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 cancerreallysucks.org, scholarships for high school seniors and much more.
When is Hope Blooms? 2019 flowers and gifts can be purchased January 2- February 15.
When do flowers arrive? Flowers arrive Wednesday, March 13th. Places of business whose orders total $50.00 or more are eligible for free delivery in the Corridor area. Individual orders must be picked up at Newport’s Flowers on March 13th between 9am-5pm. Newport’s is located at 2125 Wilson Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
The 2019 Hope Blooms presenting sponsor is the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center. Other sponsors include; Schneider Electric North America, Mercy Medical Center, General Mills, Eastern Iowa Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Worley Warehousing, UICCU, Hills Bank & Trust Company, Radiation Oncology of Cedar Rapids, Community Savings Bank, Nations Financial Group, Inc, Fairfax State Savings Bank, Bankers Trust, Ohnward Bank & Trust, Van Meter Industrial, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Co, Linn Area Credit Union, Clark’s Pharmacy and Gifts, Frontier Co-op and The Ghosh Center.
In kind service providers include Newport’s Flowers and Gifts, J&A Printing, Tall Grass Business Resources, Lamar Advertising, KCRG, and The Gazette.