Unique Young Professionals Event to Hit Omaha Aug. 7

 PassportLogo.jpgThe American Cancer Society is announcing the addition of a new social event that will target young professionals in Omaha called Passport to the Cure.  This event will be a new and exciting way to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving research, education, advocacy and patient services.  Passport to the Cure will be held on Friday, August 7 at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha.


Passport to the Cure begins at 7:00 p.m. and will feature more interactive events than a typical fundraising event.  Blue Sushi and Espana will be preparing food on-site while tarot card readers, magicians, a DJ, dancing and live and silent auctions will be part of the evening’s entertainment.  The event’s theme, “A Night in Miami”, will change each year offering new atmosphere and a new city theme with each year. 


“I’m very excited to be a part of Passport to the Cure, especially since it’s the first year of the event,” commented Andrea Wells, co-chair of the 2009 event.  “It has been so fulfilling to watch our committee grow and the event take shape.  The American Cancer Society is a wonderful organization that touches more lives and offers many more services than most people realize.  Our goal is not only to raise money for the American Cancer Society, but to also raise awareness about those services and how they can be a benefit to cancer patients and their families.


Tickets for the 2009 Passport to the Cure are $100 for individuals, a pair for $175 or a group of 10 for $900. Tickets are available on line only at www.PassportToTheCureOmaha.org.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  Anyone wishing to receive more information on how to become a sponsor can log on to the web site or e-mail event chair Andrea Wells at andrea@nebraskaradiology.com.


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.