Partner events

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 by Friends third-party event benefiting Children’s Cancer Connection, please download our toolkit and submit the event application. If you have questions, please reach out to




  • 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.

  • 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.