KICKS FOR A CURE: A BENEFIT FOR LIZ’S LEGACY CANCER FUND
2021 ANNUAL EVENT WEEKEND
The 15th annual event will be held the weekend of April 16, 2021. The weekend is kicked-off with a party on Friday evening at the Marriott Capitol District in downtown Omaha. On April 17-18 over 75 Youth teams will be participating in the Alliance Soccer Tournament. We also hope to continue the tradition of providing our supporters with the opportunity to watch soccer matchups with local high school and college teams. All events will raise funds for local cancer research!
Raising money to fight cancer is the primary goal of Kicks for a Cure. Proceeds from the events 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 the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and the Hereditary Cancer Center at Creighton University in Omaha. Heading into its 15th year, proceeds from past events total an impressive $3,400,000.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR MISSION.
WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND GENEROUS DONATIONS
The Kick-OFF Party
KFAC Bags & Beer
Cocktails for Kicks
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US RAISE OVER $450,000 IN 2019
A huge thank you to all Kicks for a Cure sponsors, volunteers, players, coaches and fans who made the 2019 event an overwhelming success. Your donations are making a difference in our community! Tami and Tom McNeil hosted the 2019 Kick-OFF Party on Friday, April 13th at the Marriott Downtown. 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 the was the presentation of the Inspiration Award to Dr. Henry Lynch and Dr. Kenneth Cowan. It was also announced that 2019 proceeds brought the 14-year total of the event to $3,400,000.
2020 HONORARY CHAIRS
SANDY & PAUL EPSTEIN
This year’s Honorary Chairs are longtime supporters of Kicks for a Cure and are involved, committed leaders in the Omaha community!
In 2006, Sandy chaired the first Kicks for a Cure event to honor her friendship with Liz Karnes. Since then, the Epsteins have been involved and generous in raising money and awareness for Kicks for a Cure.
Paul was owner and president of Nebraska Wine and Spirits before retiring and has been very generous to nearly every non-profit in the city! He is past president of temple Israel and CED and he and Sandy have served as the Jewish Federation Campaign Chairs. Paul has served on the Jewish Federation Foundation Board and with YPO and Meals on Wheels.
Sandy’s involvements are too numerous to list with leadership positions with Omaha Childrens’ Museum, Make-A-Wish, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, Aksarben Womens’ Ball Committee and Remembering the Fallen. She has worked with Treat the Troops; the Rainbow House, YPO, Meals on Wheels and Childrens’ Hospital & Medical Center.
Sandy and Paul are thrilled to serve as Honorary Chairs while their daughter and son-in-law Carrie and Brandon Tauber serve as the 2020 Event Chairs!