Mark Your Calendars for MAYF’s Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer
The Metro Area Youth Foundation, Inc. (MAYF) will host their 12th annual “Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer” (www.SummerBashforCCC.org) on Saturday, August 25 at Embassy Suites La Vista. The theme this year will be “Evening in Paris” and the event will feature a program, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a dessert auction.
Summer Bash, sponsored by the Omaha Metro Area Optimist Clubs, is a local fundraising effort that benefits kids with cancer and their families, the Pediatric Oncology Units at The Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, and finally, Camp Quality Heartland and Camp CoHoLo, two area camps for kids with cancer.
In the first 11 years, the Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer raised over half a million dollars for individuals and families fighting cancer in the Omaha area. In 2018, MAYF hopes to achieve even greater success with the help of organizations in the community. It’s this type of generosity that has helped over 100 families in 2017 pay for car repairs, rent, utility bills, purchase medicines, food and gas in order to make the trips to the hospital for treatment.