Author: Summer Evans

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CCC Receives Variety Grant for Teen Programs

Children’s Cancer Connection (CCC) has received a grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity to fund its 2023 Teen Camp and the 2024 Exploration Expedition program. CCC is a nonprofit organization serving Iowa families affected by childhood cancer. Since 1988, CCC has been providing unique and unforgettable opportunities, and the organization currently serves more than 800 families annually. The Variety

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CCC Welcomes New Youth Board Members

Children’s Cancer Connection is excited to welcome two new Youth Board Members: Alex Kron (left) and Addison Whipple (right)! Alex Kron of Schaller is a senior at Ridge View High School. She was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in 2018. Alex has been a frequent CCC program attendee since then. She has attended nearly every Camp Heart Connection program held in her

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Camping the Night Away Swisher is Oct. 5

Join Children’s Cancer Connection in raising funds to make FREE Camp Heart Connection® camp programs possible. It will be an evening of delicious food, drinks, auctions, games and more on Thursday, Oct. 5. Camping the Night Away Swisher will be held at Cedar Ridge Distillery & Winery from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Proceeds from this camp-themed event help make CCC’s six Camp

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It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This September is the time to BE GOLD for Iowa families affected by childhood cancer. This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Children’s Cancer Connection (CCC) wants YOU to be aware that: Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children. 1 in every 285 children in the U.S. will face a childhood cancer diagnosis before their 20th birthday. Every

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Golf Tourney Raises $36,000

Children’s Cancer Connection’s annual 4-Person Scramble was held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 at Toad Valley Golf Course. This event, held during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supports CCC’s many programs and services offered to families at no cost during their childhood cancer journey. This was CCC’s biggest golf tourney yet, with $36,000 raised! Thanks to presenting sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka,

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Enjoy a Fall Family Outing

This fall, choose from two FREE Children’s Cancer Connection Fall Family Outings: Central Iowa Fall Family Outing – Sunday, Sept. 24 at Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch in Cumming Admission, lunch and activities are provided! (Event has passed.) Eastern Iowa Fall Family Outing – Sunday, Oct. 8 at Colony Acres Family Farm in North Liberty Admission provided! More details to

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Children’s Cancer Connection relies on volunteers to make 60+ programs possible for Iowa families as well as to run fundraising and awareness events. Please browse through our list of upcoming volunteer opportunities, and join us! Existing volunteers can review specifics and sign up for shifts in the CCC Volunteer Portal unless otherwise noted. New volunteers can sign up to join

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