Lincoln Stars “Jerseys Off Our Backs Night” Raises $30,000 for the American Cancer Society

Starz 3 Small.jpg            The Lincoln Stars hockey team and the American Cancer Society teamed up for the annual “Jerseys Off Our Backs Night” at the Ice Box following the Stars’ 2-0 victory over Team USA Under 17 Saturday night.  The live jersey auction featured 25 one-of-a-kind, autographed and game-worn jerseys raising over $30,000 for the American Cancer Society’s mission to help people stay well, to help people get well, to find cures and to fight back against cancer.

“Saturday night’s auction was a testament to how dedicated Stars’ fans are towards their hockey team as well as to a great cause,” commented Mike Lefler, Director of Communications for the American Cancer Society.  “The Lincoln Stars organization has shown a dedication to helping support the mission of the American Cancer Society and Stars’ supporters proved that they share that dedication by bidding on these jerseys.”

Starz 6 Small.jpgThe Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are currently in their 14
th season in Lincoln, Neb.  The past 13 seasons have included two Clark Cup championships, awarded to the USHL playoff champion, and three Anderson Cup championships, presented to the team with the most points at the end of the regular season.  For information, visit their web site at

For more information or to take part in any of the American Cancer Society/Lincoln Stars events, call the American Cancer Society at 402-423-4893 or the Lincoln Stars at 402-474-7827.


Daffodil Days® Hits Nebraska

Daffodils_Web.jpgFor more than 35 years, the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days® program has been making a difference in the fight against cancer and providing hope for those facing the disease. Although Daffodil Days involves offering daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions, it is about more than just giving beautiful flowers; it is an opportunity to share hope for a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life.
This year’s Daffodil Days is coming to Nebraska this February. The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers- anyone from school children to corporate CEOs – to assist in taking requests for, packing and delivering daffodils during February and March at work, in neighborhoods, in schools, and around town. To help make a difference in the fight against cancer through Daffodil Days, contact your local American Cancer Society office (see phone numbers below).
“I encourage everyone to help paint our community yellow with daffodils this spring to represent our commitment to preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from the disease,” said Ronda Bruns, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society. “We all have the power to make a difference for those facing cancer and their families. By giving daffodils, we are actually sharing the hope of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”
Most areas have until mid-February to place requests for daffodils (contact local office for specific order deadlines). For a donation of $10, supporters will receive a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils and, more importantly, the knowledge that they are helping fight cancer. The flowers will arrive the second week of March.
Dollars raised through Daffodil Days provide the Society with much-needed dollars to save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
For more information about Daffodil Days, to place an order or to get involved with the program, contact your nearest American Cancer Society office:
Omaha – 402-393-5801
Lincoln – 402-423-4893
Kearney – 308-2371631