The 13th Annual Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer

Sponsored by the Metro Area Youth Foundation, Inc an all volunteer organization comprised of Omaha Metro Area Optimist Clubs and will be held on Saturday, August 24th, at 5:30 PM at the Embassy Suite La Vista Convention Center at 12520 WEstport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska. The event will feature a program, dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and dessert auction.

Summer Bash is the annual fundraiser of the Metro Area Youth Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska. The project allows us to heighten the public awareness of the financial hardships experienced by families with a child battling cancer.

The registration deadline is August 17, 2019.


Our Goals

» Provide financial and other support to children diagnosed and receiving treatment for cancer

» Assisting families and care partners of children with cancer

» Assist healthcare and service providers

How you can help:

» Make a donation of auction items and/or door prizes

» Purchase tickets or table to the Summer Bash

» Become a corporate sponsor with a monetary donation

» Join the Gretna Optimist Club's upcoming event please log on the the Knox Run web site: www.knoxoutcc.org


» Donate via Omaha Gives May 22, 2019 www.omahagives.org/nonprofits 


Why we need your help?

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Every year more than 12,000 children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer. In fact, one in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of 20. Because of statistics such as these, Optimist Clubs all over the world are participating in the Childhood Cancer program by building awareness of the disease, providing assistance for children and their families and supporting research to find a cure.

Please join with the Optimists in helping children and families bash Childhood Cancer by "Providing the Care...".

If you would like more information on the event, contact us. Remember, donations to the Summer Bash are tax deductible. Thank you for your consideration.

For additional infomation, log on to the Strictly Business article: Strictly Business Summer Bash Article

Additionally, join the Gretna Optimist Club's upcoming event please log on the the Knox Run web site: www.knoxoutcc.org


Who Are We

The Metro Area Youth Foundation, Inc. (MAYF) is a corporation formed by members Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa Optimist Clubs. The Foundation has been granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS. Currently, the primary project of the foundation is an annual fundraiser to support Children with cancer and their families. We are not about finding a cure but providing the care and support families need at this difficult time in their child and family's life.

Why Was MAYF Formed

To unite the Metro Area Optimist Clubs in a common goal; Childhood Cancer Campaign. To create a 501(c)3 foundation that to allow for tax deductible donations. Allowing MAYF to raise  money to support children receiving treatment at Children's Hospital and Medical Center and The Nebraska Medicine Center Pediatric Oncology Departments.

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Childhood Cancer Facts

» More than 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in teh United States.

» One in every 330 Americans under the age of 20 develops cancer.

» Cancer is the number one disease killing children.  Cancer takes more lives than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and AIDS combined.