The American Lung Association in Nebraska is happy to announce the 42nd Annual Corporate Cup will be powered by Green Plains Inc. This is Omaha’s premier running and corporate engagement event, and nearly 3,000 athletes of all running levels are expected to lace up their shoes and participate on Sunday April 16.
This running tradition will once again be held at Aksarben Village and runners will travel through some of Omaha’s most scenic neighborhoods as part of timed 10K, or 5K runs. They can also participate in untimed 5K, 1 Mile or kids’ runs, or a virtual “cup to-go” option for those unable to attend in-person.
“We are excited to be the presenting sponsor of the Corporate Cup again this year,” said Todd Becker, Green Plains President and CEO. “Our emphasis on cleaner-burning fuels and sustainable processes resulting in better air quality aligns well with the American Lung Association’s mission. The Corporate Cup is an impactful event and Team Green Plains looks forward to participating each year.”
This is the 6th consecutive year Green Plains has invested in the Nebraska tradition and the fight for clean air and healthy lungs. The Omaha-based company produces cleaner-burning fuels and is undergoing a full transformation to produce a suite of sustainable ingredients for feed, fuel and bioprocessing. Green Plains has invested more than $150,000 with the Lung Association over the past few years to help reduce air pollution, and support advocacy efforts and educational programs.
“Nearly 200,000 Nebraskans live with lung disease, including 21,900 kids with asthma and Green Plains understands this and wants to help make the air we all breathe cleaner,” said Julia McCarville, Executive Director of the Lung Association. “With the support of partners like Green Plains, the Corporate Cup helps us fund lifesaving research for better treatments and cures.”
Nearly 90 percent of the proceeds from the Corporate Cup will help fund support of local education, research and advocacy in finding a cure for lung disease. For more information, and to register, visit OmahaCorporateCup.org
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 Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.