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Upcoming Events

Comfort Connection, Des Moines @ Hansen Home for Hope
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Family Information:
This opportunity is for your family to visit with others that have experienced a similar loss of a child. For some of you your loss was more recent, there will be time to talk about what your family is experiencing.   For others, you’ve been through the holidays and know what it is like to miss a milestone… you can help others understand and share what you did to get through it.

Comfort Connection – Des Moines – meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. If you are interested in attending, please email

Volunteer Information:
2-3 volunteers are needed to help with childcare during one of CCC’s monthly support groups, Comfort Connection. Comfort Connection is a place for parents or other adults who have ever cared for a child with cancer to connect with one another. All volunteers are required to pass a background test. To volunteer, click here. For more information about volunteering, please email or call 515-243-6239 ext. 1100

In Memory of Sam Lemar-Blood/Bone Marrow Blood Drive @ Indian Hills Jr. High School
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come out and support the second annual blood and bone marrow drive in memory of Sam LeMar.

You can make an appointment for your blood donation by clicking HERE

More information can be found through their page:

Volunteer Information:
The organizers have asked CCC for a little volunteer help! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities beginning at 7am and lasting until 2pm. You can sign up to volunteer by clicking HERE.

Basketball Clinic with Dowling Catholic High School Boys Basketball Team @ Dowling Catholic High School
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Dowling Catholic High School Boys Basketball team is holding a basketball clinic for our oncology patients and their siblings ages 5 – 12 years old.

Hosted and sponsored by Dowling Catholic High School

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