for Liz organization has accomplished a lot since its inception in 2012.  We’ve donated over $65,000 to lung cancer research, awareness and patient assistance programs, with funds staying local to the La Crosse and La Crescent Communities.

Each year we co- sponsor the La Crosse area “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer” in November, and we have host three of our own fundraisers: “The L4L Motor Cycle Tour” in June, “LizFest, Celebration of Life” in August” and “Bet On A Cure for Lung Cancer” in November.

Below you can find all the information on our upcoming events.  And please CLICK HERE to view our Event Picture Gallery.  Thanks for stopping by!


Upcoming Events

1 Guest Server Night at Wine Guyz in La Crosse, WI on April 12th from 6 to 8 p.m. Watch for more details! 
2 L4L Motorcycle Honors Ride on June 10th. Watch for more details!
3 LizFest/Apple Blossom Bicycle Tour on August 12th at Vet’s Park in La Crescent, MN.  Click here for more details!
4Bet On A Cure for Lung Cancer Casino Night on November 11th at  Piggy’s Restaurant in LaCrosse, WI.  Watch for more details!

LizFest- Celebration of Life

In September of 2011, 25 year old Elizabeth Holman Melde was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  She was a non-smoker and a newlywed.   Sadly, Elizabeth lost her battle with lung cancer in April of 2012.  The seven short months between Elizabeth’s diagnosis and her death were nothing short of inspiring.  Elizabeth fought each day with grace and humor.  And although Elizabeth did not win her fight, we did not lose her completely.  She is the driving force behind Living For Liz, and she will continue to live on through her friends and family, and through each and every victim of lung cancer that L4L saves.

The Living For Liz organization hosts events to raise money in order to aid in the awareness, prevention, research and treatment of lung cancer.  We also do our best to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle.  But there is another part to L4L…. an equally great part.  LIZFEST.  The first ever LIZFEST was held on June 9, 2012, shortly after Elizabeth passed away.  It started as a fundraiser and quickly turned into a memorial and celebration of Elizabeth’s life.  Over 500 people gathered to sing, dance, face paint, play games, ride motorcycles and more.  The money raised was used to start Living For Liz.

LIZFEST is now a yearly event, hosted every August to coincide with Elizabeth’s birthday.  Not only do we raise money to fight lung cancer, but we also honor Elizabeth’s life as if she were here herself… with pie, bratwurst and beer.  We spend one day each year celebrating a life that was taken too quickly.  If you are ever in the Minnesota area when this happens, please join us as you will surely feel the spirit of the incredible woman who started this all and will forever be celebrated.

In loving memory of Elizabeth Holman Melde


CLICK HERE to view our Calendar of Events.

Living For Liz