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Upcoming Events

Teen Event- Center Grove Orchard Bonfire @ Center Grove Orchard
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join us for this teens only event on Thursday, October 27th. This event is available for free to all CCC teens! From 6:00-8:00 pm, we will enjoy a hayride, jumping pillows, hay maze, roast s’mores and drink cider! Any questions can be directed to Melissa Beaman at

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Halloween Bash @ Hansen Home for Hope (Children's Cancer Connection)
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a little bit scary but a lot merry Monster Bash at the Hansen Home for Hope!  Costumes are strongly encouraged as there will be prizes for best dressed!

There will be games, food, music and more!  So, join the creepy monster bash and bring the entire family!

Brant’s Great Pumpkin Festival @ Earlham, IA
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Brant Hamilton was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2003.  After his passing in 2005, Brant’s family decided to set aside his favorite holiday to remember him each year.  Brant’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Race began in 2006 and is held each year around Halloween.  The festival features a road race, fun family activities, a silent auction and great food!  A portion of the proceeds benefit Children’s Cancer Connection each year. 2015 Registration is currently closed. Stay tuned for information about the 2016 event!  Visit their Facebook page or website for more information:

Can you imagine the fear, anger, confusion, and pure shock of having your child diagnosed with cancer? Children’s Cancer Connection exists to provide support, education, and recreation for the entire family throughout the entire journey. Many great organizations are working to find cures for the more than 13,500 children diagnosed each year in the United States. Children’s Cancer Connection strives to provide the care of a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Doesn’t Care… but We Do!

Children’s Cancer Connection is a nonprofit based in Des Moines, Iowa helping all pediatric patients and their families who may be diagnosed, treated, or lives in Iowa. We support the entire family, the entire journey through programs and services which are provided at little cost or free for families. We offer support groups for parents, siblings, teens and young adults, oncology and sibling summer camps, survivorship services, scholarships, and various resource and education materials. This is made possible thanks to many caring people providing funding and volunteer support. Annually, Children’s Cancer Connection uses more than 35,000 volunteer hours to provide our programs and services. Donations to help kids with cancer and their families are received from many sources. Children’s Cancer Connection hosts fundraising efforts like the Flapjack 5k / 10k run and Camping the Night Away. We sell Christmas and Holiday Cards drawn by the children we serve. We receive donations from individuals, clubs and corporations. We are supported by grants from foundations. Fund Raising by Friends is one of our best resources – individuals and companies host fundraising events from bake sales to volleyball tournaments, and from golf outings to garage sales and they choose Children’s Cancer Connection to benefit from their charity event. They are partners in our effort to bring comfort to families affected by pediatric cancer.

We invite you to explore our site and learn more about how you can be part of our effort to support Children’s Cancer Connection.

The Entire Family … The Entire Journey