Event Information

 

Ambasador and Honorary ChairsOur 2017 Summer Bash Ambassador is Chase.


Our Honorary Chairs for 2017 are David Dries and Ron Spencer, Prime Time Healthcare.

Summer Bash is the annual fundraiser of the MAYF. The project allows us to heighten the public awareness of the financial hardships experienced by families with a child battling cancer.

The event held on Saturday August 12th, 2017 at the Embassy Suites La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska will be the 11th Annual Summer Bash. The event includes entertainment, Live and Silent Auctions, Dessert Auction, Dinner and Program. Cost per person is $100.00/tables of 10 = $1000.

 

How can you assist?

Join us at our event. Get nine of your friends together, reserve a table, become a sponsor through a donation, purchase auction items and feel great knowing you have helped brighten a child and their family’s day.

Click here to purchase your tickets. 

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please call Sue Penner at 402-510-4083.

Funds raised are used to help individual families and their children through assistance rent, mortgage, food, utilities, prescriptions, gas cards, etc. MAYF provides financial support to Camp Quality of the Heartland and Camp CoHoLo, two local cancer camps that allow kids to be kids. Financial support is also provided to the University of Nebraska Medical Center Pediatric Oncology Department with the Visa gift cards and monies to purchase packets to give to families with a newly diagnosed child. The MAYF pledged $10,000 to sponsor the new Pediatric Oncology Playroom at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center which was net in 2011, as well as providing Visa gift cards and monies to be used for immediate support to those families.


Meet Chase our 2017 Summer Bash Ambassador

Chase, born July 17, 2008 is the second sone of four. He was born with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF1). This disorder causes tumors to grow in various parts of his body, specifically his brain. Through a series of events beginning in September 2015 tumors (gliomas) were discovered in Chase's optic nerve pathways and growth was detectedin fliomas already present in his brain. With the guidance of the amazing doctors at Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Chase started on chemotherapy on October 20th through a port that was surgically place on October 7th. He underwent weekly treatments for just over a year. MRI's recently show that the tumor growth has stopped and that Chase no longer needs chemotherapy. We continue to monitor the tumors with very regular MRI's and visits to his neuro-opthamologist. Vision in Chase's eyesight has decreased dramatically through this process, but no Chase's positive and energetic spirit. He is quick with a smile, a joke, or a hug. His stamina and bubly nature have sustained even his parents. His favorite activities include hi-hp, playing outside, and making new friends. The tumors in Chase's brain and eyes are somthing he will need to monitor the rest of his life but we are confident that Chase's determination, strenght and kindness will afford him much success and happiness.

 

Past Summer Bash Ambassadors
2016 - Alex

2015 - Leyna

2014 - Smon, Knox

2013 - Grace, Teagan & Ryleigh

2012 - Ashlee

2011 - Jacob

2010 - Abby

2009 - Treasure

2008 - Charlie & Morgan

2007 - Kendra