Amador STARS is hopeful that we can once again gather at our 4th Annual Amador County Band Against Cancer on September 11th at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek. We are in the planning stages for our event, and will adjust as public health orders mandate.

This free family-friendly community event features an all-day music festival, craft booths, quilt sales, fun zone, plus our celebration of honored guests. Our popular "Sip & Taste with the STARS" event features local wines & brews. In the evening, enjoy our BBQ Dinner and Luminary Ceremony. More details below.

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.

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.
  • TEAMS: Participate in our DOLLAR CHALLENGE. Ask your friends and supporters to save their dollar bills for STARS.
  • Stay safe in style, by ordering our fantastic tie-dyed cotton fabric masks. Anyone, anywhere can order masks to be mailed, so be sure to send the link to your distant friends and family!
  • 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!

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

Stay tuned for more info on planning meetings for 2021.

As a team captain or co-captain, you organize a group to become a team, attend a captain's meetings to obtain updated information on the event, and communicate that 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.

Watch this page for registration and details. If you have not previously been involved and would like more info, 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!

Our dollar challenge has replaced 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.


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 each name will be read aloud September 11, 2021 at 7:00pm at the Italian Picnic Grounds.

You can support local cancer needs and show your appreciation to a special person by purchasing a luminary candle for a suggested donation of $5.

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

order luminaries online printable luminary form

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