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Bailey Moore
Family Programs Coordinator -

Bailey was born and raised in Boone, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Relations and then moved to Des Moines with her husband, Kurt and step son, Keaton in 2014. Outside of work, Bailey and her family enjoy taking their very energetic yellow lab named Georgia to parks, going out for ice cream, visiting friends and family, and having movie marathons at home. As of November 2019 Bailey and Kurt added a new little addition to their family, Brody. He is a bundle of joy and gives the best baby snuggles. Bailey started at Children’s Cancer Connection in March 2019 where she plans and schedules events for the children/families at the Hansen Home for Hope and in Central Iowa.


Contact Bailey for information on:  CCC House Events  |  Central Iowa Outings  |  New Family Enrollment  |  Bereavement Support  |  Hospital Communications  |  Day Camp




Jourdan Reed
Camp Director -

Jourdan was born and raised around Cedar Falls, Iowa. After high school she attended University of Northern Iowa to study design and project management. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Conar and anything that involves being crafty (i.e. quilting, crocheting, wood burning, painting, drawing, etc.) She also dabbles in video games and board games such as World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, Untitled Goose Game, Pokémon, etc. She never misses an opportunity to make fun of herself, crack a dad joke, or whip out a punny phrase. Jourdan has an Instagram account for her dog, Hayden, and cat, Ren, which she loves very dearly. Her “paw-dience” is growing. *shameless plug – @ren_and_den* She loves working at Children’s Cancer Connection and being able to spend her time getting to know and interact with all of our families!


Contact Jourdan for information on:  Oncology and Sibling Camp  |  Family Camp  |  Teen Camp  |  Teen Events  |  LIT Program




Cassidy Utesch
Family Programs Project Manager -

Cassidy was born and raised in Le Mars, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and moved to West Des Moines, IA in March of 2020. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Reed, and their two dogs, Milo and Wrigley. Together they enjoy hiking and kayaking during the warmer seasons and have TV show marathons in the colder months. Cassidy started at Children’s Cancer Connection in January 2021 and is excited to experience everything Children’s Cancer Connection has to offer. 



Contact Cassidy for information on:  Beads4Bravery Program  |  My Journey Book Program  |  Courage Store Program  | Empowering Scholarships

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