When Molly Lambert of Omaha was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) at age 6, she was too young to understand the scope of what was happening and how drastically her life would change over the course of the next seven months. However, she knew from a young age that she had to do something to make a difference for every child fighting cancer.
“My family and I were involved in CureSearch’s first walk for childhood cancer in Omaha and we have been a part of every walk since then. After we saw firsthand the effects of childhood cancer, we made it our goal to do everything in our power to make a difference and fight for cures for childhood cancer,” Molly explained.
After her diagnosis, Molly would undergo five rounds of chemotherapy treatment over the next seven months. She experienced nausea, mouth sores and the discomfort of losing all of her hair. Despite being very sick, she remembers all the close friends she made with the hospital staff and other patients and the positive attitude she kept throughout her cancer journey. It is during this time at the hospital that Molly first heard about CureSearch and the Superheroes Unite! Walks.
“CureSearch gave us the perfect opportunity to make a difference in the fight to end childhood cancer. My family and a group of people from my community called Molly’s Miracle Makers raise money through a big fundraiser every year to donate to CureSearch.”
The 2018 Superheroes Unite! Omaha event takes place Saturday, June 2 at Village Point with registration starting at 7:45 a.m. Superheroes Unite! is a family friendly superhero-themed event that unites a community around the children who are battling cancer and those who have lost their lives to the disease. The event raises critical funds for childhood cancer research and includes a 1-mile walk and family-fun activities such as face painting, food, music, medal ceremony and more. Register or learn more at curesearchsuperheroes.org.
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