Month: June 2023

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New Variety Star Playground Opens at CCC

Statewide nonprofit Children’s Cancer Connection (CCC) hosted its annual family picnic and 35th anniversary celebration on Friday, June 23. The highlight of this event was the opening of the new, on-site Variety Star Playground. CCC staff and board members, as well as staff and board members from Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa, were on hand to cut the

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My Journey Book Goes Digital

Iowa families newly diagnosed with pediatric cancer are offered a Children’s Cancer Connection “My Journey Book®” from health staff customized to their respective hospital (Blank Children’s Hospital or University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital). Traditionally, this has been given as a binder. Now it’s also available online at! The website version includes the same great resource information as

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CCC is Celebrating 35 Years

Children’s Cancer Connection (CCC) hit its 35th anniversary on June 2, 2023. CCC has been creating unique and unforgettable programming experiences for children with cancer, and their families, since Delli Lampe started the organization in the late 1980s, known then as “The Heart Connection.” “I don’t have control if these children live or die, but I can make a difference

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