An Evening of HOPE!, a fundraiser for From Healing to Hope, will be held Thursday evening, June 30th, at 6:00 pm.  The event will be held at the Atrium at Nebraska Crossing on 1-80 Exit 432 in Gretna.  The event, which costs only $10 to attend, will include a wine bar, hors d’ oeuvres, fashion show, prizes and silent auction.

From Healing to Hope is the team name of husband and wife Carri and Edwin Lyons, who will bike over 1,000 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah to Omaha, Nebraska as a combination fundraiser for the adoption of an infant from Ethiopia and for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation for cancer research.  After delivering a stillborn baby, Carri found out she had endometrial cancer and had to undergo a full radical hysterectomy, leaving her unable to have children.  With the love, support and assistance of the community, Carri and Edwin can begin the process of an Ethiopian adoption.  They invite you to attend the fundraiser on June 30th or visit their website at for more information on their story.