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Children’s Cancer Connection receives grant from Variety - the Children’s Charity

Children’s Cancer Connection has received a grant from Variety - the Children’s Charity to fund its 2022 Teen Camp and Exploration Expedition programs.

Children’s Cancer Connection is a nonprofit organization serving over 750 Iowa families annually that have been affected by childhood cancer with free resources, programs, and other support services. CCC’s teen events and programs provide opportunities for kids who’ve had cancer and their siblings to connect with others on a similar journey.

The Variety grant will be used to fund CCC’s Camp Heart Connection Teen Camp, a weekend-long camp for teens to enjoy traditional camp activities, as well as Exploration Expedition, a trip for teens adventure to various parts of Iowa each year and discover all that the state has to offer.

“Having cancer or a sibling with cancer is challenging enough, but teenagers face additional stressors among their age group and need even more support and connection,” said Jennifer Hines, CEO at Children’s Cancer Connection. “This grant from Variety - the Children’s Charity, will help us expand our much-needed programs and services to the teens we serve in Iowa.”


The entire family. The entire journey. 

Children's Cancer Connection is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families in Iowa that have been impacted by pediatric cancer. Its mission is to connect families affected by childhood cancer by providing opportunities that encourage relationships and strengthen community. Learn more at 


About Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa

Variety - the Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are underprivileged, at-risk, critically ill or living with special needs. Grant funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly impact the well-being of children. For more information on Variety grants and programs please visit