WHAT IS HOPE BLOOMS?
Hope Blooms is a fundraiser that denotes both a sense of hope and resilience to our community and directly supports local cancer patients and their families.
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.
WHY SUPPORT HOPE BLOOMS?
- Provides over 1,500 vases of daffodils, the flower of rejuvenation and hope to individuals and businesses in our community.
- Delivers over 600 anonymous daffodil bouquets to local hospitals, cancer centers and hospice facilities for patients impacted by cancer.
- Provides stuffed animals to children impacted by cancer.
- Provides funding to support the programming of the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center.
This year, there will be an estimated 2 million new cancer cases diagnosed and over 600,000 cancer deaths in the United States.
(Data taken from the Cancer Facts and Figures 2023 a scientific paper published in the American Cancer Society journal, AC: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians)
In Iowa this year, an estimated 20,800 new invasive cancers will be diagnosed and an estimated 6,200 Iowans will die from cancer.
(2023 Annual report from the Iowa Cancer Registry)