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Upcoming Events

Family Connection, Corridor @ Shueyville United Methodist Church
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family Connection is an opportunity for families to come together and meet other families in the area they live in that are on similar childhood cancer journeys. Meetings are held once a month and the entire family is welcome to attend the meeting. During the meeting, parents will have the chance to share their journey, learn about resources in the community, and do activities together and with other parents. Youth (patients, survivors, and siblings) do activities with Dance Marathon members and meet others children on similar journeys. Dinner and childcare is provided at all meetings. If you are interested in attending, please email

Corridor Family Connection meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month form 6-8 PM.

Lazer 103.3 Underwear Run @ El Bait Shop
Jul 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Orientation @ Hansen Home for Hope
Aug 4 @ 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