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(Neb.) - Nebraska’s 3rd Annual Lymphomathon to be held April 28, proceeds to fund research, patient education

By: John Thayer Posted at: 04/21/2012 07:08 AM
Nebraska’s 3rd Lymphomathon 5K walk will be held Saturday, April 28, at Mahoney State Park.

The event, which is hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation, will begin at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m. at the park pavilion. Mahoney State Park is located just off of I-80 at exit 426, between Omaha and Lincoln.

The Lymphomathon is a fun-filled, non-competitive event that offers individuals and teams an opportunity to walk in honor of those whose lives have been touched by lymphoma.

Proceeds from the walk will benefit Nebraskans through free patient services and research grants.

At least one Nebraskan is diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes, every day. Nebraska has the 16th highest death rate in the country. About 450 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are diagnosed in Nebraskans each year.

You can start a team, join a team, sign up as an individual or make a donation, by going to: http://www.lymphomathon.org/Nebraska2012. For more information, contact Joyce Clark, planning team chair, (402) 331-0763, jandjclark@cox.net or nebraska@lymphoma.org.

Strollers and pets are welcome. To access Mahoney State Park, vehicles need to display a park permit. Daily permits are available at the park gate for $5.

Major sponsors include: WOWT TV, Union Pacific, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, The Nebraska Medical Center, UNMC Physicians, Omaha Steaks, Metro Federal Credit Union, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Celgene Corporation, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.


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