Welcome to

Gems of Hope.

Our Mission

To bring hope to cancer patients and their families.

Our Vision

To provide cancer patients and their families support and resources to inspire hope, creating the outlook that hope is always present in a cancer diagnosis.


Join us for workshops, events, and fundraisers to help us champion hope and resilience!


Our programs are designed to serve all members of our local community.


Want to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients & their families?


Gems of Hope is a nonprofit offering support to local cancer patients receiving treatment.


Your gift makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients.

Gems of Hope was founded to share hope with others.

Gems of Hope was inspired by Tory, a 9-year-old living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. While her mother was in treatment for cancer, Tory wrote daily notes of encouragement, leaving them where her mother would see them. Tory’s mother recognized that the love behind the notes and the opportunity to create art, as well as the information she found in her reading, were valuable components in her recovery. She joined two friends also affected by cancer in founding a non-profit organization that would extend these components to others. Gems of Hope promotes what medical research now supports: feelings of optimism and hope encourage healing.

Giving Hope through the Hope Blooms Campaign

Hope Blooms provides our community and surrounding areas the opportunity to purchase daffodils for their own display or as a bouquet of hope which are delivered to cancer patients undergoing treatment at local hospitals and treatment facilities. Daffodils are the first flowers of spring and symbolize rejuvenation, hope and happiness for the future. Stuffed animals and notecards are purchased in the same way and may be individually purchased or purchased as a gift for those impacted by cancer. All Hope Blooms proceeds will benefit the patients and families served by the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center.

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Join us for an upcoming workshop to help create Gifts of Hope and enjoy the company of like-minded friends who want to inspire hope in cancer patients and their families!