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"What's Lead Got To Do With It?" Luncheon Celebration!

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Join us for a luncheon fundraiser to celebrate the amazing leaders fighting to end lead poisoning in Omaha!

During this event we will award our Healthy Homes Star Awards to very deserving individuals and organizations who have championed Healthy Homes initiatives. This year's honorees include the Children's Hospital and Medical Center and Jon Traudt.

During this event, we will feature a panel with LEAD Stories participants, to share the different perspectives on lead exposure, to examine how it affects our community, and to elevate real solutions to remediate the problem. We are excited to announce that CNN's Symone D. Sanders is a panelist and Watie White, the artist, will moderate the panel.

LEAD Stories is a collection of portraits sharing the stories of people in our community and their first-hand encounters with childhood exposure to lead and lead-poisoning. Through this work, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Watie White Studio, and the Omaha Star Newspaper are working to put a very human face on the devastating effects of lead in Omaha, a community that has faced lead contamination through multiple sources for decades.

You won’t want to miss out on this fun and inspiring luncheon!

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at Proceeds benefit Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance.

If you or your business is interested in a sponsorship or in making a donation, please contact our Director of Marketing and Communications, Tony Vargas, at

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Children need more than just education to be successful; they need a healthy home environment so that they can become the best versions of themselves.

– Shannon Melton, Director of Health Programs