Hope Blooms

Meet Dr. Ping. The 2018 Hope Blooms mascot!

What is Hope Blooms? Hope Blooms is a fundraiser that supports Gems of Hope. The money raised will fund all the programs Gems offers, which include; gifts of hope for cancer patients in treatment; cancer-related library books for schools; kids camps and kits for kids impacted by cancer; a website for teenagers called cancerreallysuck.com, scholarships for high school seniors and much more.

When is Hope Blooms?Flowers arrive Wednesday, March 14th. Places of business whose orders total $50.00 or more are eligible for free delivery in the Corridor area. All other orders must be picked up at Newport’s Flowers on March 14th between 9am-5pm. Newport’s is located at 2125 Wilson Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

The 2018 Hope Blooms presenting sponsor is the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center. Other sponsors include; Mercy Medical Center, Radiation and Oncology of Cedar Rapids, Schneider Electric, Eastern Iowa Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Worley, Banker’s Trust, General Mills, Van Meter, Fairfax State Savings Bank, Nations Financial, Community Savings Bank, Clark’s Pharmacy, Synergy Home Care, U of I Community Credit Union, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, and The Ghosh Center. In kind service providers include Newport’s Flowers and Gifts, J&A Printing, Kirkwood Horticultural Department, Tall Grass Business Resources, Lamar Advertising and The Gazette.

Thanks to all of you who ordered flowers and gifts and supported Hope Blooms 2018! Stay tuned for more information on how Hope Blooms will impact Corridor cancer patients on March 14th, 2018!