One-of-a-Kind Golf Tournament to Benefit the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is inviting Omaha area golfers to dust off their clubs and find some 80s garb for the Passport to the Cure Golf Tournament on August 23rd at the Field Club of Omaha (3615 Woolworth Ave.).  A one-of-a-kind tournament that boasts this year’s theme of “Caddyshacking it Up” is sure to be the event of the year.  This year’s event includes a four-person scramble followed by a cocktail reception.

“We are extremely excited about this year’s format,” commented event co-chair Andrea Wells.  “There’s no better way to support the fight against cancer than to spend a day on the golf course followed by a fun-filled cocktail reception.  We have some great things planned that will make it an unforgettable experience for all attendees.”

One of the many features at this year’s golf tournament is a hole in one contest with a chance to win a two-year lease of a Mercedes E 350 Sedan from Mercedes of Omaha. During the cocktail reception we will host a lively silent and live auction while, DJ Chris Suit Jones entertains the crowd.

Put on your plaid pants and lace up your golfing shoes as the day begins with a shotgun start at noon followed by the cocktail reception at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $500 for a foursome or $125 per golfer and include green fees, cart, food, beverage and tickets to the cocktail party.  Individual tickets for the cocktail party that include food and beverages may be purchased for $35. Sponsorship opportunities are still available at various levels. All tickets and sponsorships may be purchased by going to

If you would like more information about the event or how to get involved please contact your American Cancer Society staff partner Holly Goodrich at 402-398-0764 or


ACS Announces Date for Passport to the Cure Young Professionals Gala

Young professionals around Omaha will have the opportunity to join in the fight against cancer during an entertaining evening at the American Cancer Society’s third-annual Passport to the Cure Gala Saturday, August 6 at the Scoular Ballroom (2027 Dodge Street) in Omaha.  The American Cancer Society Passport to the Cure offers guests a fun and festive way to support the Society’s programs and services, which make a difference every day in the lives of people touched by cancer.

Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat, red roses, and the dream for a cancer-free future is the inspiration for the 2011 Passport to the Cure Gala. Guests will be escaping for the evening to a world where fun and craziness reign supreme! Foods, beverages, auction items, entertainment and activities inspired by this magical world full of character and color enable guests to escape for an unforgettable evening out. Eleven million cancer survivors will celebrate a very merry unbirthday this year, proving that this Wonderland is not just a dream; it is possible thanks to the progress we are making together. Guests will not want to be late for this very important date and for this chance to make a difference!

Passport to the Cure begins at 6:00 p.m. and will feature an evening of live and silent auctions with amazing items to bid on.  Also included will be entertainment, food, beverages, midway games, a specialty tea pot auction and much more.

Tickets for the 2011 Passport to the Cure are $75 for individuals or a corporate table sponsorship including tickets for 10 guests for $1,250. Tickets are available on line at

For more information about Passport to the Cure or to find out how you can sponsor the event call 402-393-5801 or visit or You can also find out more information by visiting the Passport to the Cure page on Facebook.

‘Passport to the Cure’ Allows Cancer Patient to Fight Back, Find Hope

Lindsey1_Small.jpgOn 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 or  You can also find out more information by visiting the Passport to the Cure page on Facebook.