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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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been apart of this organization sense 1989 and I make it a point to be there every year because it means so much to me. At camp I have made friendships that I couldnt make anywhere else. I had brain surgery back in December of 08 and one of my camp buddies sat by me for two days while I was sleeping and only able to days in and out. The people you meet leave their prints on your heart wether they are age five or eighteen, everyone will have an impact.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Heart Connection has been a part of my life now for almost 20 years. When I was younger and sick the organization was there for me and my family and has continued to stay connected. Thanks to the Heart Connection I've now been provided with adult cancer survivor opportunities that have helped me educate myself on staying healthy long after going into remission.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for The Heart Connection for about 3 months and have absolutely loved my there. They provide awesome support for children with cancer and their families and they really are there to assist in every way. During camp, I could see how much it really meant to the kids and the great time they have with others. Camp is where the kids can be themselves and where they can be comfortable around others. The Heart Connection has an awesome network of volunteers that are always willing to help out at programs and especially during camp. The staff of the organization are great, always having new ideas and are never afraid to take on a new challenge. I will definitely continue my attention and time to this organization in the future!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for the Heart Connection because they are an organization that really cares about the kids that deal with cancer every day all year long. They raise money, do camps, run events, sports, shows and much more. I hope to be able to do much more throughout the year to show my support for the Heart Connection.