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October 2019

Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer

October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Mercy Hospital Cedar Rapids, 701 10th ST SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
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Join our Gems of Hope team! The opening ceremonies will start at 7:45 A.M. and the 5k race will begin at 8:00 A.M. with the family walk starting shortly after the race. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 9th 2019! Registration fee is $30.00 before September 1st. After September 1st, the registration fee will be $35.00. Click the link below to register for the Gems of Hope team.

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Youth Advisory Board Fundraiser: Pancheros!

October 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Pancheros, 5300 Edgewood Rd NE Suite 100
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411 United States
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Join the Gems of Hope Youth Advisory Board at Pancheros on Edgewood for a night of fundraising! Pancheros is partnering up with YAB to help succeed our mission of inspiring hope in cancer patients and their families! YAB fundraisers benefit the Gems of Hope mission by supporting our programs like the Gift of Education scholarships. So make sure to order lots of extras on those burritos!

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December 2019


December 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 11:30 pm CST

Don't forget to VOTE for GEMS OF HOPE for the Gazette Gives Back! Every vote means free advertising dollars for Gems of Hope. With those advertising dollars, we are able to continue to reach into our community and inspire HOPE in cancer patients and their families. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS! Subscribers to The Gazette all given 5 VOTES! Non-subscribers are given 1 VOTE! EVERY VOTE COUNTS! Click the link BELOW to vote for Gems of…

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February 2020

Daffodil Vase Painting at The Potters’ Obsession

February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST
The Potter’s Obsession, 1941 51st St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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Join us at The Potter's Obsession for a fun mini fundraiser! We will be painting vases; chatting; and having a great time! Fee is $20.00 and proceeds will go to Hope Blooms and Gems of Hope! We can't wait to see you there!

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Youth Advisory Board Bowling Fundraiser

February 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
May City Bowl, 1648 Trent St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Let's Strike Out Cancer! Support the Gems of Hope Youth Advisory Board in order to further our mission of inspiring cancer patients. All proceeds from the bowling event help to fund scholarships for graduating seniors who have been personally affected by their own cancer diagnosis or that of an immediate family member. Form a team up to six people and join us for a night of Glow Bowling at May City Bowl on Friday, February 28 from 6-8pm!  Cost: $10…

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March 2020

Youth Advisory Board’s Orange Leaf Fundraiser

March 6, 2020
Orange Leaf,  2300 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The Gems of Hope Youth Advisory Board is having a fundraiser today at the Orange Leaf at 2300 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. We'd encourage you and your family to go grab a bowl of frozen yogurt, today March 6th, and say you are with Gems of Hope! By doing this 20% of your purchase will go towards scholarships for graduating seniors directly impacted by cancer. Hope to see you at Orange Leaf today!

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July 2020

“One Day of Giving” Event

July 17, 2020

To celebrate 15 years anniversary, we are hosting a Day of Giving! We are so grateful for the support of our community so we are inviting you to join us in an open house celebration from 1:00pm to 4:00pm that day! Take a listen to the interview our board president did for Z102.9 on July 16th!!

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October 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Mug Party

October 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio, 329 10th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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  Gems of Hope is partnering with the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month to bring you an evening of creativity, relaxation, and (socially distant) fun! Friday Night Out is ICCGS's most popular monthly event 6 years running! Join us as we learn how to make custom cups from Iowa Ceramics Center's amazing staff! They said it best "... you will learn how to attach a handle, as well as decorate the outside and…

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Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer

October 11, 2020 @ 7:45 am - 11:00 am CDT

We are so excited for the Especially for You race in October! Our favorite race is going virtual this year in order to protect our community. But never fear! We are still going to raise funds for breast-care and gynecological cancer services for our amazing community. How to Participate: Choose your favorite location, gear up in this year's long sleeve shirt, and walk or run the 5k! If you are participating in the family walk, grab the kiddos and the…

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January 2021

January Virtual Workshop: Thursday Afternoon

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Please join us for our January Afternoon Virtual Workshop! Workshop will be held via Zoom at 1:00pm. Please fill out the registration form to let us know you're coming! Virtual workshop will last for one hour. Register Here: https://app.donorview.com/o45ND Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82959465594?pwd=d2VsVE5yRGkrV3pjZENzOFRwTnRKdz09

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