How can you join the fight to save lives and create a world with more birthdays?
Check out these local events to see how you can help the American Cancer Society FIGHT BACK by getting involved in fun activities in your area; promoting awareness, celebrating survivorship, and raising money for the fight against cancer. With your help we can create a world with more birthdays!
|Bag Lady Social at the Wilderness Ridge Lodge & Restaurant. The 2012 event has passed. If you’re interested in getting involved with the 2013 Bag Lady Social, call Sherry Knapp at 402-423-4888.|
Daffodil Days® – cancer.org/daffodils To the American Cancer Society, the daffodil symbolizes the hope we all share for a future where cancer no longer threatens those we love. Each spring, the Society offers daffodils in exchange for a contribution. By sending bunches of daffodils to friends, family members, and people touched by cancer, you are sharing a message of hope and raising funds and awareness to help defeat cancer.
|Orders begin in January, deliveries happen in March. Check back for information on the 2013 Daffodil Days.|
Galas – cancer.org/gala Communities across the country offer a variety of balls, galas, and theme parties benefiting the lifesaving work of the American Cancer Society.
|2013 Date TBA - Hope Gala For more information visit hopegala.org.
7/27/2012 – Hope in the Heartland Gala – Omaha, Stinson Park. You and other community leaders can enjoy an exciting evening filled with food, entertainment, midway games, spectacular auctions, beverages, and much more! Guests will have the opportunity to experience and celebrate the history of Stinson Park with our night at the races. Wear your best Derby attire, sip on a mint julep, place your bets, and enjoy some great entertainment to make a difference in the lives of those facing a cancer diagnosis in our community! For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.hopeintheheartlandomaha.org.
8/4/2012 – Gage County Golf Tournament – 9 a.m. For information or to sign up your team call Sherry Knapp at 402-423-4893.
8/23/2012 – Passport To The Cure Golf Tournament at the Field Club of Omaha. For more information or to sign up go to passporttothecureomaha.org.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® – cancer.org/makingstrides Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is our premier breast cancer event, raising both dollars and awareness to fight the disease. Walks are held nationwide each year to celebrate people who have battled breast cancer, educate people about ways to reduce their risk, and empower communities to join the fight.
|10/28/2012 – Lincoln at Holmes Lake Park. For more information visit makingstrideslincoln.org.|
Relay For Life® – cancer.org/relay Join friends and family to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Get involved by joining or creating a team, helping fundraise in your community, or donating to Relay event participants.
4/27/2012 – Relay For Life at Omaha Youth – Omaha Sports Complex, Omaha; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/rflomahayouth
4/28/2012 – Relay For Life of Gage County – Gage County Fairgrounds, Beatrice; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/gagecone
5/18/2012 – Relay For Life of Seward County – Concordia University, Seward; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/sewardcone
5/19/2012 – Bark For Life – Lincoln Benefit Life Walking Path, Lincoln; 9 a.m.
6/1/2012 – Relay For Life of Dodge County – Memorial Stadium, Fremont; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/dodgecone
6/1/2012 – Relay For Life of the Norfolk Area – Johnny Carson Track & Field, Norfolk; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/norfolkareane
6/1/2012 – Relay For Life of Adams County – Hastings High School, Hastings; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/adamscone
6/1/2012 – Relay For Life of Hamilton County – Town Square, Aurora; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/hamiltoncone
6/1/2012 – Relay For Life of Sarpy County – Papillion La Vista South High School, Papillion; 6:30 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/sarpycone
6/1/2012 – Relay For Life of Wayne County – Wayne State College, Wayne; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/waynecone
6/1/2012 – Relay For Life of Butler County – David City Track, David City; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/butlercone
6/2/2012 – Relay For Life of Cedar County – Haskell Field, Hartington; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/cedarcone
6/2/2012 – Relay For Life of Midtown Omaha – Norris Middle School, Omaha; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/midtownomahane
6/2/2012 – Relay For Life of Webster County – Red Cloud High School, Red Cloud; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/webstercone
6/8/2012 – Relay For Life of Saunders County – Wahoo High School, Wahoo; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/saunderscone
6/8/2012 – Relay For Life of Southeast Nebraska – Auburn City Rec Complex, Auburn; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/nemahacone
6/8/2012 – Relay For Life of Buffalo County – Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/buffalocone
6/8/2012 – Relay For Life of Clay County – Harvard High School, Harvard; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/claycone
6/8/2012 – Relay For Life of Merrick County – Merrick County Fairgrounds, Central City; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/merrickcone
6/8/2012 – Relay For Life of Boone County – Boone Central Schools Track, Albion; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/boonene
6/8/2012 – Relay For Life of Holt County – O’Neill High School Track, O’Neill; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/holtcone
6/9/2012 – Relay For Life of Douglas County – Elkhorn South High School, Elkhorn; 5 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/douglascone
6/9/2012 – Relay For Life of Otoe County – Nebraska City High School, Nebraska City; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/otoene
6/9/2012 – Relay For Life of York County – York County Fairgrounds, York; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/yorkcone
6/15/2012 – Relay For Life of Jefferson County – Fairbury City Park, Fairbury; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/jeffersoncone
6/15/2012 – Relay For Life of Washington County – Ft. Calhoun Schools, Ft. Calhoun; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/washingtonne
6/15/2012 – Relay For Life of Hall County – Grand Island Northwest High School, Grand Island; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/hallcone
6/22/2012 – Relay For Life of the Burt County Area – Oakland-Craig Schools Track, Oakland; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/burtne
6/22/2012 – Relay For Life of Furnas County – Beaver City Town Square, Beaver City; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/furnascone
6/23/2012 – Relay For Life of Cherry County – Valentine High School, Valentine; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/cherrycone
6/23/2012 – Relay For Life of Cass County – Plattsmouth High School, Plattsmouth; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/casscone
6/29/2012 – Relay For Life of Platte County – Lakeview High School, Columbus; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/plattecone
7/13/2012 – Relay For Life of Knox County – Creighton High School, Creighton; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/knoxcone
7/13/2012 – Relay For Life of Cuming County – West Point-Beemer High School; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/cumingne
7/20/2012 – Relay For Life of Lancaster County – Haymarket Park, Lincoln; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/lincolnhaymarketparkne
7/20/2012 – Relay For Life of Keith County – North Park, Ogallala; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/keithcone
7/27/2012 – Relay For Life of Dawson County – Cozad High School, Cozad; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/dawsoncone
7/27/2012 – Relay For Life of Thayer County – Deshler High School, Deshler; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/thayercone
7/28/2012 – Relay For Life of Fillmore County – Fillmore Central High School, 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/fillmorecone
8/3/2012 – Relay For Life of Kearney County – C.L. Jones Middle School, Minden; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/kearneycone
8/4/2012 – Relay For Life of Phelps County – Holdrege High School, Holdrege; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/phelpscone
8/4/2012 – Relay For Life of Lincoln County – Adams Middle School, North Platte; 6 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/lincolncone
8/10/2012 – Relay For Life of Harland County – Alma High School, Alma; 7 p.m. www.relayforlife.org/harlancone
Team ACS (Your personal fundraiser) – cancer.org/teamacs Having a dance-a-thon at your school? Biking in a race this fall? Garage Sale? Whatever the event, turn your effort into an opportunity to raise money for the fight against cancer!
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