Genoa resident remembered with Cruise for a Cause

GENOA, Neb. --  About 120 people gathered in Genoa with their jeeps to raise money for Azria Health's COVID-19 prevention, in the name of a community member who lost his own battle against it: Bob Johnson.

"I'm just really grateful for the turnout," said his widow, Tammy Johnson. 

Genoa Motor Company donated a jeep for Tammy to drive, as Johnson was more passionate about farming than cars, according to his best friends. 

The community drivers (and some from as far as Illinois) cruised around town, stopping to check in at different locations with bar codes, organizer and Azria Health talent acquisition Katie Swantek said. She explained there was a prize drawing at the end, too. 

Though Bob Johnson was more of an outdoors sports guy, his stepdaughter Rebecca Johnson said jeeps are a staple to Genoa. 

"We're right by a whole bunch of trails that people go jeeping on," she said. 

Swantek and Azria Health will continue this fundraiser, Cruise for a Cause, again next year  for a different cause yet to be determined.