A Season of Giving
While most families will enjoy the holiday season at home, there are some that are required to spend them at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. That doesn’t mean that a Christmas filled with family, fun and toys can’t be part of the season, though.
To kick off the season of giving, the annual Aiming for a Cure Foundation Shopping Spree took place on Tuesday, November 13th. Foundation founders, Steve and Jodie Ries, and foundation vice president, Dave Tatman, were joined by patients and families from the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital on a $5,000 shopping spree at the Blairs Ferry Road NE Walmart store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
“This is one of the most fun things we do each year,” said Steve Ries, Aiming for a Cure Foundation president. “These amazing kids and their incredible families really enjoy buying these toys to help others enjoy the Christmas season.”
The annual Shopping Spree is one of many events held each year by the Aiming for a Cure Foundation to help children being treated for cancer and the families who support them. The toys purchased as part of the Shopping Spree are donated for use on the floor where all the children undergoing cancer treatment are housed in the hospital.
The Aiming for a Cure Foundation Mission
The mission of the Aiming For A Cure Foundation is to raise funds to benefit pediatric oncology patients and families served by the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for the children through the funding of research and patient care.