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 www.PassportToTheCureOmaha.org

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.

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‘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 www.PassportToTheCureOmaha.org or www.cancer.org.  You can also find out more information by visiting the Passport to the Cure page on Facebook. 

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.