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Upcoming Events

Jul
6
Wed
Camp Heart Connection Day Camp – Eastern Iowa @ Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day

July 6th, 7th, and 8th Children’s Cancer Connection is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley for our first Eastern Iowa Day Camp.

Children ages 5-12* are invited to attend Camp Heart Connection Day Camp located at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley. Activities will be held at the Boys & Girls Club in the mornings then in the afternoons we will experience the Cedar Valley on daily field trips. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Boys & Girls Club. Camp Heart Connection Day Camp is offered to families at no cost but registration is require due to activities scheduled.

When : Wednesday, July 6th – Friday, July 8th
Drop-off at 8:30 AM, Pick-up between 5:00-5:30 PM

Where : Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley, 515 Lime St. Waterloo

Who : Children ages 5-12*

How : Register by emailing Kayla Toale atKayla@ChildrensCancerConnection.org or Madi Short atMadi@ChildrensCancerConnection.org 

 

Day Camp is free to attend!

*There is an opportunity for kids ages 13-17 to help lead activities during Day Camp, please email Kayla for more information

Jul
7
Thu
Volunteer Orientation @ Hansen Home for Hope
Jul 7 @ 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: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/675167978072. 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.

Volunteer Orientation @ Hansen Home for Hope
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/675167978072. 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