KICKS FOR A CURE: A BENEFIT FOR LIZ’S LEGACY CANCER FUND

KICKS FOR A CURE EVENTS

Save the date for the 16th Annual Event!
April 22-23, 2022

Become a sponsor for the 2022 Annual Event!

On October 25, 2020 we had to say goodbye to our co-founder and friend Dave Karnes. We are heartbroken for Dave’s wife Kris, and daughters, Korey, Kalen, Kara, Laurel, Katharine, and Alexandra.  We mourn with them, but are thankful that they are all a part of our lives because of Kicks for a Cure.

It is cliché, yet true, that Dave would want us to continue this fight.  He spent countless hours making KFAC what it is today.  Our 2021 sponsorship letter was composed as Dave waged his battle.  True to form, Dave wanted to sign these letters even while battling cancer, but he could not.  We can, and must, move ahead without him here.  And we ask for your support.

We are grateful to have partnered with Dave over the years on our crazy idea in 2004 to use the recently opened Morrison Stadium for a soccer fundraiser for cancer research and awareness.  It is because of our introduction to Dave, who had recently lost his wife Liz to cancer, that we were able to get traction and go on to raise our first $100,000 in April of 2006.  Without Dave, there simply would be no Kicks for a Cure. 

We miss Dave, and we know you do as well.  His wonderful spirit will live on in the family and friends he leaves behind.

Gratefully,

Amy and Steve Lindsay

Kicks for a Cure Co-Founders

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Kick-OFF Party

KFAC Bags & Beer

Cocktails for Kicks

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING KFAC THROUGH THE YEARS

A huge thank you to all Kicks for a Cure sponsors, volunteers, players, coaches and fans who have made Kicks for a Cure and our annual event successful throughout the years. Your donations are making a difference in our community! Although we were not able to gather for or hold the annual event in 2020, our supporters still pulled through to raise over $400,000. New challenges will come in 2021 as we host our first, and hopefully last, virtual auction and event. Due to the current health crisis of COVID-19, there has been a delay in cancer diagnoses so your support is more important than ever to help find a cure and KICK CANCER. Total proceeds brought in through the 15-year total of the event to $3,400,000.  

2022 HONORARY CHAIRS

ANNIE & KEN BIRD