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Lung Association Kicks Off Training Program for Residents to Go from Couch to Corporate Cup

Lung Association partners with OrthoNebraska for 10k prep

(June 21, 2019) - OMAHA, Neb.

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
[email protected]

Today, the American Lung Association in Nebraska announced the continuation of the Corporate Cup Training Crew, an integrated training plan for the Fight For Air Corporate Cup, in partnership with OrthoNebraska.

This is the second year of the Corporate Cup Training Crew, which includes a training plan, running clinics, access to orthopaedic specialists and more. The program is designed to help novice runners train for a 10k run, but also to help competitive runners improve their stride.

“OrthoNebraska is the perfect partner for our Corporate Cup Training Crew because of their proven record as the region’s best orthopaedic hospital and largest orthopaedic practice,” said Julia McCarville, executive director of the Lung Association in Nebraska. “This year, we are excited to invite corporate teams to join the program, which can create a team bonding experience and improve the overall health of their employees.”

Corporate Cup participants who elect to fundraise $150 or more are eligible to register as a member of the Corporate Cup Training Crew. Each participant gets:

  • A personalized 10K training plan.
  • Receive weekly insights from the experts at OrthoNebraska. Topics will include injury prevention, proper stretching, nutrition, etc.
  • Opportunity to visit the monthly OrthoNebraska Scheels Clinics and talk with the Optimum Stride therapists.
  • Opportunity to communicate any questions or concerns via e-mail with the Optimum Stride team.
  • Opportunity to schedule a drop-in for quick Q&A with the therapists at OrthoNebraska.

“We are honored to once again partner with the Lung Association to help people train for this fantastic event,” said Kelly McCan,, Physical Therapy Manager with OrthoNebraska. “The Corporate Cup Training Crew provides runners with the support they need to start running or improve their time for Nebraska’s oldest and most well-known 10k. It’s a program for runners, designed by runners.”

The Fight For Air Corporate Cup, set for September 8, is a 10K and 2 Mile run/walk that benefits the Lung Association in Nebraska. Almost 90 percent of the proceeds of the event will help fund local support of education, research and advocacy in finding a cure for lung disease.

About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association 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:

About OrthoNebraska’s Optimum Stride program
Optimum Stride is a running program designed specifically with the runner’s needs in mind. Whether you have been running for years or just getting started, our team of professionals will provide an expert assessment and treatment of your running-related concerns. Physical therapists work in conjunction with your physicians to evaluate any deficiencies or biomechanical issues that may affect your running efficiency or risk of injury.

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