(Left to right) Ken Cowan, MD, PhD, Sammie Maclean and Sammie's mom, Cathy Wiser.

(Left to right) Ken Cowan, MD, PhD, Sammie Maclean and Sammie’s mom, Cathy Wiser. Sammie donated funds to the Healing Arts Program.

Sammie Maclean had already been touched by cancer twice during her life. The 13-year-old from Underwood, Iowa had a grandfather whose brother had throat cancer and a close family friend recently died from head and neck cancer. Sammie decided that instead of receiving gifts from friends on her birthday, she would ask for donations instead. Sammie then presented those donations totaling $150 for support of the Healing Arts Program, in the form of a check to Ken Cowan, M.D., Ph.D, director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

 

Another wonderful set of donations from Lungs4Life Foundation who 1. partnered with Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping in Omaha to raise $370 and who 2. hosted a Ballroom Benefit and raised $2,700 for lung cancer research. Our thanks to Tim and Leah Bochnicek for organizing the events. Leah (a non-smoker) was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in December 2013. She’s dependent on research to help manage her disease and hopefully find a cure.

Ballroom Benefit raised funds for lung cancer research.

Ballroom Benefit raised funds for lung cancer research.

Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping class supporting lung cancer research.

Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping class supporting lung cancer research.

Teaming up to find a cure! Bare Body Shop held a special promotion for its clients and raised $1,550 for breast cancer research. But, wait – it gets even better! The Cancer Fund matched that contribution for a grand total of $3,100.

Funds raised for breast cancer research.

Funds raised for breast cancer research.

 

 

 

 

 

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus held a philanthropy event called Guitar Workshop for Breast Cancer. They raised $180 for breast cancer research. What a wonderful way to share their love of music while helping breast cancer patients.

The UNO Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity  Guitar Workshop raised funds for breast cancer research.

The UNO Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity Guitar Workshop raised funds for breast cancer research.