UNMC, Nebraska Medicine sponsor community events

August 13, 2019

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UNMC and Nebraska Medicine provide charitable support to help further the missions of many nonprofit organizations serving Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Pottawattamie counties and Grand Island. Many support lifesaving research or help patients get the support and services they need when they are not at the medical center.

The following organizations provide valuable support for our patients. The med center's presence at these events helps demonstrate our commitment to these communities. Please consider participating in a campus team, staffing an informational booth or even volunteering to lead a campus team for one of these corporately sponsored events.

Representing UNMC/Nebraska Medicine at community events is a good way to further iTEACH values, professional development and provide a better understanding of the communities we serve. Click on the links and look for the "Nebraska Medicine/UNMC" name to participate in an already established corporately endorsed event.

To ensure alignment with UNMC strategic priorities, policies and procedures, to eliminate duplication of internal resources and to ensure all UNMC brand standards are met, all corporate sponsorship requests should be made by Bill O'Neill, director of public relations.

Upcoming fall events include:
Organization: JDRF
Event Name: One Walk
Date: Saturday, Aug. 24, TD Ameritrade Ballpark
JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Organization: Huntington's Disease Society of America
Event Name: Team Hope Walk
Date: Sunday, Aug. 25, Lake Zorinsky Park
Walk with us as we support the mission of HDSA to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington's disease.

Organization: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Event Name: Out of the Darkness Walk
Date: Sunday, Sept. 8, Lewis & Clark Landing
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.

Organization: American Lung Association
Event Name: Corporate Cup
Date: Sunday, Sept. 8, Aksarben Village
By joining the Fight for Air Corporate Cup, you are helping to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease.

Organization: The Brain Aneurysm Foundation
Event Name: A SHARP Race
Date: Sunday, Sept. 15, Werner Park
Join us for a 5K timed run/one-mile walk/fun run to support research and provide education on brain aneurysm awareness in Omaha and surrounding areas. Enjoy family friendly activities, raffles and a silent auction.

Organization: Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
Event Name: Nebraska Walk for PKD
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, Walnut Creek Recreation Area
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease that often affects entire families for generations. PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases, and those affected by it are in urgent need of treatments and a cure.

Organization: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Name: Light the Night Walk
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, Aksarben Village
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere.

Organization: Parkinson's Nebraska
Event Name: Walk & Run
Date: Sunday, Sept. 29, Elmwood Park
The Walk & Run the Park for Parkinson's has something for everyone-the professionally timed "Shake-a-Leg" 5K race for runners, a half-mile loop for walkers, a park with plenty of space for the kids to run around, entertainment, and a resource expo full of vendors who provide Parkinson's programs and services in the community.

Organization: Susan G. Komen
Event Name: More than Pink Walk
Date: Sunday, Oct. 6, Baxter Arena
All funds raised support Nebraska and South Dakota education, screening, and diagnostic programs and global research efforts to help find the cure for breast cancer.


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