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Nebraska 150 for Break the Cycle

Children are caught in a cycle of limited access to care, delayed treatment, and worsening illnesses. From August to October, Dr. Andrés Martin will cycle from Washington State to Washington, DC, leading a ride to raise awareness of the challenges faced by children and adolescents with mental illnesses. Dr. Martin is heading to Nebraska for a kickoff event to help him prepare for his cross-country bike ride!

Support our two-day Break the Cycle event in Omaha, July 29-30, as we bike 150 miles to coincide with the Nebraska Sesquicentennial. Rather than a typical bike ride where community members ride, we are going to have a small group of community leaders ride, such as government representatives, local health care leaders, mental health representatives, etc., to demonstrate their support for pediatric mental health.

Your donation will:

(1) fund innovative research initiatives
(2) increase the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists
(3) help ensure that children suffering in silence or facing stigma get the treatment they need 

There are several ways to donate to the Nebraska 150 for Break the Cycle event! Support the general event's goal directly or contribute to an individual or organization's fundraising efforts. All donations support the Break the Cycle cause.

Thank you to the following organizations for their support! 



For event questions, contact Chris Kratochvil, MD, at

Learn more about AACAP's national Break the Cycle event at




Donate   Fundraise

Goal: $25,000.00

Total Raised: $20,100

Thank you to our donors, also including Creighton University and University Nebraska Foundation/Department of Psychiatry:

  • The Hawks Foundation $5,000.00
  • Nebraska Medicine $1,000.00
  • Joe Coufal $500.00
  • Chris & Jillyn Kratochvil $500.00
  • Engel Family $300.00
  • Karen Van Dyke $250.00
  • Michele Marsh $250.00
  • Kayla Pope $250.00
  • Toby and Molly Schropp $250.00
  • Heidi B. Fordi $250.00
  • Jeanee Weiss $200.00
  • Jeff & Cathy Gokie $200.00
  • Brad Ashford $200.00
  • Ashish Sharma $200.00
  • Patrick and Erin Loucks $150.00
  • Schadd and Staci Gray $150.00
  • Ali Shan Khan $150.00
  • Jason & Dannee Schroeder $150.00
  • David Kaufman $150.00
  • Dan Hamann $150.00
  • Anonymous $150.00
  • Missi & John Schembari $150.00
  • Anne and Steve Raynor $150.00
  • SeekingSitters Omaha & Lincoln $100.00
  • Ted & Barb Cieslak $100.00

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