About Kicks for a Cure

Raising money to fight cancer is the primary goal of Kicks for a Cure. Proceeds from Friday evening and Saturday go directly to the Liz’s Legacy Fund for local cancer research.

The Kicks for a Cure weekend, which is ‘kicked-off’ with a party on Friday evening, honors Liz Karnes and her love of soccer. Saturday’s soccer games (featuring local teams) offer an opportunity for families to cheer on the athletes and spread awareness for a great and important cause.

Funds from the weekend go directly to cancer research at UNMC’s Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and the Hereditary Cancer Center at Creighton University in Omaha. Heading into its 14th year, proceeds from past events total an impressive $3,200,000.

The Kickoff Party

Friday evening’s party offers the opportunity for everyone to generate excitement for Saturday’s activities and enjoy the company of others attending the event with the same goal – to Kick Cancer. Enjoy an evening of food stations, specialty cocktails, and conversation!


Friday, April 12, 2019

5:30 to 9 p.m.


Marriott Downtown • 222 N 10th Street • Omaha

Event Chairs

Kate and Brian Brownrigg

Kate and Dan Parker

Executive Director

Brenda Christensen

Honorary Chairs

Angie and Sean Quinn


Individual – $125 each

Under 35 – $75 each

Thank you for supporting our mission.

We couldn’t do it without your help and generous donations. 

Thank you for helping us raise over $450,000 in 2018

A huge Thank You to all Kicks for a Cure sponsors, volunteers, players, coaches and fans who made the 2018 event an overwhelming success. Your donations are making a difference in our community! Tami and Tom McNeil hosted the 2018 banquet on Friday, April 13th at the La Vista Embassy Suites. The event was attended by approximately 700 people who enjoyed a unique experience where attendees interacted with participating players in a family-oriented environment. The evening included the presentation of the Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Awards. The highlight of the evening was presenting the check by First National Bank. It was also announced that 2018 proceeds brought the 13-year total of the event to $3,200,000.  


Angie & Sean Quinn