2017 Charitable Donations
As your support has continued to grow over our 15 years of existence, so too has our ability to touch the lives of families affected by cancer in more areas across Iowa. In 2017, the Aiming for a Cure Foundation funded 11 projects for a total of $181,000.
St. Luke’s Hospital – Cedar Rapids
At St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids, a total of $60,000 went to fund the Calendar of Experiences and special events, financial assistance for families of patients with minor children being treated for cancer and their backpack program.
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital – Iowa City
At the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, $56,000 went to support education programs, a toy shopping spree, massage and fitness coupons for parents and guardians of children that are inpatients for long periods, a school re-entry program and financial assistance for families of children being treated for cancer.
University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center – Iowa City
At the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, $30,000 was donated to support the families of patients with minor children being treated for cancer.
Camp Kesem – Iowa City
Camp Kesem, which held its first camp in Iowa to support children who have been touched by their parent’s cancer, received $10,000.
Blank Children’s Hospital – Des Moines
For the first time, the Foundation was happy to donate a gift of $25,000 to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. This gift is being used for their patient and family support fund, which provides support for children undergoing cancer treatment and their families.
Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids
The Foundation also continues to support programs at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids that aid children in families dealing with the cancer and other programs.