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; day 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?  Selling dates will be announced shortly!

When do flowers arrive?  Flowers arrive in March. 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 the Flowerama. Flowerama is located at 3135 1st Ave SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. Our thanks to them for graciously allowing us to use their facility!

Who is this year’s mascot? Each year Gems of Hope chooses an animal to represent that year’s campaign. We will be annoucing the 2021 mascot in Fall 2020!



We look forward to bringing sunshine and happiness to the Corridor in 2021!

Take a look at our Hope Blooms mascots throughout the years!

Hope the Hippo 2014, Leon the Lion 2015, Bungle Blossom 2016, Jasper the Giraffe 2017, Dr. Ping the Panda 2018, Andee the Llama 2019, and Clementine the Cow 2020