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Aha Moment Tour

October 05, 2015 09:00 ET

Mutual of Omaha Announces Top 10 Aha Moments; One to Become National TV Commercial

Mutual of Omaha Selects 10 Finalists From Nearly 1,000 Moments Recorded During 2015 Aha Moment Tour

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - October 05, 2015) - Mutual of Omaha, proud sponsor of life's aha moments℠, has announced the top 10 aha moments from inspiring individuals across the U.S. who participated in the sixth annual Aha Moment Tour this summer. From these 10 aha moments, one will become a national television commercial for Mutual of Omaha.

The favorite aha moment will be selected through a combination of Mutual of Omaha's panel of judges and an online vote at www.facebook.com/myahamoment. Voting begins today, Oct. 5, and ends on Oct. 16. The chosen commercial will be announced on Oct. 20 and it will be included in Mutual of Omaha's broadcast advertising campaign.

"Life changes are all about possibilities," said Andrew Rouillard, Vice President of Brand Management and Advertising. "We heard stories from a variety of spheres of influence this year and could not be more pleased to share these moments with the world. Anything is possible when you pursue your dreams and take steps towards a more fulfilling life."

The top 10 aha moments the public can now vote for are as follows:

Phoenix, Ariz.: Carrie
Carrie's aha moment connected her passion with her purpose and she now leads an after-school organization empowering young girls across the country to be friends, leaders and Supergirls.

Jackson, Miss.: Kristy
Kristy works with individuals ages 17-22 to help them transition into adulthood. One of Kristy's favorite stories is helping a young woman leave a situation of domestic violence. This victory led to the moment she realized she has the power to make a difference.

Birmingham, Ala.: Missy
Missy's aha moment happened when she encountered an adult at the Literacy Council whose life was changed by learning to read. Now, she works to inspire others every day.

Chattanooga, Tenn.: Melissa
In providing fresh produce to needy senior citizens at a local food bank, Melissa has seen that hunger is a severe problem in the United States, and is inspired to do something about it.

Savannah, Ga.: Iris
Iris is the founder of a nonprofit organization called Girls on the Run, a character building after school program that empowers girls through fitness. Fitness and athletics changed Iris' life, and she now encourages girls to do things they never believed they could. She even completed an Ironman!

Lynchburg, Va.: Bubba
Now 28 years old, Bubba has lost 294 pounds and is in the best shape of his life. His new life and mobility provide him with opportunities to have adventures every day, and Bubba now encourages others to make healthy life choices.

Harrisburg, Pa.: Lance
After losing his daughter, Lance was inspired to honor her memory. This led to the founding of the Purple Feet Foundation, which connects kids with adults who can help them explore the possibilities their futures hold.

Des Moines, Iowa: Donna
Donna was inspired to make an unlikely friend in honor of her friend's passing away. In befriending someone who she never thought she would, Donna has learned that finding common ground with another individual affords productive dialogue about painful and emotional topics.

Portland, Ore.: Alex
After losing his father, Alex realized life is short. He left his corporate job at an investment firm, moved to Ecuador, met his wife, started an organic farm and now works for a nonprofit organization focused on conservation.

Santa Cruz, Calif.: Apollo
From being a homeless teenager and rising up to be a successful author, music artist, and reality show star, Apollo is now passionate about helping young people get through difficult situations by facilitating social and emotional learning workshops all over the country.

The 10 individuals featured in the vote are encouraged to strategically share his or her video using social networking sites and prompt others to vote for them.

The road to commercial stardom began on May 4 in Irvine, California, and journeyed to 20 cities across the country before wrapping in Santa Cruz, California, on Aug. 7. At every stop, people lined up to share their personal aha moments in a 34' Airstream trailer custom designed as a mobile television studio. Nearly 1,000 aha moments were recorded along the Tour. All of the interviews can be viewed at http://www.mutualofomaha.com/aha.

Mutual of Omaha launched its sponsorship of life's aha moments in February 2009 and has captured almost 6,000 moments from people in cities all across the United States. More than 50 commercials have been produced and aired since the campaign's inception. For more information about the Aha Moment campaign, visit www.mutualofomaha.com/aha.

About Mutual of Omaha
Mutual of Omaha, proud sponsor of life's aha moments℠, is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance, banking and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit www.mutualofomaha.com.

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