The Heart Connection

Rating: 4.97 stars   110 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Cancer

Location: 1221 Center St Ste 12 Des Moines IA 50309 USA

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
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 42-1313167
515-243-6239
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Amazing. There is no other way to put it. this camp helped me and my brothers cope with my little brother getting treated for a malignant brain tumor. Ever since 2001 my older brothers and I have attended this camp and my younger brother has gone to the camp for survivors. We all plan to come back as counselors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community, they help fundraise for cancer research.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Camp

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bring cancer camp to everyone in the mid-west.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My son's first experience with Heart Connection was shortly after his cancer diagnosis. He attended Oncology Camp and was able to interact other children in various phases of treatment. Later my daughter attended Sibling Camp where the focus was on her, rather than on her brother. We are grateful that Heart Connection has been a significant part of our lives for the past 16 years.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of the children who attend their summer camps. Those at the oncology camp realize that they are not limited in what they can do.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the children gain confidence after attending camp.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic about the kids.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue serving children with cancer and their families by providing backpacks full of educational materials shortly after diagnosis, hosting Young Survivors' conferences, and sponsoring its flagship programs - summer camps.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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