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Upcoming Events

Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament
Aug 27 all-day

Event Information:
More details coming soon!

Volunteer Information:
Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament directly benefits Children’s Cancer Connection. This volunteer opportunity is unique as it requests for cookies to be delivered to Children’s Cancer Connection’s Office by Friday, August 26th at Noon. (2708 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50312). We are hoping to get 50 dozen! If you are able to commit to more than 1 dozen, please leave a comment along with your sign up.
To volunteer, click here.

Ingersoll LIVE! – Booth
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Stop by and say hi to Children’s Cancer Connection at the not-to-be-missed event of the summer! Ingersoll Live 2016 will take place on Saturday, August 27th from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.13240170_1155417747854645_7550823009498043125_n

Volunteer Orientation @ Hansen Home for Hope
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Volunteers are an important part of every aspect of our organization. They provide “behind the scenes” administrative and clerical support, contribute an essential element to fundraising efforts, staff summer camps and other programs, and provide leadership to the organization. Without the support of volunteers, Children’s Cancer Connection would not be able to provide the services that so many children and families touched by cancer need.

We encourage anyone interested in volunteering with Children’s Cancer Connection to attend a volunteer orientation.

Here is the link to sign up for orientation: Orientations take place every first Thursday of the month with two time options, 10:30am-11:30am and 5:30pm-6:30pm. Our office, the Hansen Home for Hope, is located at 2708 Grand Ave in Des Moines (directly across the street from Jimmy Johns).

If you haven’t already, please visit the Volunteer section of our website. Choose the “Volunteer” Tab. Here you will find “Volunteer Opportunities” in the drop down menu.

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