Thanks to the efforts of people in our community, we can continue to be there for the entire family, the entire journey. If you’re interested in hosting a fundraising event or promotion benefiting Children’s Cancer Connection, please contact Development@ChildrensCancerConnection.org.
Big Wheel Rally
The Big Wheel Rally is an event held on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines each December. For years this event has been an opportunity for friends to get together to show off their creative talents and support Children’s Cancer Connection. Enjoy music, food, big wheels and great friends at the Big Wheel Rally.Click here for event dates.
Brant’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Race
Brant Hamilton was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2003. After his passing in 2005, Brant’s family decided to set aside his favorite holiday to remember him each year. Brant’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Race began in 2006 and is held each year around Halloween. The festival features a road race, fun family activities, a silent auction and great food. A portion of the proceeds benefit Children’s Cancer Connection. Visit their Facebook page or website for more information. Click here for event dates.
A fashion-forward event featuring a fashion show brunch honoring children and families facing childhood cancer, as well as nurses who support these families in Des Moines area hospitals. This year’s event will be held at the Willis Auto Campus Lexus Showroom in Clive. Proceeds will be donated to Children’s Cancer Connection.
Danny Joe Memorial Golf
Danny Joe Cornish is the artist behind the original Heart Connection logo. Danny Joe’s family remembers him by hosting a memorial golf tournament to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection each June in Oskaloosa, Iowa. In 2016, the Danny Joe Memorial Golf Tournament celebrated its 20th year! Click here for event dates.
Des Moines Concours d'Elegance
An invitation-only exhibition of collectible motor vehicles that celebrates the fine art, design evolution and amazing innovations of motor vehicles through the years, as well as the talented designers and engineers that created them. This year’s event will take place at the John and Mary Pappjohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines. Proceeds will be donated to Children’s Cancer Connection. Click here for event dates.
Fore the Kids
A golfing event held at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. This event is put on by the Best and Young families. This is a golf outing with hole prizes, food and more! This event is traditionally held at the beginning of July, and has been a fantastic event benefitting Children's Cancer Connection since 2007. Click here for event dates.
Kris Mandt Memorial Car Show
The annual Kris Mandt Memorial Car Show is part of the Urbandale 4th of July celebration. Half of the proceeds will be donated back to Children’s Cancer Connection. Click here for event dates.
Maddy Cunningham’s Classic Volleyball Tournament
This tournament was started in 2007 to honor Maddy Cunningham, who was diagnosed with cancer that year but is now cancer free! The tournament is held at Sands Volleyball Club in Des Moines, and benefits Children’s Cancer Connection. Click here for event dates.
Hosted by Lazer 103.3, this is a 1.5 mile FUN RUN! No transitions, no timing chips, no expensive race gear, just hundreds of strangers running in costumes to benefit Children's Cancer Connection! Click here for event dates.