Our events

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  • Des Moines Camping the Night Away

    Each year, Children’s Cancer Connection hosts an evening of awards, drinks, delicious food and auctions filled with items for everyone. The proceeds go directly to programming for children facing childhood cancer and their families. This event allows us to continue supporting our families at little-to-no cost, so join us in supporting deserving families.

    Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our 2018, 30th year celebration as we raised over $45,000! We hope to see you again at next year’s event, so keep checking back for next year’s date in early 2019!

    For more information, please contact or 515.243.243.6239 x 1114.

  • Thank you to everyone that came out for our event in September 2017! We raised over $26,000 and will be planning our fourth annual Camping the Night Away in Iowa City next September 2018. Guests enjoyed a casual evening of entertainment, drinks, delicious food, and auctions filled with items for everyone. Don’t miss out on next year’s event! Questions? Contact

  • We’ve expanded Camping the Night Away to Cedar Rapids and hosted our first event in the area on October 26, 2017. We enjoyed a great business networking event with a small silent auction, delicious food, and drinks. We will be hosting our second Cedar Rapids Camping the Night Away in November 2018! Contact with any questions.

  • Cedar Valley Camping the Night Away

    Join us for our first Camping the Night Away event in Cedar Valley!

    This will be a fun and casual evening full of auctions, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and drinks while celebrating 30 years of serving the entire family through the entire journey. Your participation will support camp programs for children affected by cancer and their families.

    Get your tickets now for $20! Each ticket purchased will come with on drink ticket, registration will close on May 16th. Tickets will be available at the door for $30.

    For more information contact

  • Quad Cities Camping the Night Away

    TBD September 2018

    Join us for our first Camping the Night Away in Quad Cities this fall! Help us celebrate September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - by attending Camping the Night Away. As we continue to host more events in Eastern Iowa, we invite you to attend a fun night filled with delicious food, drinks, a silent auction, and entertainment. More information coming soon! Questions? Email us at

  • Holiday Gift Wrap

    Throughout the month of December, Children's Cancer Connection will be located at Valley West Mall during all mall hours wrapping presents for the holiday season! All proceeds go to Children's Cancer Connection programs. No sign up necessary, simply take gifts to the kiosk on the North end of the mall near Von Maur on the bottom floor for professionally wrapped gifts! Interested in volunteering? Contact
    or 515-243-6239.

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