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Big Dig Omaha

Woodhouse Construction Site
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1-4 p.m.

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Please help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer.

Join us at the American Cancer Society Big Dig Omaha on September 16, 2018 for a one-of-a-kind afternoon. The American Cancer Society’s BIG DIG is an event in Omaha where both big and little kids can see their childhood Tonka Truck dreams come true! ACS is proud to partner with Lueder Construction to bring this new event to Omaha! Attendees will gather to experience a day like no other. There are also, multiple displays where kids can get up close.

The BIG DIG will support Hope Lodge Nebraska here in Omaha. Treating a cancer patient close to home is always the first choice, but it’s not always possible. For many, the best chance of survival requires specialized treatment or more extensive care far from home. When travel becomes necessary, many wonder if it can be physically and emotionally endured, or if it’s financially feasible. For some, it can become a barrier to survival.

Hope Lodge is designed to meet the needs of these cancer patients at no cost. It is a home away from home that promotes healing, minimizes stress, and offers lodging near cancer treatment centers in more than 30 locations around the country. This lifts the financial burden from the shoulders of cancer patients and their families so they can focus on getting well.

Since January 29, 2018, Hope Lodge Nebraska has provided lodging for those coming to Omaha for treatment. This goes beyond a place to stay at no cost it’s also a community that offers emotional support for those fighting a daunting disease far from home. To date, the lodge in Omaha has welcomed 359 cancer patients and their caregivers for a total of 1,107 nights of lodging. This has saved cancer patients more than $172,692.

The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. We are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to our contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades. Now, that is a reason to celebrate, so please join us.

We hope to see you there!