ROCK TO RAISE – This annual event was the grassroots effort that helped advance the John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation. It featured live music, a silent auction, raffles, photo booth, and stories of our scholarship winners with an update of our foundation's mission. Rock to Raise was a chance for friends, family, and supporters to gather and make an impact in the lives of children who have lost a parent to lung cancer. The event was typically held in November during Lung Cancer Awareness month.
LUNG CANCER VIGIL – The John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation hosted two lung cancer vigils in Omaha. The National "Shine a Light" vigil started by Lung Cancer Alliance was held in 2012 and 2013 at the Cancer Survivors Park in Omaha. We honored those impacted by lung cancer...the survivors, those battling the disease, those who lost their lives, and the caregivers. Entertainment was provided by the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Choir. We featured oncologists as our guest speakers. We raised awareness of lung cancer and were featured on local new stations.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD DINNER – In April 2011, a scholarship dinner was held at the German American Society in Omaha. The evening included the presentation of our scholarships, inspirational music, motivational speakers, and a silent auction. Two of the 2011 scholarship recipients lived in Nebraska and were honored at the dinner that evening.