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The Cause:

Proceeds from all of Cheese Wheel, Inc.'s events donated the the following benefactors. Below you will find addtional information regarding what they do.


ALS Association (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease):

The ALS Association symbolizes the hopes of people everywhere that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis will one day be a disease of the past – relegated to historical status, studied in medical textbooks, conquered by the dedication of thousands who have worked ceaselessly to understand and eradicate this perplexing killer.

Until that day comes, The ALS Association relentlessly pursues its mission to help people living with ALS and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of the progressive neurodegenerative disease that took the life and name of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig.

As the only not-for-profit voluntary health agency dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, we direct the largest privately-funded research enterprise engaged to uncover the mystery of a disease that affects as many as 30,000 annually. With more than 5,600 people diagnosed each year – an average of 15 new cases each day – our mission is urgent. The search for answers knows no bounds.

The ALS Association’s far-reaching efforts extend to Capitol Hill and some of the world’s finest research laboratories. Over the last decade, we have committed close to $40 million to ALS research. We’ve brought the ALS community the historic Medicare waiver of the 24-month waiting period and a 100% increase in funding since our advocacy campaign began.



Children's Hospital of Wisconsin:

Children's Hospital and Health System is an independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The 14 entities that make up the health system work to improve the lives of children everywhere through care giving, advocacy, research and education.

The members of the health system are:

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin – located near Milwaukee, is one of the leading centers for pediatric health care in the United States. The hospital provides inpatient care, including transport of critically ill or injured children and intensive care services, and more than 70 specialty outpatient clinics that care for the full range of pediatric health care needs.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley – located on the Theda Clark Medical Center campus in Neenah, Wis., operates an inpatient Pediatric Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, outpatient clinics and a Child Advocacy Center.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Kenosha – located on the Kenosha Medical Center Campus in Kenosha, Wis., operates an inpatient Pediatric Unit, outpatient clinics and a Child Advocacy Center.

Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation – secures philanthropic support for the health system, including donations for patient care programs, professional and community education, advocacy for children and pediatric research.

Children's Health Education Center – offers resources and programs (field trip, outreach and online) for children, parents, teachers and caregivers to help keep children healthy and safe.

Children's Medical Group – provides a network of primary care pediatricians throughout southeastern Wisconsin and oversees the School Nursing Program and other health centers for children in Milwaukee's central city.

Children's Service Society of Wisconsin – offers child welfare services in three core areas (counseling and case management, out-of-home care and prevention services) from locations throughout Wisconsin. Children's Family and Community Partnerships is a not-for-profit subsidiary dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of children and families.

Children's Specialty Group – a physician group practice jointly owned by the health system and the Medical College of Wisconsin, provides access to faculty physicians offering care in more than 25 pediatric medical and surgical specialty areas.

Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee – provides the latest outpatient surgical technology and treatment for children and adults.

Children's Research Institute – advances pediatric health care practice through dedicated laboratory and clinical research.

Children's Community Health Plan – is a health maintenance organization that covers children and adults eligible for Medicaid or BadgerCare in the Wisconsin counties of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha.

Seeger Health Resources – offers educational materials for health care professionals, teachers and parents through Maxishare and collection services through MedHealth Financial Services.

National Outcomes Center – develops strategies to measure outcomes for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and other organizations across the country.



BDHS Scholarship Program:
Cheese Wheel Achievement Scholarship

The Cheese Wheel Achievement Scholarship is presented to two graduating seniors. These two $500 scholarships will go to students showing leadership skills, scholastic ability, and community service. Preference will be to a student entering the healthcare or automotive fields.


Scholarships are given to reward and encourage students. To a student graduating from high school, there are many sources of scholarships available: industries and foundations, universities and technical schools, federal grants, military service, and local scholarships. Established to administer these local monetary and honorary awards, the scholarship committee is composed of the principal, associate principals, three school counselors, community members, retired high school teachers, and current high school staff members.

One of the major purposes of the Scholarship Committee is to award local scholarships through a fair process to as many different individuals as possible, adjusting our eligible list according to Foundation recipients. The Scholarship Committee awards only one scholarship per individual; however, individuals may receive additional scholarships from agencies outside the selection process of the Beaver Dam High School Scholarship Committee.