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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Youth Development

Mission: We enhance the quality of life for families connected through childhood cancer, and create opportunities to learn, play, and share.

Geographic areas served: Iowa and surrounding states

Programs: To provide summer camps and one day special activities for children with cancer and their families. Programs in this area include family camps, oncology camp, sibling camp, mid-year mini camp, and family events.

to provide support services and information for children with cancer and their families. Programs in this area include club hope, the survivorship connection, lending library, online support program, and adopt a family.

to provide hospital based programs which provide support for children being treated for cancer. Programs included in this area are arts and crafts, end-of-treatment party, beads for bravery, poke box, and treatment binders.

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The environment CCC provides is amazing. I volunteered at sibling camp this past summer and the organization provides such a family like atmosphere for not only the children at camp but the staff as well. The siblings were able to spend a week in the spotlight! The camp also has so many traditions that I felt like it might be overwhelming for a new camper, but everyone there is so open to welcoming new members into this CCC "family".

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Children's Cancer Connection is an emotionally rewarding experience. The children and families taught me more about life than one can possibly hope to learn on their own. They teach perseverance, acceptance, honesty, compassion, and respect, among many other things. Working with the camp programs was the highlight of my years as a counselor. Watching the children grow throughout the week of camp was an incredibly experience that I will take with me throughout life. My time with Children's Cancer Programs has confirmed my future career goal of working in pediatric oncology nursing. Heartfelt thanks to the children, families, and staff of CCC for making everyone's lives a little better.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Children's Cancer Connection is an amazing organization run by some truly special people who go above and beyond the call of duty to work to improve the lives of children and families dealing with childhood cancer. When I lived in the Des Moines area, it was an honor to volunteer with them and I would encourage anyone capable of helping out this fantastic cause!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Children's Cancer Connection for about 3 months now and I love every minute of it. I go to blank and do arts and crafts with the children while they wait to see the doctor. No matter what kind of day I am having, these kids can always put a smile on my face. I will hopefully be helping out at the week long summer camp this summer for children with cancer, put on by the Children's Cancer Connection. I am very excited for my future with this organization!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Children's Cancer Connection for a little over five years now. I was introduced to them while going to DMACC. I imediately fell in love with what they stood for and what they do! I couldn't help but be sucked in by all the smiling little faces and awesome people that work for and volunteer forChildren's Cancer Connection. By volunteering I have made so many new friends and had so many great experiences that I wouldn't trade for the world! I am very happy to be a part of this awesome family!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Children's Cancer Connection for 5 years now and I have loved every minute of it. This organization provides such wonderful support not only to children with a cancer diagnosis, but to their families as well. And they stick with them from start to finish... and beyond! I have seen firsthand the effect this organization has on kids and their families, and how dedicated these families are to the organization.

Laura

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This summer will mark my tenth year (week) volunteering at Camp Heart Connection. The kids and staff keep me coming back every year. What I like most about Children's Cancer Connection is their understanding that cancer affects the whole family. Children's Cancer Connection is there for the entire family through the entire journey. It's hard to explain the sense of community I feel every summer when I go to camp, even when words aren't spoken about the heartaches these kids must face there is an undersanding among them and a bond I cannot explain. The Children's Cancer Connection is there for familes when they need support the most. I feel privilaged to get to share a week with such an amazing group of people that are wise beyond their years and keep me grounded and focused on what's really important in life.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Children's Cancer Connection is a fabulous organization that helps kids who are dealing with cancer! Growing up is hard enough and I'm so glad there is an organization helping sick kids get through this.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Heart Connection is a wonderful organization for Cancer children and parents. The staff is dedicated to hard work to make this a wonderful experience for all.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Childrens Cancer Connection is a wonderful organization that I have worked closely with for several years. The staff is incredible and their number one concern is for the children and trying to give them some happiness during their difficult journey fighting cancer.

Review from Guidestar