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Meet Volunteer Erin Renze

Meet one of CCC’s fantastic volunteers, Erin Renze! Erin is an Iowa native but now lives in Omaha, NE. She’s a pediatric congenital cardiac anesthesiologist at Children’s Nebraska in Omaha.  Erin first volunteered with Children’s Cancer Connection several years ago with in-hospital/in-clinic arts and crafts

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Camp Volunteer Applications Now Open

Camp Heart Connection’s magical summer camps provide a secure environment to connect, grow and create lifelong memories. CCC offers these camps at no cost to those who attend! As CCC relies on fundraising efforts to cover camp costs, we also rely on the volunteer support

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New Dates Set for 2024 Summer Camps

The dates for 2024 Camp Heart Connection summer camps will be: Oncology Camp: June 9-15 Sibling Camp: June 30-July 6 The shift of Sibling Camp from mid-August to earlier in the summer comes following years of staffing challenges for the highly attended camp and an

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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

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Gold Ribbon Walkway Completed

On Oct. 12, 2023, nearly 100 people gathered at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Home for Hope in Johnston for the Gold Ribbon Walkway dedication. The guests in attendance were family members of those who passed away due to childhood cancer. They were able to

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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

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