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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved from colon cancer through education, early detection, and prevention.

To provide excellent and compassionate grief support services, education, and professional training so that no one has to grieve alone.

Featured Event:

Featured Event:

Featured Event:


Boxer 500 – A SHORT Run to FIGHT Colon Cancer

20th Annual Remembrance Walk

Date: March 24, 2018

Date: August 19, 2018

Date: August 18, 2018

Event Description/Theme: artVenture is a unique celebration of creative expression! Girl Scouts are matched with professional artists to work in a variety of mediums and the original art they create, as well as professional works, are sold at this silent auction event. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts in Nebraska. This is an adult-only event.

Event Description/Theme: The Boxer 500, hosted in conjunction with the Omaha Running Club, is a 5K run/walk, 1M walk and kids’ event. Participants are encouraged to draw attention to their bottoms and colorectal cancer by participating in their boxer underwear. Form a team and wear matching boxers! Participants run for fun or for competition, the 5K certified route is the Road Runners Club of America 5K State Championship.

Event Description/Theme: Members of the entire community are invited to take part as individuals or as part of a team to honor a loved one and to create special new memories. This annual event celebrates the importance of community support in the wake of grief. No one should have to walk their grief journey alone, and it takes all of us – friends, families, co-workers, and neighbors – to step up and offer support. 5K walk and family festival.

Location: Werner Park 12356 Ballpark Way • Papillion, NE

Location: Miller’s Landing

Location: UNO’s Mammel Hall Times: • 6pm – Patron Party • 7pm – Main Auction

Times: Morning (exact time TBD*) Time: 8am Ticket Pricing: TBD

Honorary Chair: Wende Kotouc Honorary Chairmen: Dr. Alan Thorson

Attire: Casual/Sporty

Event Chairs: Kate Betsworth Ticket Pricing: • Patron Party – $125 • Main Auction – $40 Attire: Business/Cocktail

Event Co-Directors: Kelli Sweet and Mandy Kennedy

Event Contact: Karen Galvin •

Ticket Pricing: • $15 for kids • $25 for adults • FREE to Colon Cancer Survivors

Other Fundraising Events: • Comfort Food Classic – October 2017 • Grief Awareness Conference – November 2017

Silent Auction: Yes Attire: Running Attire Event Contact: Wendy Hamilton • (402) 779-8230 Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska 2121 S 44th St. • Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 779-8230 Email:

Event Contact: Kelli Sweet and Mandy Kenney Other Fundraising Events: • Rhonda’s Burpee Challenge – April 22, 2018 • Rollin’ to Colon – June 17, 2018

Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force Kelli Sweet, Director of Communications P.O. Box 3434 • Omaha, NE 68103 Email:




Grief’s Journey 7811 Farnam Dr. • Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 502-2273 Email:


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