The Omaha Zombie Walk chief organizer and founder is local musician and artist Steve “Tuco” Jacobs. When his band was invited to play the Sioux City Zombie Walk years ago, he had not heard of a zombie walk. He thought it would be cool and a lot of fun. Tuco belongs to a club with a member who has Muscular Dystrophy, so they do benefits for that charity. “This was perfect. I knew Omaha would love a great free event, it was for charity, a good time, and I thought it would be a success.” He was right. In its very first year the event made national news on CNN.
The Zombie Walk is just a little scary, but still PG enough to be family friendly and kids love it! Plus, the photos and video that participants, professionals, and sideliners get is amazing. People circulate, share, talk about, and discover new photos and video clips practically the whole year after a zombie walk, and it gets them even more excited for the next one.
For more information on the charities, and the Zombie Walk, please visit their websites at:
http://www.sienafrancis.org, http://www.mdausa.org, http://www.zombiewalkomaha.com