Dear Family & Friends, Most of you know that I became the President of Wear Yellow Nebraska a little over 5 years ago. I feel our group of cancer fighters are about to reach a milestone in the organizations history as we develop the future of our organization. The passion, energy, and commitment I feel for this organization and that I see in my fellow board members is stronger than I’ve seen in any volunteer organization. We’ve all been affected by cancer whether it’s been a family member or friend, a co-worker, or at some point in the future it may be on a personal level.
One program you may have heard me speak of is the Wear Yellow Nebraska Cab Ride Program. This program provides transportation to and from treatment for fellow Nebraskan’s who do not have adequate transportation to their treatment sessions and because of that, may skip a treatment session which is detrimental to their process. In 2018, we provided almost 2,000 cab rides in the Omaha, Lincoln and Fremont areas and broke the 7,500 total rides provided mark. We are just one of two volunteer programs in the area that provide transportation services to cancer patients so you can understand that the need is great in our area, and will continue to grow. Our goal is to expand this program throughout the state starting and moving west and that’s why I am contacting you today for your support.
The 2,000 cab rides we provided in 2018 equals a price tag to support this program of over $35,000. Our cab ride volume in Omaha and Lincoln have been at record levels in 2018.
This is where you come in! I’m asking you to register to participate in the 16th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Run & Walk, register to volunteer for the event or on our board of directors, or become a sponsor or donor to support Wear Yellow Nebraska as we support our fellow Nebraskan’s in the fight against cancer. I have just set up a page on our campaign site that if you would like to sponsor or donate, join my team, then please visit: http://www.supportwyn.org/16/michaelmerritt
I thank you for your consideration of joining my team, or supporting our cause! Michael
The Wear Yellow Crew was out in force for the Wear Yellow Night on the Wabash!
PO BOX 27982 Omaha, NE 68127 (402) 965-1699
Wear Yellow Nebraska is a local grassroots organization (501(3)c) fighting against cancer through advocacy, awareness and fundraising. We want to inspire others in the community to take action in our fight.