Today, the American Lung Association in Nebraska announced the that Omaha Corporate Cup, initially set for the September 13, is now scheduled for April 18, 2021.
“As the country’s trusted champion of lung health, the American Lung Association puts the health of our community first,” said Julia McCarville, executive director of the Lung Association. “We have continued to monitor CDC and health department recommendations related to COVID-19. In consideration of that guidance, the Annual Corporate Cup is being rescheduled to April 2021. This milestone will mark a new tradition – moving forward, the Corporate Cup will be hosted annually in the spring.”
The April 2021 event will mark the 40th running of the Lung Association’s Corporate Cup, which is one of Omaha’s longest “running” traditions. The event will feature its iconic 10K run and 100-yard Kids Run, as well as introduce new options for participants. The event will now feature a 5K timed run, a 5K untimed walk, and a one-mile walk.
Money raised at the Omaha Corporate Cup will fund education, advocacy and research in the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung disease. It will also support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
In its 40 years, more than 250,000 participants and 400 companies have raised millions of dollars through the Corporate Cup. The event has raised more than $1.5 Million in the last five years alone.
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.