Reno woman a finalist for ‘aha’ moment commercial |

Reno woman a finalist for ‘aha’ moment commercial

Special to the Nevada Appeal

Reno’s Cindy Lain is one of 20 semifinalists in a bid to appear in Mutual of Omaha’s “Aha Moments” commercials.

Lain filmed her story May 13-14 in Carson City. She said her “aha” moment occurred while she was battling breast cancer, and that the fight allowed her to find passion and purpose in a way she had never experienced.

The commercial, which is set to air in the spring, is built around the stories of everyday Americans. The company chose the finalists from among nearly 1,000 moments recorded in 20 markets. The company and a panel of judges will narrow the field to 10 finalists in the next two weeks. One inspirational story will be selected through Mutual of Omaha’s panel and online voting, which begins Sunday. The winning spot will be included in Mutual of Omaha’s broadcast advertising campaign in spring.