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Hope Blooms Welcomes First Ever-Honorary Chair

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA- (January 2, 2018) Gems of Hope is proud to announce the fifth Hope Blooms campaign. Hope Blooms provides the Corridor the opportunity to purchase fresh cut, bud stage daffodils for themselves or area cancer patients in treatment. There are many other great products included in the fundraiser too. Sales begin Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and go through January 31, 2018. The product will be delivered March 14, 2018. Newport’s Flowers and gifts on Wilson Ave is collaborating with Gems of Hope this year and will serve as the event headquarters and a place where the public can...

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Hope Blooms, March 8, 2017!

Gems of Hope will deliver happiness and sunshine to the Corridor this week as its fourth annual Hope Blooms fundraising campaign comes to an end. This year Gems will deliver over 500 bouquets of daffodils to cancer patients in treatment in the area and nearly 400 Giraffe Hugs to children impacted by cancer. On March 8th a special Hope Blooms mascot will visit the PCI Pavilion and deliver flowers and gifts to cancer patients in treatment at PCI Hematology and Oncology, Albert and Helen G Nassif Radiation Center and in the Helen G Nassif Lung Clinic. New this year, Mercy...

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The Gazette Gives Back to Gems of Hope!

More info on this great program supported by The Gazette and Farmers State Bank! What is The Gazette Gives Back? The Gazette Gives Back is an annual program that provides subscribers the opportunity to support area non-profits in a meaningful way, at no cost to the subscriber. By November 14th all subscribers will receive a postcard detailing how they can designate their in-kind funds to any one of the participating non-profit organizations. To support Gems of Hope subscribers can either click here or mail back the paper ballot provided in The Gazette. These will be printed on Sundays in November and...

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Gems of Hope Ride Update

The GOH ride set for this Sunday has been cancelled due to the state of the city with flooding. We plan to reschedule the ride once we know more about needed recovery efforts. Thanks so much for your understanding of this situation. Let’s hope for the best possible circumstances for everyone impacted in any way. There are so many folks looking for volunteers and help right now, the United Way is your best connection to needs. Visit for more info if you can make the time to help. Feel free to reach out with questions, and we will get back to...

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