Today, over 2,000 participants raised nearly $280,000 in the American Lung Association in Nebraska’s 41st Annual Corporate Cup at Aksarben Village to support the organization’s mission to end lung disease.
“We thank all of our participants, volunteers, partners and spectators for coming out to support a great cause,” said Julia McCarville, executive director of the Lung Association. “We are proud that funds raised from the Corporate Cup goes directly to programs and services here in Nebraska, including lifesaving research, local programs and advocacy.”
Participants ran through some of the most scenic parts of Omaha in the event’s professionally timed 10K or 5K. Runners also had an opportunity to participate in the untimed 5K, 1 Mile or kids’ run.
The 41st Annual Corporate Cup supported the 263,000 Nebraskans living with lung disease. The Lung Association looks forward to next year’s Corporate Cup event and continuing its commitment to improving lung health and preventing 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 education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.