LizFest 2017

It’s that time of year again… time for the 6th annual LizFest, Celebration of Life!  LizFest is an annual Living For Liz event in honor of Elizabeth Holman-Melde, non-smoker who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2012 at the age of 25. The purpose of LizFest is not only to raise money to fight […]







LizFest 2016

LizFest is an annual Living For Liz event in honor of Elizabeth Holman-Melde a 25-year-old non-smoker who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2012. The purpose of LizFest is not only to raise money to fight lung cancer, but also to spend one day every year celebrating Elizabeth’s life as if she were here herself. LizFest […]







Bet on a cure for Lung Cancer 2016

Living For Liz proudly presents the 4th Annual, BET ON A CURE FOR LUNG CANCER. November is lung cancer awareness month, and we plan to fight! We hope you will join us for our casino themed event, Piggy’s signature hors d’ oeuvres and much more!







Bet on a cure for lung cancer 2016

Living For Liz proudly presents the 4th Annual, BET ON A CURE FOR LUNG CANCER. November is lung cancer awareness month, and we plan to fight! We hope you will join us for our casino themed event, Piggy’s signature hors d’ oeuvres and much more! When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 6pm-10pm Where: Piggy’s Restaurant- 501 Front St […]







Living For Every Breath

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.  We’ve partnered with Gundersen and Mayo Health Systems in lung cancer initiatives.  We’ve also co- sponsored the La Crosse area “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer” and […]







January is National Radon Action Month

According to the National Cancer Institute, shop  scientists estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon.







Lung Cancer Survivor Spotlight

This week we received an email from Maggie Smith.  Her husband, Nate, went to high school with Elizabeth.  This past April, at age 27, Maggie was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine cancer of the lung.  She has since had half of her left lung and bronchus removed.  Doctors are hopefully they removed it in time to prevent […]







Bet On A Cure For Lung Cancer 2015

Living For Liz proudly presents the 3rd Annual, BET ON A CURE FOR LUNG CANCER.







Ride & Raise Awareness With Us

Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Living For Liz Motorcycle Tour on Saturday, June 6, 2015… rain or shine! We will start the ride out at Rod’s Power Sports on Mormon Coulee Road in La Crosse at 10:00 a.m. and end at Minegar’s Sports Hub in La Crescent around 4:00 p.m. Day of event registration […]







OUR IMPACT- 2014

It’s hard to believe that our second full year as Living For Liz has already passed!  Our goals when we started were simple.  First and foremost we wanted to help lung cancer patients that didn’t have the incredible support that Elizabeth had by starting our very own Patient Assistance programs.  Secondly we wanted to help […]