Lancers Fans Leap for Brain Cancer

A hair-raising night

With orange wigs blazing and a fire and ice spirit, Lancers fans did what they do best at a recent game. They raised their voices and big money to support Leap-for-a-Cure. In total, Omaha Lancers partnered with Methodist Health System to raise just shy of $15,000 to fund brain cancer research, treatments and raise awareness.

The generosity of fans came through a specialty jersey auction and a “Pass the Bucket” campaign. If fans raised $10,000, Lancers players and select staff members agreed to have their heads shaved on the ice after the game. It’s a tradition close to the hearts of fans and players alike.

A tribute to Heather

The orange “hair” filling Ralston Arena was a colorful reminder of the larger-than-life personality behind Leap-for-a-Cure. Heather Roberts and her family founded the organization after Heather was diagnosed with brain cancer. She lost her eight year battle with the disease one year ago.

To date, through fundraisers and special events – including Leap-for-a-Cure night at the Lancers – LEAP has raised more than $700,000 to benefit patients of Methodist Health System. The most recent contribution was an aquatic therapy pool at Methodist Physicians Clinic Healthwest.

Thank you to all who participated in this exciting annual event!