Partner Events

Thanks to the efforts of many people throughout Iowa, CCC can continue to provide families affected by childhood cancer opportunities that encourage relationships and strengthen community. Third-party or Fundraising by Friends events are hosted by groups throughout the year.

While CCC is a beneficiary, these events are run almost entirely by other groups. There are many ways to get involved in a Fundraising by Friends event. Events range from car shows to gaming live streams. Start your own event, or get involved with some partners below!

If you’re interested in hosting a Fundraising by Friends third-party event benefiting Children’s Cancer Connection, please download the Third-Party Toolkit below and submit the event application.

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Please fill out the form in the toolkit, and submit it to the CCC Events Manager.

Not interested in hosting an event, but want to raise money for CCC?

Start a Birthday Fundraiser, check out Team CCC or the Campership Challenge page!

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July is a fun backyard party which honors the memory of Princess Camryn while supporting Children's Cancer Connection and Blank Children's Hospital's Child Life Department.

Children's Cancer Connection partner Danny Joe Memorial Golf Tournament

Danny Joe Memorial Golf Tournament

This annual golf tournament is held in memory of Danny Joe Cornish as a way to raise money for CCC programs and keep Danny's compassion and love alive.

Children's Cancer Connection partner Des Moines Concours d'Elegance

Des Moines Concours d'Elegance

This Des Moines event is an invitation-only exhibition of collectible motor vehicles that celebrates their fine art, design evolution and innovations with proceeds going to CCC.

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Fore the Kids

Put on by the Best and Young families, this Des Moines golf outing has raised over $300,000 in the last 17 years to support CCC programs and events. Foursomes enjoy hole prizes, lunch and more!

Gaming Off the Grid

Each September, Gaming Off the Grid puts on a 24-hour charity livestream in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with proceeds going to CCC.

Children's Cancer Connection partner Lexi Stiles Memorial Golf Tournament

Lexi Stiles Memorial Golf Tournament

This annual tournament raises funds for CCC. It includes a silent and live auctions, drinks and more. Team Lexi's mission is to leave a lasting legacy in the name of Lexi Ann Stiles.

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Mya Strong Softball Tournament

Mya and the Mya Strong Foundation host an annual softball tournament. The proceeds go directly to families affected by childhood cancer and often sponsor cabins at Camp Heart Connection.