On Saturday, August 7 guests of the second-annual Passport to the Cure will be able to take their taste buds on a journey to Europe, and may not return! This entertaining fundraiser for the American Cancer Society allows guests to take a night off and experience an enjoyable evening that is both pleasurable and rewarding. Lindsey Fonda’s connection to Passport is a touching story that describes exactly why this event is important.
When Lindsey found out that she had small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix, she said that her “chest felt empty and I was surrounded by that same overwhelming loud silence that happens after someone you love dies.” The then 24 year old underwent six rounds of chemo, full radical hysterectomy and six weeks of radiation. Lindsey remembers that she “literally went from partying and planning my next weekend to wig shopping and menopause – in a matter of weeks.”
Five years prior to her diagnosis, Lindsay lost her Grandpa to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. “Within a couple of days of being diagnosed I had a dream where my Grandpa gave me a hug and told me that I would understand the meaning of all this someday.” After this revelation Lindsey decided to get involved with the American Cancer Society and is making an effort to try to understand her purpose in surviving cancer.
Although many people who attend Passport to the Cure are/have been cancer patients, there are many guests as well who are lucky enough to have no direct connection to the disease. Passport will take place at the Keneko Art Gallery (1111 Jones) in downtown Omaha. Tickets are $75 for individuals, a pair for $125 or a corporate table sponsorship including tickets for 10 for $1,250. Lindsey will be serving as a co-chair for next year’s event and is excited to present some extraordinary live auction packages at this year’s event such as a trip for two to Chicago including tickets to a Cubs’ game and ten Husker Champions Club tickets and poker night with former Husker athletes. Local band Conspiracy Theory will be providing live music for guests throughout the evening as well.
Lindsey is very excited to be volunteering for the American Cancer Society through Passport to the Cure. “ACS carries a positive note, a helping hand, and people that are passionate to battles of friend and stranger alike.”
For more information about Passport to the Cure or to find out how you can sponsor the event call 402-393-5801 or visit www.PassportToTheCureOmaha.org or www.cancer.org. You can also find out more information by visiting the Passport to the Cure page on Facebook.