EVENTS

THE ANNUAL KICKS FOR A CURE WEEKEND

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Kicks for a Cure Weekend, April 16-18, 2021!

The Kicks for a Cure weekend, which is kicked-OFF with a party on Friday evening, honors Liz Karnes and her love of soccer. Traditionally 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. This year we are also proud to partner with the Alliance Soccer Tournament where over 75 youth teams will compete.

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 16th year, proceeds from past events total an impressive $3,400,000.

2021 KICK-OFF 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!

WHEN:

Friday April 16, 2021

6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE:

Marriott Capitol District Downtown

222 N 10th Street

Omaha, Nebraska

RESERVATIONS:

Individual – $125

Table of 10 – $1250

EVENT CHAIRS:

Sarah McGowan

Denise Hazelrigg

HONORARY CHAIRS:

Greg and Karen VanDyke

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Brenda Christensen

2021 SOCCER EXHIBITION DAY

Traditionally Saturday’s soccer games will all be held at University of Nebraska Omaha’s Caniglia Field. The exhibition games are open to the public!

GAME SCHEDULE – TBD

2020 Inspiration Award Winner

Steve and Barb Durham

“We are really involved [in Kicks for a Cure] because of Liz and Dave and our lifelong friendship with the Karnes. A few years ago I didn’t have any idea what oncology was. Having experienced what I have been through and especially what Liz had to endure has made me extremely passionate about finding a cure.” – Steve Durham

Steve Durham, an Omaha native, and his wife, Barb, currently resides in Clear Lake, TX. They have two sons, one daughter, and six grand children. Steve is a cancer survivor. 

The Inspiration Award is presented to an individual, family or group that has contributed significantly to the success of the KFAC event and its efforts to increase cancer awareness locally and statewide.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS WEEKEND A POSSIBILITY. WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO HAVE SUCH OUTSTANDING PARTNERS IN THE OMAHA COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT KICKS FOR A CURE!

GALLERY

OTHER EVENTS

KICKS FOR A CURE BAGS AND BEER

Fall 2019 Bags and Beers Tournament at Pint Nine Brewery

WHAT:

Our 2020 Annual Bags Tournament will be held in a virtual format by registering “teams” in the form of a donation

WHEN:

September 14-28 Team Registration

September 27 KFAC Bags Day “Sunday Funday”

WHERE:

From the comfort of your own home!

OTHER INFORMATION:

Send your 2020 KFAC Bags Day “Sunday Funday” photos to kicksforacur04@gmail.com

COCKTAILS FOR KICKS

Come learn more about Kicks for a Cure and the over $3.4 million raised to support local cancer research. Kicks is a charitable program that supports cancer research, education, and patient care in the Omaha Area.

WHEN:

TBD

WHERE:

Morrison Stadium

 

SPECIAL GUEST:

TBD