Events 

ROCK TO RAISE – This annual event is our grassroots effort that advanced the John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation.  It features live music provided by the popular Omaha band The Personics, silent auction items, stories of our scholarship winners and an update of our foundation's mission and goals. Rock to Raise is a chance for friends, family, and supporters to gather in John’s memory and make an impact in the lives of children who have lost a parent to lung cancer.  

LUNG CANCER VIGIL – The John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation is hosting its second annual lung cancer vigil in Omaha this year. The National "Shine a Light" vigil started by the Lung Cancer Alliance will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2013. It is an hour long program from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Cancer Survivors Park on 105th & Pacific Street. We will honor those impacted by lung cancer....the survivors, those battling the disease, those who have lost their lives, and the caregivers. We welcome you to join us at our inaugural event and help show support for lung cancer awareness. 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD DINNER – On April 16th 2011, the first scholarship dinner was held at the German American Society in Omaha, Nebraska. The evening included the presentation of our scholarship(s), inspirational music, motivational speakers, and a silent auction.  The entertainment and speakers included, Jason Peter, Dr. Robert Langdon, Emcee Mr. John Knicely and St. Benedict the Moor church choir.