A huge Thank You to all Kicks for a Cure sponsors, volunteers, players, coaches and fans
who made the 2015 event an overwhelming success. Your donations are making a
difference in our community!
|The tenth annual Kicks for a Cure soccer exhibition, a benefit for the Liz's Legacy Cancer Fund, was held April
Creighton hosted the 2015 banquet on Friday, April 17 at the LaVista Embassy Suites Hotel. The event was attended by approximately 550 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 presenting the check by
First National Bank. It was also announced that 2015 proceeds brought the 10-year total of the event to $2,099,199.
Since its inception in the spring of 2006, Kicks for a Cure has raised over $1.7 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 Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and the Hereditary Cancer Center at Creighton University.
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.