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Thousands of Nebraskans raise $335k at Fight For Air Corporate Cup

Posted: 12:38 PM, Sep 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-08 13:38:55-04
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nearly 4,000 Nebraskans attended the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Corporate Cup on Sunday, raising $335,000 to fund lung cancer research, local educational programs and benefit those locally who suffer from lung disease.

The Fight For Air Corporate Cup is a 10K and 2 mile run/walk benefiting the Lung Association in Nebraska. The annual race kicked off at 8 a.m. in Aksarben Village.

“This year’s Corporate Cup was an incredible event that brought thousands of our community members together for a great cause. Each year, I am astounded by the generosity and support of our community. Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors and volunteers who made this wonderful event possible,” said Julia McCarville, executive director for the Lung Association. “We look forward to next year’s event, where we will celebrate 40 years of supporting the community.”

Here were the top finishers:

Women:
1 308 Kristina Krajicek Omaha NE 35 F 42:35
2 1766 Kristen Humphrey Omaha NE 29 F 42:43
3 853 Patricia Robinson Omaha NE 39 F 42:49

Men:
1 1655 Austin Post Ashland NE 23 M 34:01
2 135 Brandon Wissing Omaha NE 31 M 35:12
3 282 Evan Asche Omaha NE 22 M 36:04

In total, the Corporate Cup resulted in:

· Nearly 4,000 registered participants
· 115 teams
· 160 volunteers
· $335,000 raised and counting

For more information, visit the Fight For Air Corporate Cup Website [action.lung.org] .