Lanes Light Gala
- Cocktail Attire
The Lane Thomas Foundation is having our 5th and Final Lane's Light Gala on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the CHI Health Center Omaha. You will not want to miss this event, as we are going big for Lane with a huge celebration and a few surprises to thank everyone for their support. We promise, this will be a night to remember. This event is unique with beautifully lit Christmas trees decorated by local businesses to honor Lane and are included as part of the silent auction. The night will include a cocktail hour followed by dinner, a heart-felt program, and an amazing live auction.
Melissa and I created The Lane Thomas Foundation after our precious son, Lane Thomas Graves, passed away in June of 2016. We wanted to give honor to Lane's life and love of children by helping parents in their darkest times. Lane's Foundation is dedicated to supporting families of children needing life-saving transplants at Nebraska Medicine and Children's Hospital & Medical Center. These children and families are typically away from home for months at a time resulting in significant financial stress. The Foundation provides financial assistance for non-medical expenses during their transplant journey, allowing parents to focus on their child's health and recovery while keeping families together. Examples of this support include incremental expenses such as travel, meals and lodging and paying back home expenses such as mortgage/rent and utilities if a parent must leave their job.
Your support will help us continue to provide financial relief to these families, allowing them to focus on their child. To date, we have provided support to over 90 families of children needing life-saving transplants. We have also rolled out our national "Keep Love Alive" campaign, bringing awareness to the critical need of pediatric organ donation. We are making a difference in the world of pediatric transplant!
We encourage you to see the impact Lane's Foundation is having on children and families at Thank You Video. You can also see our latest Public Service Announcement that is part of our "Keep Love Alive" national campaign at Keep Love Alive PSA.
Please consider supporting this year's event to provide a lasting legacy for Lane and remain "A Beacon of Hope, A Light of Love" for those that need it most.
Olivia Downing 402-333-3062 ext. 207
The Lane Thomas Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Fed Tax ID # 81-4544601
A portion of your donation may qualify for a charitable tax deduction.
The Lane Thomas Foundation will create an event that will follow the CDC guidelines of Douglas County.