Kickball Tournament supporting Kicks for a Cure. Click here for more information. Print team registration form here
A huge Thank You to all Kicks for a Cure sponsors, volunteers, players, coaches and fans
who made this year's event an overwhelming success. Your donations are making a
difference in our community!
Creighton hosted this year’s banquet on Friday evening held at the Double Tree Hotel.
The event was attended by approximately 500 people who enjoyed a unique experience where attendees interacted with
participating players in a family-oriented environment. The evening included the presentation of the Liz Karnes Memorial
Scholarship Award. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of this year’s check for $230,000 by presenting partner
First National Bank. It was also announced that 2012 proceeds brought the 7-year total of the event to $1,147,000.
2012 and 2013 General Chairs - John and Amy
Deardorff, Cindy and Brian Leiferman
|The seventh annual Kicks for a Cure soccer exhibition, a benefit for the Liz's Legacy Cancer Fund, was held April 20-21, 2012.
Also for the sixth time, a new record was established, raising over $230,000 for local cancer research efforts. Proceeds benefit Creighton
University’s Hereditary Cancer Center and the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center.
Since its inception in the spring of 2006, Kicks for a Cure has raised over $1.1 million. Your
support of Kicks for a Cure and of Liz's Legacy is an investment in the quest to find more
effective ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer – it is an investment in our people and
All of the proceeds of this event benefit Liz’s Legacy, the fund started by the Karnes family
in memory of their wife and mother, the late Dr. Liz Karnes. The funds are being directed toward
research projects at both the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center and the Hereditary Cancer Center at Creighton University.
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KFAC is an annual spring soccer weekend hosted at Creighton University.
The primary purpose of the weekend is to raise awareness for women’s cancer
education and prevention. This is also an opportunity to generate a broader
interest in women’s collegiate athletics, and to showcase Omaha as a compassionate,
vibrant community where health care, education, commerce and recreation intertwine.
Former U.S. Senator David Karnes and daughters Korey, Kalen, Kara and
Laurel serve as honorary chairs.