6th Annual Forever Angels Carnival - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

6th Annual Forever Angels Carnival

6th Annual Forever Angels Carnival

Posted: Updated:
Posted By: Camila Orti
corti@klkntv.com

Hundreds of people attended a kids carnival to help raise money for Forever Angels.

The nonprofit organization helps support families with children who have serious medical conditions. Their 6th annual event was held in the parking lot of Aspen Athletic Club in South Lincoln.

"I just love carnivals, and this is my first one that represents me!" 7-year-old cancer patient Gianna Carrera said.

With Gianna's energy, you wouldn't think she's been undergoing radiation treatments for brain cancer 5 days a week since April.

"It's just something really good and positive to focus on because it's been such a rough patch," Gianna's mom Leah said.

Forever Angels has been hosting kids carnivals for six years. The event raises money to support families like Gianna's that are fighting serious illnesses.

"Take a little bit of stress off the parent, let them be home with their child and be able to take care of them and not have the extra burden," Organizer Jaime Sanks said.

The event also gives sick kids and their families an escape from the countless hours spent in hospitals. The carnival had everything from dozens of games and raffles to facepainting and even a dunk tank.

Gianna was one of four kids honored at the event, meaning she got VIP treatment.

"I'm really happy today because I get everything for free," she said.

Organizers estimate around $10,000 were raised and more than 500 people attended.

If you couldn't make it out but are interested in donating, you can give money online here. Forever Angels also has an account set up at Wells Fargo banks.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are responding to an apparent garage explosion at a home at 45th and South Streets.

    More >>

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are responding to an apparent garage explosion at a home at 45th and South Streets.

    More >>
  • Hasting's man drowned in rural lake

    Hasting's man drowned in rural lake

       AYR, Neb. (AP) _ Sheriff's officials say a 67-year-old Hastings man has drowned in a southern Nebraska lake.      The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Loren Winkelbauer drowned Friday afternoon at Crystal Lake Recreation Area. Witnesses told investigators that Winkelbauer was camping at the park when his hat blew into the lake. Witnesses say he went into the water to retrieve it, went under and did not resurface.      Emergency responders...

    More >>

       AYR, Neb. (AP) _ Sheriff's officials say a 67-year-old Hastings man has drowned in a southern Nebraska lake.      The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Loren Winkelbauer drowned Friday afternoon at Crystal Lake Recreation Area. Witnesses told investigators that Winkelbauer was camping at the park when his hat blew into the lake. Witnesses say he went into the water to retrieve it, went under and did not resurface.      Emergency responders...

    More >>
  • Garth's 'Teammates' also in town, spreading love

    Garth's 'Teammates' also in town, spreading love

    Garth Brooks' World Tour doesn't just feature him playing for thousands of fans.

    More >>

    Garth Brooks' World Tour doesn't just feature him playing for thousands of fans.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.