On Saturday, June 14 thousands of Walkers gathered to celebrate the 9th Omaha CureSearch Walk. Fifty teams worked together to raise more than $188,000 to help fund critical children’s cancer research.
The Omaha CureSearch Walk, the inaugural CureSearch Walk, has raised more than 1.3 million dollars during its nine years. What started in Omaha has grown into a national event with more than 50 Walks across the country.
Chris Chapman from the morning show on channel 104.5 and Amanda Solerto, Miss Nebraska USA, were welcomed by CureSearch Community Development Manager Eric Robinson and spoke to the crowd about the importance of continued funding of children’s cancer research.
The Walk recognized all those children currently facing cancer treatment, and those who are survivors through a medal ceremony where they were name CureSearch Champions. Children who lost their battle were also recognized through a balloon ceremony. Children of all ages enjoyed a day of activities.
The Walk committee and Omaha community are already looking forward to next year’s event and continuing to celebrate their heroes in treatment while raising important funds for children’s cancer research.