Fourth Annual Back-to-School Bash— Check!
Oh, what a night! The fourth annual Back-to-School Bash is officially in the books. More than 180 Children's Cancer Connection kiddos and their families enjoyed a delicious meal, school-themed activities, face painting, balloon art and, of course, free backpacks and supplies for the upcoming school year.
“Every year the enrollment for this event just keeps increasing, which means we must be doing something right,” laughed Melissa Beaman, director of programs for Children’s Cancer Connection. “The Back-to-School Bash is definitely one of the most popular events among our families.”
The event, which has grown in both size and popularity in the past five year, is organized
by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and employees of Iowa Select Farms.
Located in Des Moines, the Hansen Home for Hope is a homelike place where families affected by childhood cancer can find support and comfort.
“We focus on the entire family, the entire journey,” continued Melissa. “Those that have been treated in Iowa, live in Iowa or are diagnosed in Iowa are who we serve. Much like this event, our Children’s Cancer Connection family just continues to grow and grow."
The Back-to-School Bash is one of several events and programs organized through our partnership with Children’s Cancer Connection, which serves over 500 families across Iowa.