Three Nebraska women battling breast cancer will benefit from a local nonprofit's fundraising efforts.
The organization, Pink Bandana, will award financial support to the women at its annual mud volleyball tournament.
This year's recipients are Maya Wittmaack, Kate Gorman and Jenae Jindra.
The Beat Breast Cancer Mud Volleyball Tournament, in its 12th year, is Pink Bandana's main fundraising event. The organization helps women in Nebraska ages 40 and under who are battling the disease.
This year's tournament is July 13 in Prague, Nebraska. Organizers expect more than 250 teams. Between players and spectators, it's expected to bring about 3,000 people to the city, which is about an hour west of Omaha. Registration for the 256-team tournament opens June 4.
Each of the three recipients will receive $10,000 to use how they choose.
Wittmaack, 29, was diagnosed with breast cancer two months after getting married. The Springfield woman underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy.
Gorman, 26, was diagnosed in 2018. The Ralston woman underwent six rounds of chemotherapy. This was her second bout with cancer. As a child, she was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor and underwent chemo, radiation and had her right kidney removed.
Jindra, 32, also was diagnosed in 2018. The Clarkson, Nebraska, woman is undergoing chemotherapy. She's a mother of two and serves on the Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department.
The organization also awards a scholarship worth $4,000 to a Nebraska high school senior who has battled breast cancer, or has a parent or guardian that has battled the disease within the last five years.
This year's scholarship will be awarded to Hannah Victoria Tulsie. Tulsie, a senior at Omaha Christian Academy, plans to study nursing at Grand Canyon University.