Register for a What About Us? session or pick up a take-home kit.  These kits are designed for parents to guide their children through a cancer diagnosis.

What About Us? is a free program that meets for 1/2 day on a Saturday.

Learn More About This Children's Group, What About Us?

The children’s group is facilitated by social workers with special training in cancer counseling. The children participate in activities and projects designed to help them understand and express their feelings.

This group will:

  1. Increase the child’s ability to understand and express feelings about their loved one’s cancer
  2. Teach the child how to communicate those feelings
  3. Help facilitate coping with those feelings

At the end of each session the children participate in yoga giving the social workers the opportunity to meet with the parents.

Call the Gems of Hope office for more information on this FREE program at 319-393-9681, or fill out the form found at

Upcoming Events

Oct 06

Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Upcoming Workshops

Wed 21

Glaze Pottery Studio, Thiensville, WI

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Thiensville WI
Thu 22

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Hope Lodge in Iowa City

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Iowa City IA
Sep 09

Cedarburg, WI Public Library: Finishing Workshop

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Cedarburg WI
Sep 10

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Hall Perrine

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids IA
Sep 17

Beading & Card Making @ Benchmark Inc., Conference Room

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids IA

Gems of Hope Inc. is a non-profit organization.

We accept individual, corporate and memorial donations.

Please know that the donation you send is truly making a difference in the lives of the cancer patients.

Cancer Really Sucks

Cancer Really Sucks is a website designed for teenagers by teenagers who have loved ones facing cancer. We hope to help you deal with your questions and emotions through the healthy …

Pages for Hope

A library program designed to reach children, teens and their families with information and support concerning cancer. Resource books and materials are selected …

What About Us?

Utilizes structured activities to help children ages 5-12 identify, communicate and cope with their feelings when someone close to them has been diagnosed with cancer.

Youth Advisory Board

Join Gems of Hope’s Youth Advisory Board!

In 2018 Gems of Hope will award up to 10 – $1000.00 scholarships to Corridor high school seniors.

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Gems of Hope volunteers help provide over 750 “gifts of hope” each month to cancer patients in the Corridor!

Volunteering for Gems can help you:

  • Feel good about supporting cancer patients with a message of hope
  • Learn something
  • Help fulfill a civic responsibility
  • Make our community better
  • Connect and network with others in the community
  • Fulfill volunteer hours required for school or other groups
  • Gain professional experience
  • Bring you together with others and give you a sense of belonging
  • Cope with a cancer diagnosis in your family

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