Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation Raises Over $25K for Childhood Cancer Research
Over 350 people showed their support for childhood cancer research on Sunday, September 10 at the Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation’s (www.sammyssuperheroes.org) 2nd annual Glow Gold Rally. The event, held at Village Pointe Toyota in Omaha, raised over $25,000. It was a family-fun day filled with carnival-style games, a bounce house, face painting and a virtual reality experience. Wine donated by Pitch Pizzeria and craft brew from Folsom House Brewery was served to those in attendance.
Alexa Lewis addressed the crowd with her story of her son who lost his battle to cancer at 17 months. The West Dodge Station elementary choir sang the song “Clouds” which was written by childhood cancer survivor, Zach Sobeich. The song was accompanied by a balloon release for all kids that battle or lost their fight against cancer. The event ended with a one-mile honor walk which featured signs along the route that honored children who have had childhood cancer. KMTV’s Morning Blend host Kelly Nyberg led the walk, as well as emceed the event.
Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to raise money for all types of childhood cancer research. Research for childhood cancer is severely underfunded receiving only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget and nearly nothing from big pharmaceutical companies. In 2017, Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation pledged $400,000 to the Comer Children’s Pediatric Cancer Data Commons project which helps standardize and share research information among doctors around the world. For more information, contact Jeremy Stanislav, Executive Director, at (402) 560-1578 / firstname.lastname@example.org.