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: 4 stars  

We lost our daughter when she was 17 year old to cancer. She died to young and to keep her memory alive we have donated or purchased items from CCC in her honor. This group does awsome job of bringing joy to so many people in so many ways. If we stop funding research now we will lose more children and that just should not happen keep up the good work.

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

Keeping my daughters memory alive!

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I believe it is heading in the right direction and has come up with some wonderful ideas for fund raisers. I like the new garden stone idea.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I first got involved with this fabulous charity when my brother had cancer some years ago and attended their annual summer camp. He had a great experience - it allowed him to get away from the disease for a week and just be a kid again. They do fabulous work!!

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

seeing how my brother benefited.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing - they are great!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Children's Cancer Connection and their programs are a godsend to families! The volunteers are dedicated, wonderful caring individuals that are there to help the children and their families. My family participates in the Danny Joe Golf Tournament each June to raise money to help this worthy cause. Thank you for all you do! Karen - Danny Joe's aunt.

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When my nephew was battling cancer, the Children's Cancer Connection had not yet been created although I have personally experienced the results of this organization when I volunteered at the Camp Heart Connection to sign in the children one year. To see their faces with excitement was very touching!

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I can't think of any changes. I would like to ask other people to think about putting them in their Will as a means to provide funds in the future for this great organization - we just did!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having visited Sibling Camp, the Christmas Card Kick-Off Event and the Breakfast of Champions, I am continually humbled by the spirit of the children and their families and the compassion of the volunteers. Participating in the Adopt-a-Family was a joy for our office in giving. The thoughtfulness of thank yous and photos of our family that we received was truly a 'connection' for us all.

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

visiting with the various children and their families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See that they have more funds to get their name out more

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Our family has been served by the Heart Connection beginnin in 1988. Our children attended their camps. We have been recipents of their services, donors and volunteers. When our son, Kevin was struggling with cancer, he set his sites on getting to camp. He made it and The Heart Connection did not fail him in providing the best camp ever. The planning that took place by the staff to ensure he had a wonderful, safe time one last time gave us all memories to treasure for a lifetime.

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

the smiles on the faces of all the families and children they serve.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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