Corporate Cup Raises nearly $330k to Fight Lung Disease in Nebraska
(September 26, 2017) -
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On Sunday, September 10, more than 5,000 people stood up to fight lung disease at the 37th Annual Omaha Corporate Cup powered by Green Plains, Inc. The American Lung Association event raised approximately $330,000, which provides support, education, research and advocacy for the 125,000 Nebraskans who suffer from lung disease.
“This year’s event was a testament to the incredible ability of the Omaha community to come together for a great cause,” said Julia McCarville, executive director of the Lung Association in Nebraska. “We had thousands of runners and walkers who came out to fight lung disease, local companies who rallied employees and funds, and amazing volunteers who gave their Sunday to help our community.”
The 10K and 2 Mile run/walk is the Lung Association in Nebraska’s signature fundraising event and is one of the largest corporate road races in the United States. Green Plains, Inc., the presenting sponsor of the 37th Annual Omaha Corporate Cup, had one of the largest teams with more than 100 employees running and walking the race. Select Specialty Hospital was the top fundraising team, raising a total of $3,456 to date.
In total, the 37th Annual Omaha Corporate Cup resulted in:
• 5,000 runners and walkers
• 135 teams
• Approximately $330,000 raised
To further lung disease support and education, the Lung Association will host a LUNG FORCE Expo on October 24 in Omaha. The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD and asthma. Register online at LUNGFORCE.com/Expo.
About the American Lung Association in Nebraska
The American Lung Association in Nebraska is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
About Green Plains
Green Plains Inc., headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is one of world’s largest producers of ethanol. The Fortune 1000 company has 17 ethanol production facilities in nine states where they purchase approximately 14 million tons of corn annually to be used in the ethanol production process. Green Plains also has operations related to grain handling and storage, agribusiness, commodity marketing and distribution services, and food ingredients. Nebraska is home to five of Green Plains’ ethanol facilities (Atkinson, Central City, Ord, Wood River and York), making them the largest producer in the state. Green Plains is excited that drivers in Nebraska and across the country have access to clean, renewable fuel that is produced right here at home. More ethanol means we can reduce tailpipe and greenhouse gas emissions while improving air quality. For more information about Green Plains, visit www.gpreinc.com.