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Lara Marsh

Places, Please! A campaign for Lara Marsh.

Since its inception four years ago, Lara Marsh has been the beloved Stage Manager for the Great Plains Theatre Conference. (If you have not met her yet you will most certainly meet her in the halls of building #10. She will inevitably have a warm and welcoming smile for you.) Unlike most other young theater professionals, however, Lara is living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

Doctors at the Nebraska Medical Center have recommend that Lara start planning for a double lung transplant, the only remaining treatment option for her advancing CF. A daunting challenge, to be sure, but Lara has met that challenge head on. She assembled a team of volunteers to help her raise the $100,000.00 needed for transplant-related expenses not covered by insurance. After extensive research, she partnered with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana; COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding families and communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. 100% of all funds raised are used for transplant-related expenses. To donate in honor of Lara and to follow her progress, you can go to Lara’s COTA website,

Lara is also participating in the “Recycle for Life” Program through COTA. By turning in used cell phones and ink jet printer cartridges, two goals are accomplished; COTA recycles those phones and cartridges in helping to clean our environment; and Lara’s COTA Campaign receives funds for her campaign for turning those items in. During the Great Plains Conference, you will find a box labeled “Recycle for Life” in the main lobby of building 10.

Lara’s success with this campaign is all about word of mouth. We encourage you to tell your friends, your family, and your business contacts about Lara’s COTA campaign.